Browsing through the bargain CD's I came across this album, I had not heard of Tara MacLean, but it sounded good. Well I was wrong, this sounds AMAZING!
Her voice is beautiful, the lyrics are well written and accompaniment is good.
What makes this rise to the top of my playlist is the sound, a clear recording of instruments and voice give an illusion of the space and ambiance that is missing from many modern recordings. The songs are varied and enjoyable however some people may feel short-changed at having alternate versions of two songs but for me both are highlights on this album. Best songs - "Red"; dark and complicated, painting a vivid picture in words, and I love the haunting saxophone. The instrumental version of "Holy Tears" with strings and guitar that melt away worries of the day. Not an album to prepare you for a night on the town, but one to chill-out to after a hard day, a worthy addition to your collection.