Just a Little Bit is almost a vocal version of Green Onions with the background riff of guitar, bass and keyboards.
Gloria has now become a rock classic but it stands here in its original form. Still the staple of many a set list, Gloria is one of Van Morrison's greatest tracks and a a classic of 1960s British R 'n' B. The song was initially released as the B-side of the single Baby Please Don't Go. The jangly guitar with its three repeating chords can be nothing else but Gloria.
You Just Can't Win is almost a duet between Morisson and the cymbals. The echo on the voice gives it a deep and almost scary feel. Don't Look Back is the best of the ballads on the album. Written by John Lee Hooker, the track is quite unlike his better-known Boom Boom or Dimples. The listener could be excused for believing that this track is a Van Morrison song as it is so similar to his own material. Maybe this one simply a major influence on his own writing.
A further R &B classic is Jimmy Reed's Bright Lights Big City. This is again driven by the guitar and swirling organ, overlain by Morisson's vocals. The album finishes with the standard Route 66, another note of comparison with the debut from the Stones. These two tracks emphasise that either the band or the record company was not confident in putting too many originals on the album. The same could be said of the debut albums from the Beatles, Stones or the Who. These albums show that the days of bands writing all their own material were about to arrive.
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