Released: Feb 1971
Williams' ability to rock softly while carrying big sticky early '70s hits helped propel this album to the No. 3 spot in the charts. The grandiose backing suit such emotive classics as "Your Song" and "We've Only Just Begun" well, while it's a tad unsettling how committed Williams sounds on "My Sweet Lord." Only the deeply autobiographical "Fire and Rain" comes off wrong.