Following on from the Riverboat Song is another 90s classic number The Day We Caught The Train. A commercial success, it comes as no surprise this indie anthem has made it's way onto many compilation albums of the era.
The day we Caught the train beautifully progresses into the Circle, the opening lyric "Saturday afternoon, the sunshine pours like wine through your window" immediately provokes a tranquil image in the mind of the listener; and with references to golden June combined with an upbeat melody, this track possesses a warmth very reminiscent of a summer's day.
The album then calms down to a gentler pace for the next couple of tracks, with the slightly more melancholic Lining your pockets & the acoustic Fleeting Mind.
Policemen & Pirates picks up the pace again with a catchy tune and flowing lyrics, before the album starts its final descent into a mellow, but strong finish, with the deceptively beautiful Downstream, and the almost hypnotic final number Get Away.
All in all, a classic 90s album, full of searching and often bittersweet lyrics, set against the backdrop of some tender melodies and unmistakably solid guitar riffs.