This box charts the beginnings of Lloyd’s solo career with his seminal first four solo albums that sees him experimenting with different genres as he collaborated with artists such as guitarist Robert Quine (Richard Hell & the Voidoids, Lou Reed, Brian Eno), drummer Fred Maher (Lou Reed) and a nascent Matthew Sweet. Smile If You Want To was meant to be Cole’s 5th album yet was never completed. The songs came out on subsequent albums yet this is the first time they have been released as they were originally intended and fully mastered by Abbey Road. The demos cover the period 89-94 and offer an insight into the progression and development of Lloyd’s sound over this time, from early tentative recordings as a solo artist finding his way in his new home to demos he recorded for Love Story where he embraced a more pastoral English sound. The CD includes a version of Nick Cave’s ‘The Ship Song’ never heard before.