"A “supergroup” of sorts, Captain Beyond consisted of ex-members of Deep Purple (vocalist Rod Evans), Iron Butterfly (guitarist Larry “Rhino” Reinhart and bassist Lee Dorman), and Johnny Winter’s band (drummer Bobby Caldwell). This album is definitely one of the most interesting of the era. The musicianship rises to an extraordinary level, led by drummer Bobby Caldwell. I would describe his style as combining jazzlike delicacy and complexity with rocklike power. The album also has a full, encompassing feel. I guess it’s sort of a concept album, with all the songs bleeding into the next and earlier songs establishing lyrical and musical themes the band follows throughout the course of the album. The songs weave to create a varied, textured framework that keeps things interesting. Sporadic, well-placed touches of elements like piano and Latin percussion makes for an even more engrossing listen. This album deserves a listen by any at all interested in the roots of stoner rock."
"It IS really a masterpiece. The whole record is like one single song with a lot of different moods in it. There are some hard rocking parts and some beautiful soft parts. All this combined makes it a fantastic record to listen to from beginning to end."
"I want to mention that this album has one of the best productions for its time. Great guitar and bass tones and a killer drum sound. The first time I heard this album, I was on my way home from playing a gig and I got into it so much that I forgot where I was going to! It sucked me in that much. So yes, do buy this and dig it heavily."