9 Tracks. 8 Brilliant 1 Poor The Yo Yo Man, is my only Bunnymen bad moment. This album on its release was dubbed, the best album ever. Doesn`t quite make it for me, but a classic none the less.
The title track 'Ocean Rain' and 'The Killing Moon', could easily have been covered by Frank Sinatra. 'Silver', 'Crystal Days' and 'Seven Seas' showed the rest of the industry how to write 3 minute pop records. OK 'Crystal Days' is only 2:25 but its brilliance alone gives it an extra 30 seconds. Dark melodic types will jump with joy, (or maybe stand and mope) at the excellence of 'Nocturnal Me', 'My Kingdom' and the MASSIVE 'Thorn Of Crowns'.
If you ever want to listen to 9 YES 9 tracks and feel as if you have lived a lifetime in heaven, buy this album and have answered all you music prayers.
It equates to sitting in the sun, listening to nothing but bird song and the sound of the waves moving majestically over cobbles. Go on enjoy, you know you want to.