The album cover shows a man (Jim, presumably) with a little knapsack on his back, standing in the middle of a rock outcropping in some mountains (in Colorado, presumably). It's a pretty photo, and it wraps around the back of the album so you can open it up for a nice panorama effect. I was kind of surprised (and happy) that I couldn't find it on the web--the picture above is from the inside, and I had to take a photo of it and post it 'cause I couldn't find that one either. You gotta love it--he's holding a toad! (which is probably peeing on his hand--that's what they always did to me when I picked them up when I was a kid). He put out another record later, called I Love My Life (remember, it was the '70s), and that album cover image is easy to find on the interweb--probably because it pictures him in the shower looking all beef-cakey (or trying to, at least). Pretty laughably awful.
So, what about the music? It ain't bad. He has a sort of strange, high lonesome-sounding voice that was a little off-putting at first, but it's grown on me. "Look Over Yonder" has some cool-sounding harmonies and nice strummy banjo. "Colorado Exile" is one of those "gotta get out of the city & go to the country where everything's better" tunes, and it suffers a bit from the "Mr. Bojangles"/"Piano Man" chord progression, but it's still a decent song. I like the "live by the river" part, with its yearning quality (I do a lot of yearning). That makes me wonder--are there any songs in which the singer says that country living sucks & I can't wait to get back to the city? I hope so.