Even though 'Heaven Or Las Vegas' was perhaps an even more sophomore effort than 'Blue Bell Knoll' it transpired to be at least the equal of its predecessor. Even the songs which at first hand appear to be washed-away dreaminess grow in stature on repeated plays so much so that even apparently "weaker" tracks such as 'Pitch The Baby' prove to be based on completely hypnotic spiralling melodies. The sugar-coated swaying pop of 'Iceblink Luck' was an obvious choice for a single but the immense title track almost surpasses it and with these two tracks bookending the almost unbearably melancholic beauty of 'Fifty-Fifty Clown', the first half of the album is sheer perfection. Praise be too for the closing double-header of 'Road, River And Rail' and 'Frou-Frou Foxes In Midsummer Fires', the former featuring Liz Fraser at her most achingly morose whilst the latter sees her develop from a distant whisper to full-on indie diva in a typically storming end song. Another superbly-judged effort from a band who could seemingly do no wrong at this time.