"These recordings are outtakes from our first two U.S. albums," states the inner sleeve of this 15- minute CD. I don't know this band, so it's impossible for me to tell if these are simply songs that wouldn't fit on their earlier CDs or if they are songs that weren't good enough to get on those releases. Either way, the music is soft, light and nice sounding. The very simple arrangements featuring mostly guitar, percussion and harmonized co-ed vocals have a 1960s college-kid vibe to them. If you already like this band, you'd want this recording. (Acuarela Discos, Apdo, De Correos, 18.136, 28.080 Madrid, Spain)

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