To say I am disappointed would be an understatement; I've worn out my original vinyl of this album and have been waiting for years for it to be released on CD. I haven't bought it as I read the other reviewers' comments; please please please EMI do the job properly!
New Wave warrior Neville 'Belouis Some' Keighley, was only a minor star in the mid 80s; allegedly choosing the name because he wanted something that wasn't meaningful but sounded like it could be, Keighley produced a debut album that was both both of its time and forward looking. The standout track is of course 'Imagination', with it's quasi-meaningful lyrics and Some's pseudo-translantic drawl providing just the right mixture of passion and disinterest. The second-best track is the opener 'Some People', which for some reason never graced the upper reaches of the pop charts (indeed, 'Imagination' only made it to #17), which is a dance-oriented number that you just can't get out of your head. 'Target Practice' and 'Jerusalem' are the other singles and whilst there are a couple of duds the majority of the album is chock-full of white funk and synthesizer magic.
I will never understand why Belouis Some never made it big in the UK - perhaps the fickle nature of the record industry and media never gave him a chance - however his legacy lives on in the sounds of Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode and New Young Pony Club, amongst others.