This album represents the eighth Big Sur Festival; also probably the last. The performers all appeared for union scale – fifty dollars. Columbia Records paid festival expenses. Tickets were free and all who came were welcome. The festival profits from this album go to the Institute for the Study of Non-Violence, except for Blood, Sweat & Tears' royalties which will be donated to the UNICEF fund for Bangla Desh. Listen closely; what you hear is some of the pop world's finest performers, the mountains of the California Coast, the Pacific Ocean, and thirty-five hundred people all sharing a peaceful, happy afternoon.
Tiny Island was formed by Göran Wennerbrandt in 1989, but on their cooperation with Eric Bibb in 1993 went under the name of "Needed Time" with basically the same members. During the years 1994-1998 either Göran Wennerbrandt or the whole band toured regularly with Eric Bibb in both Europe and Canada. On this, Tiny Island debut album they play instrumental music with ingredients from near and far – warm island breezes, a trace of oriental spice and Nordic mood. All the music has been composed by the members of the band with exception of one track by Taj Mahal.