Chas Cronk and Dave Lambert are remarkable musicians with impressive pedigrees, and it really shows on this recording. Most of these tracks were recorded in the 1980s, but the newer material blends so seamlessly with the old that you won't be able to tell which is which.
If you were to take all your fave 1980s pop/rock CDs and play them now, many of them would sound a little dated, a bit too AM radio maybe...relying on very simple hooks and obvious lyrics (how many times can you rhyme "dancin'" and "romancin'"?) Lambert Cronk never falls into that trap, never takes the simplest route. The music is complex and layered and the lyrics actually have something to say, well beyond the "ooh baby you're my everything" of your average 80s pop music.
There are no sample tracks on Amazon, but if you go to Lambert Cronk's MySpace page, you can listen to a few. Standouts are "The Reluctant Hero", "A Splash Of Blue", and "The Theatre's Falling Down."