Q (12/99, p.138) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...settles swiftly down with some of their most memorable and direct songs since 1995's AFRAID OF SUNLIGHT - melodically sound with refreshingly unfussy arrangements..."
Mojo (Publisher) (12/99, p.110) - "...contains some fine moments, from the cleverly arranged opener...to the bittersweet balladry of 'Tumble Down The Years'....Even after 18 years Marillion can still surprise when they want to."
Marillion includes: Steve Hogarth (vocals, piano, percussion); Pete Trewavas (guitar, bass, background vocals); Steve Rothery (guitar); Mark Kelly (keyboards); Ian Mosley (drums, percussion).
Additional personnel includes: Ben Castle (saxophone); Neil Yates (trumpet).
Recorded at Racket Studio, Buckinghamshire, England between December 1998 & August 1999.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Steve Rothery (guitar); Steve Hogarth (piano, percussion); Mark Kelly (keyboards); Ian Mosley (drums, percussion); Justine Leyland (computer); Pete Trewavas, H (background vocals).
Recording information: The Rocket Club, Buckinghamshire (08/1999-12/1998).
Photographers: Carl Glover ; Niels Van Iperen.
Seeming to maintain some of the alternative pop style of its predecessor Radiation, this album also seems to hark back to an older Marillion era while still reaching into the future. The band really seems to be working at creating a new niche for itself in a more modern rock field, while still pulling in some of its legacy. Among the influences that appear on this disc are such diverse artists as Jellyfish, Yes, Pink Floyd, the Beatles, and ELP. It is a very entertaining album that really grows on you. The musicians are Steve Hogarth, Steve Rothery, Mark Kelly, Pete Trewavas, and Ian Mosley. ~ Gary Hill