Watched The Chain twice now. First time I felt a little bit embarrassed and cringey - couldn't really say why, but on another watch this morning I was struck with just how good it was to see Neil with electric guitar and band singing a rock / pop song. It's when he's at his best, for me. And he seemed genuinely chuffed. Particularly when he lets loose at the end with the "running in the shadows" part it was just so great to see him taking the helm again of a band and singing a pretty decent tune. The whole idea of him joining FM will always seem a little silly to me, but considering I've been disengaged with his output for roughly a decade I'm certainly not feeling like this sojourn into stadium stardom is at the expense of rip-roaring pop / rock tunes from him - I think those days are done anyway.