This reissues a very rare 1970 album, out of print for at least 45 years, which was the first professional band by musicians who would soon find fame in a number of other bands:
Steve Miller-piano (Caravan)
Phil Miller-guitar (Matching Mole, Hatfield & The North, National Health)
Roy Babbington-bass (Nucleus, Soft Machine)
Pip Pyle-drums (Gong, Hatfield & The North, National Health)
Contains the original album, a non-lp single, a great alternate take & a couple of live tracks, all sounding unbelievably better than the rather poor sounding original lp on the wall of your favorite collector shop with a $250.00 price tag.
Also includes a full history of the band, written by Mike King [author of the Robert Wyatt chronology "Wrong Movements"] & rare photos from Steve Miller's personal archives. An usual & appealing blend of blues rock, psychedelia, & strong traces of Canterbury style greatness to come.
"Delivery was formed during the British blues boom of the late '60s. However, its sound is jazzier and more progressive than most of the music that emanated from that era. Rhythm & blues serves as a springboard for forward-looking tracks like "Blind to Your Light" and "Harry Lucky." Singer Carol Grimes is frequently compared to Janis Joplin. While Grimes has a powerful voice, she does not reach the level of histrionics that were a showcase of Joplin's. It should come as no surprise that Delivery members joined Canterbury related bands upon Delivery's demise. The reissue CD of Fools Meeting features several live bonus tracks, as well as a post-breakup demo recording featuring Caravan bassist Richard Sinclair. That demo session, one of the highlights of the collection, spurred the musicians to form Hatfield and the North. Fools Meeting is an essential part of any Canterbury collection, and should also appeal to progressive jazz fans." – Jim Powers / All Music Guide
released September 22, 1999
Steve Miller : piano [all tracks]
Phil Miller : guitar [all tracks]
Roy Babbington : bass / string bass [1-13]
Pip Pyle : drums [all tracks]
Carol Grimes - vocals / percussion] [1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13]
Lol Coxhill : soprano & tenor sax [1-8, 10]
Roddy Skeaping : violin 
Richard Sinclair : bass 
Tracks 1-10 recorded at Morgan Studios, London, UK April 28th - May 2nd 1970. Engineered by Roger Quested.
Tracks 11-13 recorded live in London, late 1970.
Track 14 recorded at Mushroom Studios, Chalkfarm, London, (probably) Autumn, 1971. Engineered by Vic Keary.
Elton Dean on list last (?) studio recording collaborating with the Belgian prog jazzers The Wrong Object.
What a pity they couldn't continue their common path!
As the formidable Mr MoonJune urges us to listen to the late great Elton Dean, blackmailing by offering this for one lousy buck, we should oblige, but please give a little more ;-)
Fans of Soft Machine / Soft Machine Legacy can't be disappointed by this bold statement! Carsten Pieper