For the magical, Glenn Close penned, Sinead O'Connor sung "Lay Your Head Down" alone, this is a wonderful soundtrack. Ms. O'Connor's vocal gifts are fresh and lovely, heartwrenchingly so, almost, in this lullaby which ends the soundtrack. What you get as you reach this magical focal point, however, is just as wonderful in its own right. Byrne has become one of my "composers to watch" with his wonderful gift for lyricism and perfect sense of tempo, propelling the music forward, never missing a chance for understated elegance. This soundtrack would have been right at home in a Merchant Ivory production, which is meant as pure praise, and gives you a bit of a touchstone for the feel of the piece. If you are looking for a well composed, sweetly Irish tinged, fully emotive soundtrack, you can't go wrong. And once more, "Lay Your Head Down" is not to be missed.