This is a wonderful recording, so poetic, and full of lyrical melody. Jamie, who used to be half of "The O'Kanes", a great duo back in the late '80's, has a gentle, expressive voice, with a vibrato I find enchanting...and as a songwriter he's terrific.
All the songs have an "obsessive love and desire" theme running though them..."I Surrender" and "Pretend" are perhaps my favorites, but there isn't a single moment on this CD that I don't find pleasing. Emmylou Harris lends her vocal talents to tracks # 4 and # 12, and the various musicians on it are all excellent.
Total time is 48:50, and the booklet insert is perfectly designed to match this CD. A simplicity in the layout, readable lyrics, 5 photos of Jamie (such casual elegance...such perfect bone structure !), it's a quality package for a quality CD. Smooth and lovely from start to finish.