Oh boy...You know, Tony is the reason I first picked up a bass years ago...and Vic Wooten is the reason I gave up...however, this cd was almost physically painful to listen to...I admit, World Diary, per example annoyed me a bit at first, but after a few listens never left the changer in my car. This however...I dunno. Best way to describe it is take the Bozzio/Sheehan record...and remove Bozzio and Sheehan and add Tony. That made no sense...its exactly like THAT record except its clearly TLEV. The vocals are annoyingly just like Terry's on the Bozzio/Sheehan. And Tony...please explain to me...youve worked with Pat Mastellotto, Steve Gadd, and Bill Bruford...WHY did you have to use fake friggin drum beats like any of the rap 'artists' that emerge daily? Im sure Pat wouldve stayed in studio for another ten minutes to hit random objects for a song instead of using a damn fake drumBEAT. Overall this record was painful to listen to and, even as an absolute fan of Tony and everything(else) he has done, I still have to give this a bad rating.