Seriously - this is good. Penguins (on I love everybody) have given way to Bears and a whole lot besides - Lyle is so on the money with this (double) album, I can play the two disks in rotation and not tire of it. Musicianship is, as always excellent - the bluegrass guitar is something not often heard - as usual, Lyle pulls together something new and something old and creates a wholesome whole. - as the critics said 'the storytelling is imaginative' - exactly so - the tales of the Stove at the Salvation station not taking - complete images spring into the mind, at the same time as unconsious urge to sing along with what feels compellingly involving.
Seesh - sounds rather fulsome, but both disks are so packed with great stuff, there's no reason for ANY music-lover not to love it. Let a little Lyle into your life!