The back catalogue of David Sylvian seems perfectly suited to the benefits of remastering. The rich soundscapes on 'Secrets Of The Beehive' created by the ex-Japan mainman, string arranger Ryuichi Sakamoto and producer Steve Nye now get a deserved update. Rather like his debut 'Brilliant Trees' there is an organic, ambient atmosphere to the music that has aged extremely well. Yet somehow it's not quite the equal of his first foray; at times the surroundings are a little too sumptuous, perhaps the results of too many guest musicians on board. Nevertheless the best offerings are almost hymnal in quality; 'Orpheus', 'Waterfront' and 'Let The Happiness In' are optimistic and comforting, bathed in warm melodies. Listening to the overall effect though, there's something a little too muso about it.