For those of you who haven't been lucky enough to hear Mary Leay before, this is a great introduction.
Mary has a voice akin to Eva Cassidy, which she puts to great effect on this album.
It's strength is in depth; It's richly produced, with strings and delicate guitar (with some Nashville influences showing) throughout, but they never get in the way of Mary's voice or the quality of the songwriting, which is a strength also.
There are hints of folk, country (Laura Cantrell springs to mind, which is no bad thing), even in some places Beth Orton.
For The Last Time, the title track is a slow burner, which opens out to a terrific duet latterly and This Day, Albatross and Almost Home are also particular highlights.
This is the sort of album you'll want to curl up to, lights on low, late at night, and it comes highly recommended.