Gone To Earth begins on a seemingly 'Christian' note with the beautiful Hymn followed by Love Is Like A Violin which starts out very classical then breaks into a rock n’ roll chorus. An interesting track indeed. The legendary and tongue- in- cheek Poor Man’s Moody Blues is a take on Nights in White Satin and it works too, with Barclay James Harvest adding their own signature to the classic Moodies sound and is great fun! Leper’s Song seems to take us back lyrically into the territory of the first track and the positive Taking Me Higher, closes the album with one of the band’s most beautiful songs although it’s far too short.
This is one of the group’s most cohesive works by far. It’s also an uplifting and lightly ‘spiritual' work, or perhaps it’s how it makes me feel whenever I play it? In any case a wonderful record. ’If music be the food of love then play on!'