"The Album" is a sumptuous and soulful pop/rock album Cliff sings perfect original songs from catchy, upbeat, funky mixes to sweeping ballads and his vocal delivery is his characteristic smooth and luxuriant. It has the potential to appeal to a wide range of tastes, from the gospel rock (Christened "Rockspel" by Cliff) of "Healing Love", "Peace In Our Time" and "You Move Heaven" to the funky disco soul of "Little Mistreater", with strong jazz elments throughout. The vibrant emotional power of Cliff's voice comes through in the husky falsetto vocals of "Love Is The Strongest Emotion", "Only Angel" and "I Need Love". In many songs too, particularly "I Still Believe In You", "Never Let Go" and "Brother To Brother", Cliff's voice shows qualities of purity, richness and conviction that are rare in pop. Three particularly outstanding tracks deserve special mention: "I Still Believe In You" is deepest velvet and dominated by Cliff's vibrato. Each note softly melts into the next. "Human Work Of Art" has a superb hook chorus and is soulful pop/rock at its best. "Never Let Go" is one of Cliff's finest vocal performances to date and really shows his range. The only things I would criticize about this album is the overdominance of heavy saxophones and general over heavy accompaniment. Cliff has a great (v. underrated) voice and is more than capable of carrying the song with light accompaniment. Secondly, a few of the songs have lyrics that are rather too mawkish.All in all though: people tend to think of Cliff songs as lacking in substance; well they'd be surprised at the themes of some of these; Cliff is singing about love-beyond-the-grave, heaven, salvation and healing, which makes it a thoroughly uplifting and inspirational album.