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Spirit: The Whisky, Los Angeles

Richard Cromelin, Phonograph Record, April 1972

THERE'S NOT MUCH Spirit left. That doesn't refer only to the departure of Jay Ferguson and Mark Andes and the retirement of Randy California. The problem is more qualitative than quantitative – viz., besides being the most pedestrian of performers, the replacements are oriented in a direction that seems to be entirely at odds with the style of what was once one of the most palatable and enjoyable of the "progressive," jazzy rock groups.

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