Well, you would think that this was a match made in musical heaven. On hindsight, given the excellent production that Rundgren afforded such pop/metal exports as The Purssuit of Happiness the question mark grows even larger. Being a big fan of Rockford's best export, upon release I was hoping for the best. However, there was much trepidation since the band had released the woefully compromised affairs since their departure with producer Tom Werman; George Martin (The Beatles)and Roy Thomas Baker (Queen). Who knows who's to blame here, but Next Position Please sounds like a warm up to the real affair. "I Can't Take It" jumps off the record with warmth, but lacks the punch that Cheap Trick is known for. From there the band grinds through some fine tunes, none of which really ever seem to get going. Fortunately, the band does leap off the album for one very fine, penned by Todd song, "Heaven's Falling". Even though the chord structures are atypical of Nielsen, the Cheap Trick sound makes the song among one of the best they ever committed to tape (What happened on the box set...that is another story). Go buy it if you have everything Cheap Trick recorded up to Dream Police, and may have stumbled on their last two studio relases, Cheap Trick and Special One.