2001 compilation. One disc of rarities and one ‘best of’ disc. Compiled by the man himself.
A bumper compilation where Mr Kooper raids his archive to present a whole CDs worth of unheard tracks and versions (as of 2001 when this compilation first came out). In amongst the ‘new’ recordings which includes his cover of XTCs’ ‘Making Plans For Nigel’ and a remake of the Blood Sweat & Tears classic: ‘I Can’t Quit Her’ Al gives us some unreleased treats from his prime period in the late 60s / early 70s. Delights include his 1964 demo of ‘Somethin’s Goin’ On’ and a cover of The Beatles ‘Hey Jude’ from 1969.
As a bonus, Al has selected 14 well known tracks from his oeuvré which features selections from ‘Super Session’ and his Blood Sweat & Tears album ‘Child Is Father To The Man’.