This was an odd one indeed. With the financial backing of their fans in The Stand, this follow up to Something Wicked was originally a double album with both records running at 45rpm! What seems like an odd idea for vinyl means there is enough music to be perfect for CD.
This is, in part, a return to the thematic Enid of Fand and Summer Stars, with a couple of long instrumental pieces. But the sound is more trimmed down and disciplined, the synths rather played down, and the whole feel is lighter in tone.
There is a seasonal theme, and one of the pieces, Summer, is a real Enid classic. This manages to capture the spirit of 1967 and hippie idealism ("on Seargent Pepper's say so, we turned and turned again" - we all knew The Enid were hippies, for all their classical leanings). But it has a great chorus and a brilliant line in "the byword of the people passes all the people by - they called it love" RJG's vocal is a little hard to take in places, and the other two songs are not nearly as special, but this is still a great Enid album.