I dock this CD one point because of the production, engineering and mixing. If it was supposed to be mixed this way, then I must be missing out on something. Most of the tunes on this disc, especially my personal favorite "Perchance to Dream", are mixed so oddly, with the vocals mixed way down and the bass SO way up front, it makes a horrible murky thudding mess of almost any system I play it on, whether it's on my home system , my computer system, my walkman, or in my truck. I have to adjust the bass so far down that it makes most of the songs inaudible and unenjoyable. That said, the majority of the tunes themselves are brilliant, as usual, full of the hooks fans have come to expect from Erasure. I find far less material I consider "filler" on Loveboat than on earlier, more popular releases such as Wild! and The Innocents. All in all, not as bad as many fans are making this out to be. I just think Loveboat should have been remastered or given to another remixer before being released in the US. I think it would have been more succesful. Then again, I'm sure Andy and Vince are happy with it, otherwise they wouldn't have let it go out like this. If I could sit them down and ask them myself, I surely would.