An appearance on the final night at Woodstock only reinforced the status of Ten Years After as one of Britain's premiere blues rock bands and they were at the height of their powers in 1971 when they released their masterwork A Space in Time. The 10-song set includes the band's classic rock hit, "I'd Love to Change the World" - with guitar riffs that must be included among the greatest in rock 'n' roll history and it went on to be their all-time best seller.
Guitarist and vocalist Alvin Lee who considered A Space In Time to be his favorite album, provides exceptional blues leads and the majority of the songwriting along with band mates, Chick Churchill on keyboards, Leo Lyons on bass and drummer, Ric Lee. A Space in Time is a mature work, more restrained than the band's previous albums primarily because of the liberal use of tasty acoustic guitar and plenty of sound effects and studio tricks that complement the overall texture...and it really works.
There's still Lee's lightning quick blues licks, but he also knew how to slow it down on the quieter tracks as well and write some powerful tunes ranging from the folky "Here They Come" to the Chuck Berry-influenced, "Baby Won't You Let Me Rock and Roll You" while "Let the Sky Fall" is a standout track with psychedelic vocals reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix. Chrysalis Records reissue's the album on vinyl for the first time in over 10 years.