5 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

While Ten Years After were one of the finest British blues-rock acts of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, they were initially also very much a jazz-influenced quartet as the extended workout of Woody Herman’s “(At The) Woodchopper’s Ball”, Gershwin’s “Summertime” and the band’s own “I May Be Wrong, But I Won’t Be Wrong Always” make abundantly clear. These recordings from the tiny London club Klook’s Kleek in May 1968 give a perfect idea what the band’s sets were like in the early days: plenty of improvisation and room for guitarist Alvin Lee to take flight with incredibly intricate solos. “I’m Going Home” would become a classic in the U.S. once it was part of the Woodstock Festival the following year.

EDITORS’ NOTES

While Ten Years After were one of the finest British blues-rock acts of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, they were initially also very much a jazz-influenced quartet as the extended workout of Woody Herman’s “(At The) Woodchopper’s Ball”, Gershwin’s “Summertime” and the band’s own “I May Be Wrong, But I Won’t Be Wrong Always” make abundantly clear. These recordings from the tiny London club Klook’s Kleek in May 1968 give a perfect idea what the band’s sets were like in the early days: plenty of improvisation and room for guitarist Alvin Lee to take flight with incredibly intricate solos. “I’m Going Home” would become a classic in the U.S. once it was part of the Woodstock Festival the following year.

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