Nirvana's third album has been the most difficult to track down until recently. Promo copies of 'To Markos III' were distributed but then their record company of the time went bust. A shame, because - although it lacks the consistency of 'The Story Of Simon Simopath' - it's a record littered with their gift for elborate orchestration, none more so than on intended first single 'The World Is Cold Without You'. 'I Talk To My Room' is another wonderful song; it contains a captivating and tearful melody perfect for the subject matter of a man facing up to life without his partner. 'Christopher Lucifer' is the most uptempo-sounding song on the album but its lyric is a barely concealed attack on ex-manager Chris Blackwell. The fact that 'To Markos III' lacks cohesion is probably down to the fact that so many session players were brought in. Even so, the ballad 'Aline Cherie' and the ambitious six minutes of 'Love Suite' avoid soppiness via their cinematic arrangements. The rest is much of a muchness which means 'To Markos 3' falls short of "lost classic" status but still reveals that the songwriting team of Campbell-Lyons and Spyropoulos had plenty of ideas left.