Album: Jim Sullivan, UFO (Light In The Attic)

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There are those "lost" albums that are probably best left that way, and then there are gems such as this.

Sullivan was a West Coast contender and UFO was meant to be his moment. It didn't come and, six years after UFO's 1969 release, Sullivan had disappeared in mysterious circumstances. This, then, is that album's first "proper" release and though it has its moments of hippy excess, the majority of the songs are down-the-line folk-country-rock classics, laced with Axelrod-like strings and an almost "Wichita Lineman"-like grace.