A quick glance at the credits for this Lithuanian band’s fourth album, and you immediately sit up and take notice. Recorded partly at Liscornbe Park studios here in the UK it was produced by John Young who also provides backing vocals and additional keyboards and engineered by Steve Rispin. In addition, the guest list includes Dave Kilminster and Anne Marie Helder, and the drummer for the whole session is Martin Beedle of Cutting Crew. Recorded in the late spring of 2010 it has taken a while to surface, but it was well worth the wait. There is strong Pink Floyd/Roger Waters vibe right through the album, and Kilrninster’s work on the up-beat title track is right at home. The Waters-like vocals with strong female backing make “Is This The Way” and “When The Western Wind Blows” sound as though they could have come from one of the great man’s solo albums. While the comparison is unavoidable there is enough of The Skys themselves in this record to make it original. If you are a fan of the swirling keyboards and big emotional sounding guitar solos you will not go wrong with this. The only question left unanswered is why has it taken 15years and four albums for me to hear of The Skys.


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