Well around a decade ago I was really getting into a prog phase and I started buying albums left and right of bands like Camel, Genesis, Yes, Focus and Pink Floyd. At sometime I bought "About face" and listened to it a couple of time before relegating it to my CD closet and completely forgetting about it. Yesterday while clearing out my CDs I came across it and went "I never really DID familiarize myself with that one." and without having any memories about what it was like, put it on. Now of course with Gilmour being a VITAL component to Pink Floyd's sound, I had no other expectations of the album sounding Floyd-like, in fact I was expecting it to be similar to "The final cut" since many of the people involved with that album (Michael Kane, Bob Ezrin) were also involved with this one. But it actually is more akin to "A momentarily lapse of reason" Because of the album being so much Brighter than "the final cut" Love on the air. Of course the album has its dark moments too, "You know I'm right" for example is Gilmour talking directly to Roger Waters. And the hidden gem on the album must be the last track "Near the end" where we have a guitar solo which MUST be one of Gilmour's very best. In short, I fell in love with the album, sure, it's Floyd-like but it so much more than that. Gilmour himself now says that he hates the dated "Eighties" production but for me that's part of its charm.