Personnel: Tim Rose (guitar); Hugh McCracken, Jay Berliner, Stuart Scharf (guitar); Charles McCracken (cello); Joey Scott, Charles Smalls, Patricia Brown (piano); Ernie Hayes (organ); Richard Killgore, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie (drums); Jim Fischoff (percussion).
Liner Note Authors: David Rubinson; Mike Clifford; John Tobler.
Photographer: Don Hunstein.
Arrangers: David Rubinson; Joey Scott; Ian Freebairn-Smith; Arnold Goland; Tim Rose.
Rose's self-titled debut is a fairly strong singer-songwriter set, divided about equally between originals and imaginative covers, showing strong blues and folk leanings as well as forays into orchestrated pop-rock. It includes "Morning Dew" and "Hey Joe." Beat Goes On's 1998 reissue appends Rose's follow-up, 1969's Through Rose Coloured Glasses. ~ Richie Unterberger