Aptly titled, Two Sides of Tony McPhee not only explores McPhee's conceptions about love, relationships, religion, and aging, but the album is divided up musically, showcasing his talent as both a guitarist and a keyboard player. After displaying his keenness for composing a concept album with Split, a piece that he recorded with his band the Groundhogs based on the complexities of schizophrenia, McPhee decided to record an album that was more exclusive and personal. The result was Two Sides of Tony McPhee, with McPhee playing an acoustic and electric guitar for the first four tracks, then switching to three different synthesizers and an electric piano for side two, a lengthy spoken poem entitled "The Hunt."
Rich and melodic mid-70s rock. Strong tunes with lots of harmony. Benefits from repeated playing. Polydor in the UK were churning out loads of stuff like this in the mid-70s - like Easy Street. Recommended if you like ELO, late 70s BJH, Pilot etc.