Well, what can I say? 14 years since their last 'real' album (there have been many really good live/session/acoustic albums 'posthumously' released since their break-up in '87); this is the first album release of new material by this MASSIVELY underrated band.
Oh what a great album! Being a big Chameleons fan, of course I was worried that it may not live up to the standards of Script of the Bridge, What Does Anything Mean Basically and Strange Times. I guess every fan of a particular band has that concern when a new album is released, but especially after a 14 year wait!
But, for all those Chams fans out there, I can dispell your concerns. This new album is a masterpiece. Phew! But I knew they wouldn't disappoint. The distinctive melodic/atmospheric sound of Dave's and Reg's guitars are very prevalent, the rhythm/backbeat punchy in places, Mark's vocals at their finest. The lyrics highlighting Mark Burgess's poetic brilliance.
Particular tracks that stand out - Lufthansa for it's 'tear-inducing' beauty, Miracles and Wonders which has a vibrant emotional feel to it and includes the Chameleons latest arrival Kwasi, Dangerous Land which has some wonderful guitars, and Truth Isn't Truth Anymore which is an inspired track (and is excellent live). I confess that I am not great at describing the songs, and I am not doing them fair justice - just trust me they are great!
So, If you're a fan of the Chameleons, get it!!
If you're not a fan of the Chameleons or don't know who they are (shame on you!)- buy this album and discover what the large and very loyal worldwide fanbase already know.