Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory
The lukewarm reviews that greeted this 1973 release seem almost perfunctory now because time has been good to this album. There’s a dusky groove throughout that often sounds the way hammocks feel at twilight in summer: gentle and unassuming. The breathy sax and organ of the 11-minute “Roll Right Stones” pull you in and gently rock; “Evening Blue” is an afternoon’s expanding shadow, and the finale, “(Sometimes I Feel So) Uninspired,” glows like the third beer into the evening. The album features the Muscle Shoals house-band rhythm section, alongside the band’s leaders (and album producers) Jim Capaldi and Steve Winwood.