I remember seeing The Beat on OTT (the late night adult spin off from Tizwas)when this album came out. I had like them before this but I said to my friend at the time that this would either make them really big or it would be the end of them. Unfortunately the latter was the case.
This album had such a cool cover, borrowing from the old BEA airline livery. The songs were great, I loved Jeanette in particular but the whole album was just a great pop album.
This new 2 CD plus DVD version is just what the doctor ordered, brilliant, it even contains the legendary (in my book anyway) OTT performance on the DVD, however, this is where memory and reality clash. I remembered the OTT performance as a great live performance with loads of atmosphere but in reality it is the band mining to a backing track, guitars not plugged in , drum dampers clearly visible and a studio that looked like an ealy 80's Saturday morning TV show (OTT was an attempt to turn a Saturday morning kids show into a Saturday late evening young adults show). Despite this reality check and the DVD content, as is usual in these packages, being less than indispensible, I love the music and the 2 CD are brilliant!