'Alaska' is ten years old and I got to hear its anniversary remaster this weekend.
I'm not one for banging drums but I'd forgotten how potent it is; there's a depth to the re-master that brings everything into startling focus.
It was an assault on the senses and, I've got to admit, all a bit overwhelming for Hilary, Di and I as we sat and listened.
“Timeless, adult pop; Miracle Mile’s obscurity remains unfathomable.” The Sunday Times ****
“Blessed with a gorgeous voice, Trevor Jones must rank as one of this nation’s most criminally overlooked songwriters.” Mojo ****
“Quite irresistible; a first class album; smart, original music, ideally played and beautifully recorded.” Maverick ****
“Perfect pop; complicated like Prefab Sprout, direct like Deacon Blue.” Q ****
“Lovely tunes with arrangements of quite astonishing beauty; Miracle Mile’s finest work yet”
“Simply amazing. McAloon, Frame, Trevor Jones. That’s the way it should be. If you’ve not heard this there’s a gap in your life. Honest. 17 tracks and not a filler among them.”