Babe Ruth: Janita "Jenny" Haan (vocals, bells); Alan Shacklock (guitar, vocals, Mellotron, Moog, percussion, vibraphone); Steve Gurl (piano, keyboards, Moog); Dave Hewitt (bass); Ed Spevock (drums, percussion).
Additional personnel: Angelito (congas).
Recorded at Lansdowne and Chappell Studios, London, England.
This self-titled disc from Babe Ruth shows them branching out of the progressive rock style of earlier discs and adding touches of soul, folk, and movie theme music to their muses. By covering Curtis Mayfield's "We People Darker Than Blue" and Morricone's "A Fistful of Dollars," Babe Ruth show just how far they've come from their earlier days. Their originals also show this growth, and while nothing here is earth-shattering or new, Babe Ruth are accomplished enough to always turn out good product. ~ James Chrispell