This album is a hidden gem, Very uncommercial. At the time of release, sadly commercial sales for TSC dipped, hence why its a hidden gem. This is sad, but maybe TSC's audience wanted 'Long Hot Summer' part 3, 4, 5 etc every year, but with maturity you can listen to this some 16 years after it was released in a different light. The First part of the album is very experimental, beautiful vocals, orchestration, piano and charming gentle tunes as good as any of TSC's early work. Standout tracks 'The story of someone's shoe' and Mick Talbot's 'The little boy in a castle' are a case in point. The second part of the album has soul, even funk with the only two singles released off the album, the charming 'Life at the top peoples Health Farm' and 'How she through it all away' showing the humour and softer side of The Style Council. Its a terrific album, enjoy it!!
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