Continuing as a duo, augmented by the cream of the crop of studio musicians, Mark Gane and Martha Johnson connected with new producer David Lord, and returned to England to record this album. It's a different sound from the prior release, Mystery Walk, but once again, one of the charms of M+M was that one never quite knew what to expect from them. The album is full of interesting sounds, and wonderful songs. Mark Gane demonstrates his singing ability on the beautiful "Stuck On the Grid," and Martha Johnson continues to use her voice to full extent on "Song In My Head," the somber "I Watch, I Wait," and the somewhat angry "Don't Jump the Gun."

The production is somewhat loud for M+M, and the sounds are not nearly as layered as previous releases. However, strap on headphones, and one is treated to some interesting effects and sounds sprinkled throughout. Overall, a pleasant, hard-sounding pop album with dance overtones; there is enough here to keep avid fans interested and win over some new listeners.

Aaron Badgley,
ALL MUSIC GUIDE

Mark Gane

Guitar & Vocals

 

Martha Johnson

Vocals

 

Eluriel Tinker Barfield

Bass


Yogi Horton

Drums


Tony Levin

Chant


David Piltch

Bass


Michael Sloski

Drums


Dick Smith

Percussion


Shawne Jackson

Background Vocals


Jerry Marotta

Background Vocals


Colina Phillips

Background Vocals


Jo Swan

Background Vocals


Ruby Turner

Background Vocals

 

Produced by

Mark Gane, Martha Johnson & David Lord

Warne Livesey

Engineer


David Lord

Engineer


Paul Ridout

Programming


Greg Roberts

Engineer

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The World is a Ball
I Watch I Wait
Watching the
Boys Fall Down
Only You
By the Waters of Babylon
Song in My Head
Don't Jump the Gun
Stuck on the Grid
Someone Else's Shoes
As a Matter of Fact
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