"A true sleeper in the context of California pop, this album is a lot of things at once: soft pop, a smattering of rock, and a heavy dose of easy listening. As a songwriter, Roger Nichols wrote with such luminaries as Paul Williams and (fresh from his Pet Sounds collaboration with Brian Wilson) Tony Asher, who co-wrote several of the selections here. The group itself has a great vocal blend: Nichols is joined by Murray MacLeod and his sister Melinda, and the three voices combined create a wonderful soft sheen, equally effective on the ballads (Bacharach's "Don't Go Breaking My Heart") and uptempo numbers ("Don't Take Your Time"). There is an extremely gorgeous version of Goffen & King's "Snow Queen" (which was to appear a year later on the City's LP, Now That Everything's Been Said); the song here is a graceful waltz underpinned by superb vocals. The credits on the album are a virtual who's who of California pop at the time.
Among those that helped out on the project in one way or another are Lenny Waronker, Van Dyke Parks, Bruce Botnick, and Randy Newman. Superbly produced by Tommy LiPuma, the album unfortunately didn't do very well at the time of its release, which is an incredible injustice. The music, though, holds up extremely well today, and is an authentic slice of California pop. Delicious. [This version of the album includes eight bonus tracks.]” —AllMusic.
“In the liner notes that come with this CD, it raves about this "seminal 1967 soft pop masterpiece." Words like "masterpiece" and "classic" tend to get tossed around very liberally, but in this case all the praise and hype is justified. This is an amazing collection of songs, pop masterpieces indeed. When I played this CD, many of the songs caused me to say: "Hey, I've heard that song before!" But, of course, they weren't Nichols' versions that I'd heard before. Nichols was a supremely gifted songwriter and many other artists recorded his well-crafted songs. You can read the liner notes, or some of the other reviews, for the full list of his accomplishments, but during the 1960s and 1970s, Nichols' talents were very much in demand. I'd never heard him doing any of his own material before, so I was delighted to discover this CD reissue. Great, great stuff, whether you want to call it Sunshine Pop, Soft Pop, or just plain Pop. These songs stick in your head and take root.” —Amazon