Release by InsideOut Music on 23 Feb 2015
In 2005 a "Prog Super Group" (Pete Trewavas (Marillion, TransAtlantic), John Beck (It Bites), Chris Maitland (Porcupine Tree) and John Mitchell (Arena)called Kino put out a very good Neo Prog Pop album. Many were hoping for a sophemore effort but it never came. Now 10 years later, a John Mitchell fronted project comes very close to being the anticipated sequal.
Listening to Please Come Home is very much like hearing the follow up album from Kino. Pete Trewavas has been pinch hitted by the very capable Nick Beggs while Chris Maitland's jazzy drumming technique is now replaced by the more metrical style of Craig Blundell. For the rest, you will get about an hour of very nice, well performed (and sung) catchy tunes (with occasional heavier parts) that don't revolutionize the genre, but can easily take their place with the best It Bites, Frost*, Arena or Kino. Fans of The Alan Parsons Project should also enjoy this. Good stuff!!.