Reissue of the posthumous 1997 solo album from Scottish vocalist and former frontman for The Associates known for his distinctive high tenor voice. Billy Mackenzie blazed a hugely colorful and influential trail through the '80s post punk scene, before largely retreating from the limelight and much later signing to Nude Records shortly before the release of Beyond The Sun, his second post-Associates album. Mackenzie committed suicide before Beyond The Sun was finished. It was left to Nude Records boss Saul Gaulpern to oversee its completion, and he commissioned suitably ornate piano, guitar and string section overdubs to add color to Billy's initial recordings. Seven of Beyond The Sun's ten tracks were produced by Cocteau Twins' Simon Raymonde, with the remainder being helmed by Pascal Gabriel.