What does it sound like?:
A 4 disc box set expanding an album I’ve lived with for more than 40 years, as familiar as the back of my hand. A set put together by the fine fellows at Cherry Red, who have acquired the rights to the Be Bop back catalogue. Inevitable, I suppose, that they choose to start their reissue campaign with the album that contains the one real hit Be Bop ever had, but it would have been nice to do them in chronolgical order. Disc 1 is a remaster of the original mix with the addition of the single edit of Ships In The Night (the hit!), a familiar old friend featuring all Bill Nelson’s regular gifts and foibles, He always had a way with a florid, image-laden lyric and interesting guitar work, although on this album, I’ve always felt he was often straining too hard for the ultimate, knock-your-socks-off solo rather than letting it flow. Still a great collection of intelligent, well constructed songs that have been a bit part of my life for so long. Disc 2 is the real treasure in this set, a new mix of the album with 6 additional bonus » Continue Reading.