Despite having little success with both singles, through Jerry Lordan the band still enjoyed the luxury of studio time in George Martin's Air Studios. While Vineyard would never achieve the level of success as they had previously with Onyx, it would prove to be a particularly creative period and one that is looked back fondly upon by band members. After years of being told which songs would be the next single, they were finally given the freedom to write and record their own material.
Recorded between 1973/74 these tracks would have formed the bulk of a Vineyard LP, had the two singles taken off. Tracks featuring Herman Rarebell on drums date from the later period of the band after Roger Dell's departure.