Spirit was an American jazz/hard rock/progressive rock/psychedelic band founded in 1967, based in Los Angeles, California. The original lineup of the group evolved from an earlier Los Angeles band, The Red Roosters, which included Randy California (guitars, vocals), Mark Andes (bass) and Jay Ferguson (vocals, percussion). With the addition of Ed Cassidy (drums) and keyboard player John Locke the new band was originally named the Spirits Rebellious (after a book by Khalil Gibran) but was soon shortened simply to Spirit. Randy California had also played with Jimi Hendrix (then known as Jimmy James) in Jimmy James and the Blue Flames in 1966. Clear was the third Spirit album, written largely in the wake of their work on the soundtrack to the 1968 film Model Shop. Several of the band members have said that they felt there wasn't enough time for developing the album after releasing two albums in 1968, recording a soundtrack and constantly touring, but a growing number of fans feel that it is one of their finest, if not the finest, album the group would ever make.
01 - Dark Eyed Man 02 - Apple Orchard 03 - So Little Time To Fly 04 - Ground Hog 05 - Cold Wind 06 - Policeman's Ball 07 - Ice 08 - Give A Life, Take A Life 09 - I'm Truckin' 10 - Clear 11 - Caught 12 - New Dope In Town 13 - 1984 (Bonus Track) 14 - Sweet Stella Baby (Bonus Track) 15 - Fuller Brush Man (Bonus Track) 16 - Coral (Bonus Track)