Russian reissue of this 1969 MGM album. "Hunky Blues Project singer Tommy Flanders dropped out of the NYC band after their 1966 debut, probably to the joy of his management & Verve marketers. A few years & zero-interest singles later, his first & only solo LP shattered any commercial notions his handlers had. Flanders shed the R&B/Blues-covers hat for one that wouldn't be out of place on Robin Williamson's head. Moonstone, which appeared & disappeared in '69, doesn't quite have the din of most career-suicide records, but the trick was turned none the less. A dusted, laid-back folk affair from the start, Flanders thumbed a ride back to New England that left him a brokenhearted troubadour at the tree-line of the spirit world. Tommy vibes his way to a cross between a low-key, slightly fey take on Gene Clark/Kristofferson on-the-road coke-folk & later flowery, private-press freedom. A singer at heart, Flanders rounds out his studio group with the great guitarist Bruce 'Mr. Tambourine Man' Langhorne, who fills this album's sound up to near forgotten-classic status. Never-were heavies "Purple and Blue" & "The Moonstone" will pay for themselves on this flower for Dylan that's not quite Red Hash, but not quite James Taylor either." -- Kris Price.