This is a great record of blues/folky tracks. Lanegan, with his Seattle rock roots and Campbell, from the Scottish folk scene seem like an odd partnership, but the blend together perfectly. Lanegan's voice, craggy, worldly wise and world weary, is the ideal counterpoint to Campbell's melodious, young and innocent sounding vocals.
Full slow tempo bluesy/folky sounding tracks, with memorable melodies, thoughtful and meaningful lyrics and the great combination of the two singers, this really is a record that should do well and, if there's any justice, gather a lot of awards.
A record full of feeling, mainly hurt and heartbreak, not something that would appeal to lovers of plastic pop, this is real music, made by real musicians. The mainly downbeat feel might put some people off, but personally I loved it. It's totally different to anything I've heard before, so it's hard to say who this would appeal to. All lovers of thoughtful music, such as Beautiful South would probably find much to enjoy here. If you like this then check out their other collaborations which (to date) include `Ballad Of the Broken Seas' and `Keep Me In Mind Sweetheart'.
A great record for that lonely night in with memories and a bottle of wine.