Besides "My Friend Jack," other highlights of the Smoke's
only album (all but one of whose tracks were group originals) include
the beautiful mid-tempo ballad "Waterfall" and the bee-humming guitars
and lilting backup vocals on "You Can't Catch Me." This Repertoire
reissue of the original LP adds 14 additional cuts, including non-LP
singles, a single issued in 1965 by the Shots (an earlier version of the
group), a single puzzlingly issued under the alias the Chords Five, and
an interesting alternate take of "My Friend Jack."
A lot of these
tracks pale in comparison to the 12 from the original album, but "Have
Some More Tea" is a great Who-ish
number, and "Sydney Gill" is a good stab at a more progressive mood.
[Originally released in 1967, It's Smoke Time was reissued on CD in 2006
and contains the first 12 tracks of the original LP.](allmusic.com)