This album was bound to get mixed reviews, as it is clearly a more pop orientated approach and a chance to reach the heights of success with the formula, which started on world machine. I love early Level 42 albums, I also love later ones. Just because this is pop, doesn't make it bad. Every song on here is genius. Melodic, with great vocals. And to say the bass is not prominent is nonsense. 'Lessons in love' is based around the walking bass line that is the back bone of the whole song. 'Freedom someday' has one of the most funky bass lines I've heard.
A lovely album with 'two solitudes' as my favourite. A beautiful acousitc guitar solo in that one, (unusual for Level 42, can't think of another song like that), with Mike on lead vocals.