Sorry to break the run of five stars, but although this album is decent enough, with excellent production, a variety of material and plenty of prominent fiddle, the tunes often failed to take hold of me and were, in general, not terribly memorable. One exception to this is the final track - the Recruiting Sargent - which I found so different in style to what came before it ( and with a very explicit `political` message too ) that the end of the album `jarred`.
All reviews are subjective, and I must declare my personal preferance for higher energy Levellers songs, which are sadly absent from this album. That is why I so enjoyed their previous effort `Letters`, which grabbed hold of me on my first listening, and which I hold to be easily their best effort since their early `classic` albums.
This certainly is not a `bum` album,as I would hold `Truth and Lies` to be, and I can well understand why those of a different musical disposition to me might really enjoy it and award it more than three stars. However, for this reviewer it was rather bland and lacking in energy.