1978 Gilbert set out on a 20 date tour of Ireland and the U.K.
Backing him was a four piece band called Wilder. At the time
had been together for a year playing clubs and colleges and supporting
various major groups. The band consisted of Bill Cuthbert
on guitars and percussion, Richard Houghton on bass guitar, Neil Carter
on guitar, keyboards and woodwind and finally Stuart Heeley on drums.
Two backing singers were also recruited. Two sisters in
fact, Doreen and Irene Chanter. So that was
the line up. The tour started in Belfast and ended in
Slough. Along the way they also recorded a BBC television special
called Sight & Sound which was recorded on the 28th
January and broadcast on 11 Feb
1978 and featured 9 songs.