This was bought on the basis of seeing Hugh and his band at the BasFest in Essex, despite his attempts to encourage the crowd to download the album for free. The DVD which comes with this very decently priced 2 disc album adds to the "live" experience, as many tracks are played live in the studio. Caroline Campbell who plays bass on the album (and backing vocals) is one of the best live bass players I have ever seen. The CD may not quite do her justice, but the DVD does more so. The album itself is more like a rocking Stranglers album, but without keyboards. Again, if you see Caroline live, you will know why a keyboard player is not required. For the album though, I think keyboards would have possibly made this into a 5 star "Stranglers-like" album. A very good album, but maybe not as good as Hi Fi or Beyond Elysian Fields.