I bought this album as soon as I had seen Jewel perform 'You were meant for me' twice on British television, and I was mostly risking the expensive pay out (I was 16, with no income) for something no one had recommended or sampled for me. Man! Was I chuffed that I bought it! I must have played it non stop for a month, and still regularly over the past 3 years, and every song beats within my still. Jewel tells stories with her compositions, wonderfully arranged and performed, emotional and cognitive. If you've heard of jewel, buy this album before any other, it's the foundation by which your admiration for this angel will be strong and eternal, trust me!