This CD has not been out of my stereo since it arrived shortly after its release. I love this album from beginning to end. There isn't a single track I don't like or ever skip.
Favourites include "West", a simply arranged song which showcases Brian's pure, slightly mournful voice to perfection; the entrancing future single, "If you don't believe in me", co-written with Calum MacColl and Ronan Keating; the gloriously upbeat and happy "Go with my heart"; the slightly plaintive "For once in your life" and the hauntingly touching "Turn to me".
Of the two discs, I think I even prefer the bonus disc with its acoustic sessions, if only for the fact that it contains my absolute favourite tracks, the sublime "You Are" and the lilting "Silver Hearts on Chains", the latter co-written with Fairground Attraction's Eddi Reader.
The beauty of this album for me lies in the simplicity of the production. Nothing is allowed to overshadow the real star of this collection of songs - Brian's wonderfully pure and emotive voice.
Anyone thinking of buying the album should definitely do so while the bonus CD is included in the price. You won't regret it.