A beautiful collection of well crafted and well penned songs. It is testament to Joan Armatrading's talent that Georgie Fame amongst others 'guest' on her LPs time and again. Willow is a haunting lovely song rising and falling with all the emotion Joan pours into her songs. Opportunity is a more 'funky' sound with syncopated rhythm, vocals from high to low and more clever lyrics. Every song on this album has something to say to someone and yet remains personal (no doubt to J A as well) to the listener. New to Joan Armatrading? This is a very good starting point, as is 'The Collection'. Dig out the old record player, spin the vinyl and chill out to this one, it's so full of emotion!!