XTC's time machine lands in 1967,with paisley swirls dancing upon a string tape-laden Mellotron. A masterpiece of two albums - 25 O'clock and Psonic Psunspot ( get them on vinyl if only for the covers ) is this CD only release, and it is a worthy addition to the collection of anyone with ears to hear. There's so many influences being channelled here that to list them would be pointless. ( And probably had already been done ). Suffice to say, any pop/ psych combo from 1967/68 gets a musical nod from Messrs Moulding, Partridge and both Gregory brothers. It goes without saying that the musicianship is excellent, use of period backline, guitars and keyboards faultless, and attention to detail inspiring, particularly Dave Gregory's carefully crafted guitar parts, and Colin Moulding's inspirational basslines, even more so when apparently he was the least enthusiastic about the project. Everyone should have a copy of the album - essential listening, especially with headphones on...pan-tastic heaven! Even the original atomic run out groove message is on there.. class!