My expectations are always set very high when it comes to an album by Amy MacDonald, and this recording exceeds all of them. As much as I love her first two albums (which had many stellar standouts), this one seems to be her best achievement. It flows so well and is so inspiring on so many levels. It's like therapy for the body, mind and soul. When I listen to this recording from beginning to end, I feel like I've escaped reality for a moment to sooth my senses. I mentioned it on "A Curious Thing," and I'll mention it again for "Life In A Beautiful Light"--the piano/keyboard player is awesome, especially on "The Game" and "Across the Nile." His piano playing on "Across the Nile" sounds like rippling water that makes the song truly spectacular. I wish in his spare time he'd create a solo album of nothing but instrumentals. Amy's band is so awesome and compliments her song writing (which is nothing short of amazing) and her voice perfectly. As with the last two recordings, every song can be a single. Her songs always have a catchy hook that I find myself singing in my head. LIABL is musical perfection. Amy and her band are musical perfection. One can always count on that. I think she's the best artist that has surfaced in the last twenty years. I hope she tours here in the U.S. because the music we have here is 99% ghastly. It's so nice to listen to someone who has talent for a change.