Plainsong broke up in 1973, their second album incomplete and unreleased. Ian Matthews stayed with Elektra Records for his solo career, and moved to California. His next album was produced by Michael Nesmith, who since leaving The Monkees had been pursuing a similar country-rock direction to Matthews. As usual for an Ian Matthews album, it featured a good selection of covers interpersed with a few originals and a traditional song. The highlights were without a doubt the stunning covers of Steve Young's "Seven Bridges Road" and Jackson Browne's "These Days". Also featured were songs by Richard Thompson, Randy Newman and Don Gibson. Among the backing musicians there were appearances from famed steel guitarist Red Rhodes and fiddler Byron Berline.
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