For many, The Field Mice sum up so many memories, almost invariably associated with a first kiss or a fleeting but beautiful relationship or even just dreaming about having one. Their light, jangly pop was tailor-made for sensitive, misunderstood souls and could only have helped inspire the likes of Belle And Sebastian to start making records. Their first album - reissued here along with nine bonus offerings - is an occasionally twee recording someone at odds with the surprisingly vicious lyrical matter ("I can't stand the sight of you" being one of the key lines on 'End Of The Affair') but certain songs rise above the rather samey material like 'Couldn't Feel Safer' and 'When You Sleep'. Also, The Field Mice offered a neat sideline in the shoegazing sounds of the time, clearly heard on 'White' and 'Sensitive' whilst 'Letting Go' is a fine piece of ambient pop. The rest is a throwback to school summer holidays 1989-style.