Now largely forgotten and perfectly wrongly timed as his crafted rock came up against the sea change to punk rock, John Miles has joined the great gig in the sky. This track is probably his best known, and a prime chunk of bombastic cheesy nonsense it is – not that I see that as a bad thing, especially with those profound lyrics (which Jarvis Cocker once used as a speech showing magnificent good taste). John Miles also had the funky “slow Down”, “High Fly” and, er, others.. I saw him at Reading in 1977. Harmless, competent, “good generic rock”. He was clearly technically good, given he later worked for Tina Turner in her stadium years.