the levs dared to tread new ground with this album and widen their sound. this drew cries of dismay and shouts of "sell out" from fans who should have known better. however,this record boasts some of their finest work starting with the stomping "dog train", the perfect subversive pop single "beautiful day", the wistful "far away"(which opened the 1997 live shows),simons "elation" all eerie violin & sound effects backing an almost traditional folk song which is quite beautiful and for me the highlight of the album. "captains courageous" kicks the proceedings up a gear with mark singing yet another pop levs classic.the original album closer "too real" is perhaps the most radical departure from the norm with the levs attemping their most ambitious production yet.mark sings against a swirling dubby beat to realise one of their finest achievements. a hit in the clubs at the time, this should have been a massive single. for me one of the gems on this expanded edition is the inclusion of simon`s "bar room jury" which was only available as a "b"side. this is one of his strongest songs and is a classic levellers track.quite why it didn`t make it onto the original album has always been a mystery to me.the whole album is excellent, the production is superb,there is more to discover here than on any other levs album and in my opinion is their best work. buy and enjoy.