|2021 remastered edition of 1995 album produced by and featuring Marillion keyboard player Mark Kelly
Format: CD / Cat No: 9521 / Released: 20/06/2021
Track Listing: 1. Tower of Babel (7:21) / 2. Princess of the People (5:12) / 3. On the Wheel (3:56) / 4. Heaven & Earth (3:41) / 5. Valediction (4:19) / 6. Runaway (1:58) / 7. Keep the Blues (5:26) / 8. Blind Birds (5:34) / 9. The Shallow Man (4:38) / 10. Drivetime (4:03) / 11. On My Side (6:47)
More information: The album, the UK prog rockers fourth, was originally released on the Cyclops label and was produced by Marillion keyboard player Mark Kelly, who'd discovered the band when they played at the launch of Marillion's 'Brave' movie in 1994.
Mark Kelly: "We spent an enjoyable couple of weeks recording and mixing at the Racket Club. I have to be honest and admit that as a producer I was given a pretty easy task - the band knew what they wanted, so my contribution to the arrangements etc... was pretty minimal, although I did get a chance to play a bit of keyboards on a few tracks... I have to say, it’s aged very well!"
The album marked a shift in the Wycombe band's fortunes and saw them perform at the launch of Marillion's 'Afraid Of Sunlight' album as well as support former Marillion singer Fish on his UK tour for 'Sunsets On Empire'.
John Dexter Jones (vocals): “We’d played nearly 300 gigs by the time we met Mark in 1994. On the day of the 'Brave' launch it was our fourth gig of the week - it was in the afternoon, and we had another that evening in a club in Milton Keynes, so that gives an idea of where we were back then. His help and contribution to what we were doing was pivotal."
"We’ve never spent long in the sunlit uplands, but those days were invaluable in shaping our belief that given the opportunities, we could do the business. The fact that we’re still here and we’ve recorded ten albums in the quarter of a century since those trips over to the Racket Club supports that view I think.
"Myth was hugely important for us, but it hasn’t been available as a CD for almost twenty years now and it’s probably the most enquired-about item at the merch desk. The remaster sounds just great... who knows? We might have to wheel out some of those songs when we’re allowed to gig again. 'Princess Of The People' anyone?”.