"There's a terrific reason why the triple-CD Crusaders retrospective The Golden Years included six of Free as the Wind's eight tracks the material. Indeed, side one of the LP version may be the strongest single side of original tunes that the band ever put together. When the material is this good, everything falls into place from there; the grooves are deeper, the soloing by all five Crusaders is more melodic and probing, and while Sample provides a few brass and string arrangements, this is just harmless decoration, neither a necessity nor a hindrance. This would be the Crusaders' high-water mark in the post-Wayne Henderson years, and it can stand tall with anything they've done." - AMG.
The record is Exc++.
The jacket is Exc-.
The LP plays Mint.
Clean, clear, crisp sound. Lots of detail and dynamics. HOT side 2. Very realistic sounding instruments. The soundstage is wide and has good depth and very strong imaging.
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