Long before Steve Miller hit it big with commercial albums like "The Joker", "Fly Like An Eagle" and "Book Of Dreams", he put out 6 incredible albums, starting with this gem. His singing, songwriting and guitar playing were better than anything after "Journey From Eden". His overall sound was more musical (not the commercial formula that followed). Put on those 6 albums and you notice the naturallity of each piece, actually, you almost don't notice it because you are consumed by it. Put on "Fly Like An Eagle" and you are looking for drum intros, layered vocals, and programmed synths. To this day, I have never made love to a better song than "In My First Mind". You just get completely lost in that moment and then this really cool nightclubby blues guitar fades in and fades out as if washed by the sea and never to be heard from again. You know when a band does something so great that you want more, but you don't get anymore...tantalizing! "Baby's Calling Me Home" is just beautiful. "Key To The Highway" is so lazy that your needle might have stayed on the record for hours if the automatic arm return failed. But blues can either make you dance like mad or lull you into a tranquil calm. The fact that a reviewer for a prominent magazine back in 1968, compared this album to "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band", should have sent frenzied teenagers scurrying to records stores to see what all the fuss was about. But that did not happen, and NO, this is by no means, up to "Sgt. Pepper", not much is, unless it is another Beatle masterpiece. I challenge anyone reading this to slip this CD into your player, grab a cold beverage (wine would work fine...back then I had other ways to get my mind right), dim the lights and slowly start kissing your lover while "In My First Mind" plays. You will probably like to start at the begining of the disk, so by the time "In My First Mind " comes around, you will be where you need to be. Then, just relax and enjoy.