See-ing Five Stars
A. Coulson | Columbia SC USA | 07/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm relatively new to BC's music, so here are some quick thoughts from a newer, younger fan. BC's music tends to be infectiously catchy and does an excellent job of conveying emotion while still having 80's pop sensibilities. Think of only the best U2 songs and you're in the ballpark. This album seems more similar to their fantastic debut, 'The Crossing', than the sophomore effort, 'Steeltown'. Thus, fans of TC will likely enjoy this if you never got to hear it, or if you were a lil' disappointed in the gloomier aura of 'Steeltown'. Highly recommended for those who want 80's music with real heart and soul. The only complaint i can register with this album is that the bonus tracks aren't all that great- the two remixes aren't as good as the originals, which are already on this album. This CD can also be found cheaper than the $20 Amazon price (I've seen Tower Records carry it for $15)"
Strong Third Release
B. Hinton | Richardson, TX United States | 05/01/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This record has a much more pop flavor to it than The Crossing and Steeltown but it still has powerfull guitar work and lyrical integrity. I never particularly cared for The Teacher but I really enjoyed the rest of the record. The Seer is a particularly compelling song enhanced by Kate Bush on backing vocals. There are several songs that are stunning examples of the musical brilliance and passion of Stuart Adamson. The Seer is not as edgey as The Crossing but is also not as moody as Steeltown. Overall a very good album."