How brilliant is Life In The Trees on this album with it's lilting,lazy chorus? I previously thought of it as quite a weak track,but am over the moon to have rediscovered it's coolness,(and madness!)
The Changeling as a whole is more of a grower than Anthem (to me anyway),but the songs really do benefit from repeated listening,especially true for tracks like Castaway which builds and swells beautifully .
My favourite track is possibly Angel and Me which I very often set on repeat mode whilst driving (with the windows down)
It really is a magnificent ballad/all-out rock song with a fantastic emotional punch.
Others of note are Brave New World (strangely affecting),Run Wild Run Free(agressive and threatening),and of course,the completely kooky Creepy Room(Strange nursery rhyme/rant showcasing Toyah's unique thespian influence)
The Packt is quite unsettling yet thought provoking and quite brilliant,whereas the two tracks I find a little out of place are Street Creature and Warrior Rock which although very good ,sound a little upbeat and optimistic as opposed to the rest of the album which is a little darker and more daring.
You can't really fault this album as it is quite unique and in a league of it's own;so if you're reading this whilst searching for new and interesting musical fodder,get those fingers tapping and give The Changeling a whirl.
P.S. If you're a child of the eighties,buy this cd,and rediscover the land of imagination and excitement that you visited in your teens.Another dimension beckons to you once again!Take the leap!