|1. Dance To The Marionette
2. Back To The Light
3. Now That I’ve Found
4. Signs Of Change
7. Samaritan Woman
10. Back To The Light (demo)
AFTER THE FIRE shot to worldwide fame with Hit Singles in Europe “Laser Love” and “One Rule For You” in 1979 and “Der Kommissar” in 1983. In the USA “Der Kommisar” made the Billboard Top 5.
“Signs Of Change” was originally released in 1978 (with vinyl copies now changing hands at over £100 each which is itself a testament to its “progressive” quality) on the bands own Rapid label and sold over 4,000 copies in weeks before it was deleted when they signed to CBS and life was never the same again for the band .
The album has been remastered with four bonus tracks added.
PETER BANKS, NICK BATTLE, ANDY PIERCY, IVOR TWIDDELL
'Signs Of Change', their debut album, is a prime example of progressive rock, Peter Banks' keyboards propelling the music into the retro future...There's much, indeed: three additional tracks from the album's period...plus a demo, to make 'Signs' last deservedly longer.
DME Music Site (September 2011)
'Signs Of Change' was the band's 1978 debut set...now remastered and reissued with the addition of four bonus tracks in the then spectacularly unfashionable keyboard driven prog rock style which dominated their early output.
Kevin Bryan, Stirling Advertiser (October 2011)
Excellent liner notes courtesy of the band members and four fantastic early demo bonus tracks combine with the excellent album itself to create a package that is just too good to miss out on!
Fireworks Magazine (January/February 2012)
All in all a pleasant listen, with 'Back To The Light', 'Signs Of Change' and 'Pilgrim' (an epic 11 minutes) are the stand-out tracks for me. The four bonus tracks sound a bit rough around the edges but are still worth a listen.
Classic Rock Society (January/February 2012)
...this album in particular has now become a highly sought after collector's item in its original vinyl form...now remastered and re-issued with the addition of four bonus tracks in the then spectacularly unfashionable keyboard driven prog rock style which dominated their early output.