Perhaps comparing Dave Stewart to a chameleon is unfair as a chameleon changes to merge in with its surroundings - something that definitly cannot be said of Mr. Stewart. Comparing this CD to, say, 'Savage' by the Eurythmics shows just how far the music has developed. Here the sound stage is fuller, not quite the Philadelphia 'Wall of Sound', but there is far more going on here than the ears pick up on the first playings. The lyrics are refreshingly intelligent, but sometimes the music suffers when trying to cram too many syllables into a short musical phrase - and, being honest, Mr.Stewart does not have the best voice. After the first four tracks you begin to think that this is a minor-key affair, perfect for relaxing with your partner before trying to increase the human race, but when you reach 'On Fire' the mood changes, guitars to the front (and a brass section - synthesised?), more rythmical, more of everything really.
There is something here for everyone, and at the rediculously cheap prices from the second-hand dealers you shouldn't miss it.