Bella Hardy is an intriguing artist. Each of her previous albums has proved fascinating, rich in melodies and arrangements and of course the fabulous voice of Bella herself. This album is again different from previous releases with Kris Drever in charge of production and providing absolutely wonderful guitar backing and voice. The album starts out with a couple of songs with Drever providing the sole backing but the style of the guitar playing is different to anything else Bella has recorded and is really exciting.. Gradually Bella introduces more instruments and over the rest of the album we have the gorgeous voice, the great story telling and the inventive backings that have characterised her previous albums. Personally I miss the harp and the variety of instruments used on some of the previous albums but then we have a stunning Lament For Derwent Village with just piano and guitar, as good as anything she has written. If you have enjoyed any of Bella's previous albums this is an essential buy.