Space’s second album, it peaked at #3 in the UK charts, two places higher than their debut album Spiders.

The album is presented as a airfix-style hobby kit containing parts needed to build a robot out of scrap metal. Constructed by Liverpool based artist and musician Mike Badger, a founding member of The La’s, the completed robot features on the back of the sleeve and is currently exhibited at the Museum of Liverpool.

Sadly due to differences with the record label, Tin Planet was the last Space album released for six years.