The swansong of The High and they did not exactly leave on a high either. They were already suffering the indie backlash and declining interest so they sought a new direction. As the world was taken by grunge, The High wanted a piece of the action. This did not suit them at all. They had been a brilliant melodic jangly band and now they were a mediocre rock band. Although This Is Your Life is a great track, it is not a patch on anything on Somewhere Soon. I sometimes wonder if The High were missing Martin Hannett’s production too.
This Is Your Life (The Wonderknob Session)
Better Left Untold (The Wonderknob Session)