Thinking about it, probably this album, and Shamrock Diaries marked the signpost on Rea's musical road before his music took on a slightly darker shade.
Here we have a classic Rea pop offering, but, as previous reviews have stated, some really great pop gems on there that still sound good today.
One man's meat is another poison, and I noted with interest one reviewer here state that the track Bombollini was disappointing. For me, it's the best track! The production on this track is incredible, with some seriously rocked up drumming and great 'open' live feel to the track. A feel which we won't feel again until Rea himself takes over the producers role on Dancing with Strangers.
As previously noted by others, Ace of Hearts is a beautiful track, starting soft and building steadily, great melody, great lyrics (as always).
For me, the title track, Wired To The Moon also deserves a special mention. A lovely track, think of it as a pop lullaby to sing to a small child:
"Sleep tonight little girl,
Sleep right on through, no one can wake you now.
You're falling through your dreams, sliding down every beam, and you don't know how.
Don't know how to hurt, don't know how to lie,
You just don't know how to do it, you couldn't if you tried,
'Cause you're wired to the moon."
Just beautiful lyrics, set to a goregeous, simple melody, with a lovely clean guitar solo, perfectly crafted, flawlessly executed.
I've owned this album since 1984, first on Vinyl, then on CD, and, like On The Beach, it never fails to please me, never fails to raise a smile on my face. My verdict? Buy it! Thanks for reading.