Q (Magazine) - p.1543 stars out of 5
-- "The mesmerising 19-minute 'Tarotplane' is a twisted symphony in itself."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1223 stars out of 5
-- "[F]or new arrivals seeking initiation into the good Captain's unique brand of spacy delta this is as good a place to start as any."
Contains material originally released on the Buddah label: SAFE AS MILK (1966) and MIRROR MAN (recorded 1968, released 1970).
Originally released as a 2 LP set.
Personnel includes: Ry Cooder (guitar).
Electricity is a solid budget-line collection that compiles highlights from Safe as Milk, Mirror Man and the Strictly Personal sessions. While the individual albums will make more sense to Beefheart collectors -- and, let's face it, if you're into Beefheart at all, chances are you're going to pick up everything he recorded -- this isn't a bad sampler for the curious. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine