That It Bites sound more like cinema since Francis Dunnery left the band should have become clear to everyone since her comeback album "The Tall Ships". And it's logical, too, because with John Beck and John Mitchell two of three members belonged to both bands. Together with Bob Dalton they revived It Bites in 2006. The three did not want to wait for Dunnery, who was otherwise busy at that time. Just like their predecessor "Map Of The Past", this special, slightly wacky Dunnery character, which gave the band their unique selling point in the eighties, is also a part of the "Map Of The Past". If that doesn't bother you - out of old solidarity or for whatever reason - then "Map Of The Past" is the best choice for you. The band mainly offers straightforward, guitar-oriented, first-class melodic rock with more or less extensive excursions into Neoprog ("Map Of the Past", "Send No Flowers"). Two unusual ballads round off the beautiful plate. By the way, for the first time It Bites are pursuing a content concept. The starting point of the family story is the discovery of an old soldier photo. This explains the (meanwhile quite worn out) station search at the beginning of the CD.
Top track: Send No Flowers