Limited edition 180gm vinyl LP pressing housed in a gatefold sleeve. The Doobie Brothers' illustrious career is marked by a constant string of hits, two of which, "Sweet Maxine" and "Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me)," are included here. But Stampede offers much more. In terms of musical dexterity, the 1975 set stands as the group's peak studio moment. With ex-Steely Dan guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxterfinally a full-time member of the band, the California quintet steps up everything from the arrangements to the songwriting. The group also invited several distinguished guests along for the ride: Vocalist Maria Muldaur, soul legend Curtis Mayfield, slide guitarist Ry Cooder, and jazz hand Victor Feldman among them. The results are as good on record as they appear on paper.