Rare Amber formed in 1968 when two blues musicians from Bristol, Gwyn Mathias (guitar) and Chris Whiting (drums) moved to London and formed the band with Del Watkins (guitar) and John Dover (bass). After several singers the album was recorded with Roger Cairns on vocals, and Chris Whiting had been replaced on drums by Keith Whiting (no relation). The music is a successful blend of originals and covers of compositions by blues kings like Otis Spann and B.B. King. It is made up of progressive heavy blues rock typical of the time, a psychedelic blues monster, although more psych than blues.