Kevin Bryan delivers his verdict on some of this week's alternative CD releases.

Bob Pegg, "The Last Wolf" (Talking Elephant)-Readers of a certain vintage may well recall Bob Pegg's exploits with Mr.Fox, the innovative folk-rock outfit who made quite an impact on the British traditional music scene during the late sixties and early seventies. Bob soldiered on as a solo performer after his old band's sad demise in 1972 but he'd been away from the recording scene for more than twenty years when he made the decision to capture "The Last Wolf" for posterity in 1996. The compelling contents span the entire length of Bob's rather erratic writing and performing career, including fine early seventies narratives such as "Fiddler's Cross" and "The Last Dance."

"100 Hits-The Best Rock Album"(Demon Music)- Sony Music's extensive back catalogue provides the subject matter for Demon's latest foray into the world of the 5CD anthology. As an introduction to the diverse delights of seventies rock it's well nigh indispensable, boasting no less than a hundred radio friendly tracks including bona fide classics from the likes of Blue Oyster Cult, Patti Smith, Mott the Hoople and Lou Reed to name but a few.

Los Super Seven, "Los Super Seven / Canto" (Retroworld)- This spicy concoction was skilfully crafted by loose knit Latin American supergroup, whose ever changing line-up featured members of Los Lobos, Calexico and The Texas Tornados alongside roots music luminaries such as Freddy Fender, Flaco Jimenez and Joe Ely. The latter's spirited re-vamp of Woody Guthrie's "Plane Wreck at Los Gatos(Deportee)" is one of the highlights of their Grammy Award winning 1998 debut set, sharing the limelight with a generous helping of the most vibrant Tex-Mex material that you could ever wish to hear.

Savoy Brown & Kim Simmonds, "You Should Have Been There" (Wienerworld)- Founder member Kim Simmonds has striven manfully to keep Savoy Brown's name alive throughout the past half century, and this powerful live set captures the band's performance at The Yale in the Canadian city of Vancouver in the winter of 2003. The spirit of the British blues boom of the mid sixties still looms large in Simmonds' approach to music-making as the veteran singer and guitarist rolls back the years to deliver epic performances of old favourites from the band's creative heyday such as "Poor Girl" and the title track of their 1972 album, "Hellbound Train."