Showing no trace of creative fatigue, O'Rourke is joined in Kan by Brian Finnegan, a founding member of one of Britain's most important ever traditional band's Flook. Finnegan and O'Rourke's Irish and Scottish musical roots are deeply woven into the new music which makes "Sleeper" such a potent debut, but their artistry and skilled writing are only half of a homogenous quartet which is made up of lead instruments and also features the incredible musicality and compelling talents of Ian Stephenson and Jim Goodwin.
Album-rock artists like Roxy Music always make a difficult subject for comprehensive, multi-disc box sets. Frequently, their albums were designed as a cohesive whole and the idea of individual singles never really entered the picture at all. Roxy Music was slightly different than the average art/prog-rock band – not only did they make albums, they also made singles. And that is one of the reasons why the four-disc set The Thrill of It All is successful. Roxy's songs stand as individual works, and they make sense outside of their original context, even if they make more sense within their original context.