On first listen to this album, my thought was 'Umm, not too sure I like this.'
But the next day, I found myself humming Empty Glens and Proterra under my breath, so I went home and re-played the album. Suddenly it hit me - this was the absolute BEST album Runrig have produced post-Donnie! The songs have full depth of feeling and emotion, without losing too much of that Runrig feel we all know and love. Bruce Guthro has managed to prove that he is more than just a great voice, he is a writing talent too.
It doesn't sit as a traditional Runrig feel - face it, they lost that when they lost Donnie (a great voice but not irreplacable) - but it is a good continuation of the new feel they developed after they lost the man. The group have evolved to match the changing times, and succesfully so, in my opinion, continuing to move from strength to strength. As a celabration of their 30th anniversary as a group, this is an exceptionally brilliant album from an exceptionally brilliant group! Keep up the good work, guys.