Mel & Tim's
debut album featured both of their smashes, "Backfield in Motion" and "Good Guys Only Win in the Movies." As full-length soul records of the era go, it's a bit above average, if only because the duo wrote a high percentage of their own material. It's sweet Chicago pop/soul circa 1969-70 at its most centrist: not too slick, not terribly earthy, and not as distinctive as the Impressions
or Gene Chandler
, although the sound bears general similarities. The CD reissue has five extra bonus tracks from singles that were issued around the same era.