Just listening to the opening chiming chords of The Orchids' debut record is like a instant trip back to mid-80's England in the days when bands like Felt were riding high in the independent charts. The Orchids revelled in endless summer days and wistful romance. This debut (actually less than thirty minutes in length) has dated somewhat thanks largely to the fey vocals but it is always tuneful; especially on 'Carrole-Anne' and 'It's Only Obvious'. This being an LTM reissue, full use is made of the CD space with no less than twelve bonus tracks. Of these, B-side 'Apologies' is a lost jangly pop gem but even more interesting is 'Yawn' where the group begins to understand space and atmosphere and an early demo of 'An Ill Wind That Blows' sees the usually light guitars replaced with a more yearning, glistening sheen. Overall, it's pleasant music but its 1989 release date belies a sound from roughly five years earlier.