Album of the Day
Champions of British blues rock, Ten Years After earned a place in music history with an appearance at Woodstock that included an epic version of “I'm Going Home.” One year after that international breakthrough, the quartet delivered the electrifying WATT. The band's sixth album (and final one for their U.K. label Deram) closes with a live cover of “Sweet Little Sixteen” from the Isle of Wight Festival earlier in the year, but the rest of the self-produced set was cut at London's Olympic Sound Studios. Alvin Lee's originals include appealing touches of jazz and rockabilly, and the guitar hero's frenetic licks are dazzling throughout. Released 50 years ago this month and still true to its name, WATT is filled with powerhouse performances.