Of all Steve Hillage's wonderful solo albums, this one holds a very special place in my heart, along with "And Not Or/For To Next," which, despite the use of drum machines, has some wonderful songs and playing.
To me, this is a very personal album, the ecological concept way before its time in the broader world meaning far more now than then I think.
The music in many ways continues to develop the feel of the slightly earlier "Motivation Radio," Steve, Miquette and band trying their best to lift the listener into a higher, more aware and happier frame of mind. Despite the Punk explosion at this time, there were enough of the "Post Hippy" generation like me around to enjoy the music and the spectacular playing contained within Steve's albums has more than stood the test of time, sounding fresher than ever now I can more easily hear what was going on deep in the mix.
The original LP and CD release of this one was always very good indeed, to be fair. Indeed, Steve himself mastered the first CD issue. This re-mastering has subtly improved the ease in which the deepest layers of the mix can be enjoyed and this release, compared to the original, should be a good comparison of how good early CD releases of '70's material can be and how much more subtle modern technology can make them...
The music here has always been truly sublime in its beauty. The musicianship on 'Hillage albums was always of the highest order and there seems an air of happiness that spreads across all of his releases, continuing unabated into his System 7 work too... The bonus tracks are well worth having too, showing how good Steve was and still is as a live performer.
If you haven't got a Steve Hillage CD in your collection, I'd strongly recommend this one. The music is sublime in its purity and sincerity and time, if anything, has enhanced it.