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The "beginners guide"! If you're new to Solstice, this is the place to start, with both Silent Dance and New Life reproduced in full on this lavish double disc. However, for the long-term fan, this is also rather more than the usual reissue with a couple of money-grabbing bonus tracks. Indeed, the dozen extras are enough to make up an album in their own right. The back story is provided by early demos, including a fascinating version of Sunrise recorded with vocalist Shelley Patt, whose short tenure coincided with a cover feature in UK rock paper, Sounds. Other highlights are a post-Silent Dance live set, including a couple of the "looney tunes" which were so popular in concert, and a studio version of Spirit, showing the direction in which the band may have gone in 1985 if they had stayed together. The final enticements are a trio of demos from Circles, one of which "Freedom" didn't make it to the final cut of the album. An essential overview of the first phase of Solstice and beyond.