The Vault… Old Friends 4 Sale released in 1999 was a short (less than 40 mins) album of previously “unreleased” material.
The stand out songs being, “She spoke to me” which was already released in 1991, and the title track. “5 women” was also a good jazzy up-tempo song, reminiscent of Joe Cocker.
“There is lonely” is a down beat, depressing affair.
Overall, the songs are unspectacular, and mostly uninteresting. The fact that they are unreleased material makes the CD less of an interest rather than more. With Crystal Ball coming out the year before, fans were really interested in new material..
The Vault, however is a largely forgetful album. After starting the 90’s with so much optimism and the NPG in Graffiti Bridge, it really did end with a damp squib.
o out of 5