Just an interesting thought, but the majority of the fans that they have now were not earned with the early sound, but from what they put out from Puzzle onwards. That's when I became aware of the band, though I have grown to love the band's early work even more than the new stuff. However as much as we might want a return to that sound, from the band's point of view when you change your sound and become an arena headlining band, you would probably be reluctant to return to old ways.
Yeah, I agree with this. I would expect this album to sound like a continuation of the sound on Puzzle
and Only Revolutions
for the most part. My hope is that because it's a double album, they'll sneak in a few crazy songs. I fully expect there to be a fair few middle of the road rock songs that will no doubt be all over the radio.
I'm sure I'll love it anyway.