Jona Lewie fluked success. He'd been around for years before punk hit, and then his loopy pop hit exactly the right note at the right time with the right label - Stiff. Being such a novelty act he couldn't maintain his chart success (although he was inexplicably popular in Australia with 'Louise'), and after this album and a few more singles he dropped from sight. His website maintains he's STILL working on his followup album, which proves what a good sense of humour he has (how many successful pop comebacks have there been for 60 year olds, I ask you?). I bought 'On the other hand...' when it was first released, and wasn't too impressed. The singles - esp. '...in the kitchen at parties' - were great and of their time, but the rest...well, they were more like sketches or just plain silly. Listening to this album now, not much has changed. Lewie's success still seems inexplicable yet oddly charming. Thankfully this 'remastered' version (which doesn't sound significantly better than my old cassette) includes most of his later singles and b-sides, beefing up a frankly insubstantial album to 23 tracks. I couldn't listen to this from beginning to end, but I was pleased to discover 'Rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic', a lovely piece of melancholy whimsy, and to realise - amid all the predictable boy loves girl stuff - how subversively gay-positive is 'Police trap'.