I didn't really know what to expect when I first put Cold Light Of Monday into the cd player except for maybe a continuation of The Window Purpose or a forerunner to Still but I certainly wasn't expecting what I found! I spent some time last night reading various internet reviews of CLOM and one word that seems to pop up quite often is 'Bleak' and I'd have to go along with that. I didn't find it the easiest of albums to 'get' into but obviously there was something there because I've kept going back to it almost continously for the last few days ever since I've received it and I have to say that I'm seriously impressed with this album. Was there anything in particular that inspired this concept? I know that Marillion's 'Brave' was initially based upon a radio broadcast by the police appealing for help in identifying a girl who had been found wandering near a noted suicide hotspot so I wondered whether there was a particular incident or incidents that created the character of Sarah? Apologies if I'm going over old ground here.