I totally agree with the reviewer of Oct '07 who described this as "one of the best and most underrated albums of the last twenty years", only that's now 22 years(!) this was released in 1986.
It's a shame Lone Justice broke up after this album, I would have loved to have seen what direction they would have gone. But the record execs had spied in the female singer songwriter a rare and unique talent, her name is Maria McKee and went onto enjoy solo success after the break up of the band - but this album is just superb.
The style is Roots Rock and my favourite tracks are "Dixie Storms", "The Gift", and "Wheels" which McKee wrote solo, she collaborated on all of the album's remaining tracks - what a talent! Other favourites are "I found love" and "Belfry" but there are NO bad tracks on this CD. (The lyrics are included).
Shelter sounds a bit 80's but in this case that's no bad thing, the lyrics are thoughtful and well crafted and McKee's voice sings through clear and powerfully, some tracks are quite rocky and pacey whilst others remain more balladic - just perfect to dust down once in a while and stir the soul a little.