22 years on from its original release, this still sends shivers down my spine. And now, digitally remastered, it sounds even better. The production is crystal-clear, with Pete DeFreitas' drumming seemingly brought to the fore, most notably on the amazing Over The Wall and the oh-so-moving All My Colours. The bonus tracks are welcome, too, though the purist in me tends to think that a masterpiece should not be fiddled with. If Julian Cope had dismissed this album, and specifically Ian McCulloch's vocals, as Victorian-sounding, it is presumably nothing more than jealousy that his own Teardrop Explodes could not come up with anything anywhere near as good. Never mind The Beatles....this is essential listening from Liverpool's TRUE greatest-ever band.
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