The shock of Billy MacKenzie's suicide and the surprise of the release of this album came at the same time for me. Hearing this music and instantly falling in love with it while knowing it would be more or less the last of Billy's recording career was difficult indeed. Maybe it's selfish of me to mourn the end of Billy's music, but that's what he meant to me and scores of others: music so breathtakingly beautiful and unique that you just know in your heart no one else could achieve it. Equally important on this album is the incredible work of Billy's new instrumentalist and co-writer, Steve Aungle, who I hope will continue his own recording career in some other incarnation. Meanwhile, we have "Beyond the Sun" and "Eurocentric" and the rest of Billy and the Associates' body of work that make listening to music a whole new experience.
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