One of mike's less well known albums, Heaven's Open is very different to his earlier works (tubular bells, hergest ridge, ommadawn etc...), featuring six tracks under 7 mins in length. this album also manages to escape the title of 'mood music' that is commonly attached to much of his other work; the track 'Heaven's Open' is Mike's answer to the metal popular at the time, and while it is not metallica, it does make a change, while still including the guitar riffs and solos that make his music so popular. There are also some more thoughtful tracks; 'No Dream' and the reggae influenced 'Gimme Back' are slower, yet still very memorable, mike's simple guitar work shining through in particular in 'Gimme Back'. for those who prefer Mike's longer tracks, 'Music from the balcony' is in a similar vein to 'the Lake' off the album 'Discovery', or 'Crises' taken from the album of the same name. All in all, an album that is surprisingly catchy.