"Beautifully packaged and lovingly compiled, this essential compilation is a big helping of real revolution rock.
Ready for something really different? This landmark compilation brings together the best of Kourosh yYaghmaei, a Persian pop star who enjoyed huge success before being banned from performing following the Islamic revolution of 1979. Introducing Western audiences to a singular talent's life's work, back from the brink presents a thrilling vision of psychedelic rock viewed from afar and reinvented for a different culture. Iranian melodies rub shoulders With western harmonies, guitars sound like sitars and Persian and Western scales sit side-by-side. A sense of melancholy, brooding and dark introspection runs throughout."
- Rough Trade