This is the best collection of songs Ian Shaw has produced to date, by a country mile.
Not that there is much wrong with his earlier recordings, especially "Famous Rainy Day", but to actually IMPROVE on the damn near perfect Joni Mitchell originals here is a very impressive feat.
In my view, this is Ian Shaw's first "grown up" album, combining his exquisite, soulful voice and tasteful, understated piano accompaniment with some storming musicianship from the top drawer of UK jazz - Guy Barker and the Right Honourable Nigel Hitchcock add some scorching solos.
Please buy this record - and when you play it and you like it, go and watch him live - he's even better live!
Not that I'm a fan or anything....