Everything's Gonna Be Alright (J Christie)
This is the Christie tour
de force. It has a magnificent melody, a rocking, driving beat, inspirational
lyrics about never giving up, and terrific bass work by Jeff. Throw
in Vic's sensational introductory riff, and you have the quintessential
Christie song - one that should have been a hit several times over.
Freewheelin' Man (J Christie)
Jeff must have been in an inspired mood - this song
demonstrates once again his ability to come up with ear-pleasing melodies.
This gentle country-pop song about an easy-going man employs yet another
original tune that could easily pass for an A-side by itself. The only
disappointing aspect is that the production on this particular track
is poor, making the song sound muffled.
Magic Highway (V Elmes)
This is a solid Vic Elmes hard rock song that shows off Vic's guitar and vocal talents to the fore. Paul Fenton complements the song well with some innovative drumming. This 5:39 minute piece was the only one of Christie's hard-rock efforts to be released on a single, and it also kicks off the group's second album. It uses the traditional "heavy sound" structure of a lengthy instrumental bridge in between the vocal verses, and provided a nice balance to the commercial offerings on the other side of the vinyl. Vic explains the song's meaning here.
Inside Looking Out (J Christie)
See album review. This song had been a candidate for Christie's second single. It appeared as the flipside to Everything .. in some European countries.