MCA LP 6239,
Released August 8th, 1988
Early to bed, early to rise? Since when, dude? This was a transitional album for Glenn, and aptly
named. The emotional undertone is decidedly more austere than the previous albums, even on the ballads. (Perhaps especially on the ballads.) Sharply
in contrast to the sultry shadows and secluded trysting spots painting the landscape of The
Allnighter, a feeling of wistful longing pervades these songs, suggesting a sense of having
no choice but to go inward, re-build, and look toward the future.
During this time Glenn had
become interested in bodybuilding and optimal eating habits, and starting off the album, his
so-called "anthem to fitness", "Living Right" seems to set the tone for everything that follows. This recording signals a turning point
for Glenn, a precursor to the themes and stylistic approach which will
emerge on the next album, 1992's Strange Weather.