Susan Across The Ocean has been reissued with 4 Bonus Tracks! Possibly the most cohesive Silos album, it was recorded start to finish in 18 days by a band who had road-tested the material for months and essentially made a great studio recording of their "live show." It is The Silos of 1993 in all their glory. Mary Rowell had returned on violin. Manuel Verzosa had added his effervescent personality, gorgeous voice and dogged work ethic to leader Walter Salas-Humara?s thoughtful songwriting and world weary voice. The album burns with the hard won integrity of experienced musicians lurching forward through a blinding epiphany of new found optimism. "Let?s Take Some Drugs And Drive Around" is a classic tale of desperate kids trying to escape small town boredom set to a soaring rock-soul beat. "Shaking All Over The Place" is an enigma surrounded by a swirly/moody groove. "Sounds Next Door" tells the tale of a plot to subvert a neighboring government gone hopelessly wrong. There are rockers, greasy back beats, and great covers including Jonathan Richman?s "I?m Straight," but the title track is this disc?s masterpiece. Performed simply by voice and guitar, it is a man questioning the worth of his long life. Though the character is happily married and has seen his three wonderful children grow up, he still can?t help wondering about Susan.