Well, what a CD! It really is just perfect - definately the best of all the "Blood Brother" recordings - and the cheapest! It's a few tracks less than other recordings, but this makes little difference. The orchestrations are a somehwhat 80's in their sound, but this just adds to the overall effect - it keeps the show real. A small, intimate, personal story about real people in a terrible situation, i found some of the other recordings to have become too "big" and "broadway sounding", but this, the original makes the show what it should be. All performances are top class - particuarly Barbara Dickson in the lead - you really feel the emotion in her voice, and how her final rendition of "Tell me its not true" could not reduce you to tears is beyond me! So overall a top quality buy!!