"It's an honour to see Cornwell back out on the road on a major tour with what could be his best solo album yet, highlighting the fact that there is still more to come from this living legend of the British music scene."
"The creepily entitled ‘Beware Of The Doll’ explores matters of the heart. It’s uncomplicated yet resonant with Cornwell whittling a sweet solo from his white Telecaster. Reminiscent of the darker Stranglers material Cornwell’s ghosting vocals hauntingly reverberate"
"Whilst this was a delicate moment of hush after the fury, Burnel showing just what a fine, classically trained, acoustic guitarist he is, it was the emotionally shattering and ultimately celebratory ‘And If You Should See Dave…’ that was the pinnacle of the evening."
"The show also coincided with Jean-Jacque Burnel's 70th birthday. The incredible bassist however moved with the energy and plays with the fresh precision of an artist just starting out, floating around his manic bass lines effortlessly."
"What had gone on before proved something else: there are heroes. Just ask the people who have loved – and lived – these songs for 40 odd years and it doesn’t matter whether they are on stage or off, the reaction is the same."
"There are lots of encores and lots of dancing and moshing down at the front. For the first encore Jean-Jacques and Baz return as an acoustic duo and treat us to a couple of beautiful, more subdued, songs. The pace and volume then return for the second encore and the band finish, triumphant. The crowd go home overjoyed at the experience."
"Indeed the haunting opening keys from Waltz In Black certainly had the hairs on the back of my head up, recalling the original tour in the early ’80s when this cub reporter witnessed one of his live first gigs."
"This is the first time a Stranglers debutant has played alongside just one original member and there’s pressure on JJ Burnel, particularly, to deliver. Under the Stranglers’ umbrella since 1974, he was the youngster in the band who’s now its elder statesman."