Back To The World is a powerful concept album dealing with America's social issues, the aftermath of the Vietnam War, the environment (years before it became fashionable), as well as Curtis' optimism for the future.
The ex-Styx lead singer had a US Top 10 hit with 1984’s ‘Desert Moon’ with the album of the same name making the Billboard Top 30. ‘Back To The World’ also made the Top 200 albums. Since then DeYoung fell out of style, but from 2000 he has had a most successful solo career. Digitally remastered and slipcased, and with new notes. Any Styx fan should have at least ‘Back To The World’ in their collection and on this 2-albums-on-1 CD you can’t go wrong.
Most remix albums smack of weak marketing. Less about the music itself, they're often more concerned with fulfilling contractual obligations. Sadly "All Back To The Mine" is not an exception to the rule and represents an unnecessary pillage through Moloko's patchy back catalogue. Culled from five years' worth of archive, what you actually get are 21 mixes (10 of which have never appeared on any commercial UK format) of varying quality and style.