The time's they were a-changin', and not to be left behind by the leaders-of-the-pack Jan & Dean decided to follow them and release an album full of Folk(ish) music. To kick start the album they used the recent single I Found A Girl, which is a totally authentic sounding Jan & Dean track that was a sound unlike they had recorded before. In fact, the album was full of unique sounding songs that were miles-away from previous Jan & Dean numbers.
A Beginning From An End was a totally spine-tingling tragedy song in the same vein as Dead Man's Curve. This song was one of Jan & Dean's most serious songs and once again fitted in with the Folk'n'Roll theme. This album was fresh-sounding, highly polished, featured great songs... and sadly sold about one copy, as the single used to promote it (other than I Found A Girl) was Folk City. Jan went back to his Surf City song, changed the words, kept the melody and it sank without a trace! Possibly one of the worst records Jan & Dean ever recorded, it was an idea wasted as the idea could have had so much potential.
The album also featured some great cover-versions of some Folk-Pop classics, Eve Of Destruction was easily as good as the original version by Barry McGuire, Dean's reading of Yesterday was impressive, It Ain't Me Babe and Turn Turn Turn were also covered almost as good as the original Turtles and Byrds version.
This was one of Jan & Deans finest records, and probably the last of the duo's really great albums. With an almost perfect track listing, this album is one that every fan should dig-out and listen to!