Of all John Renbourn's many records, this is probably the most technically skillful, while the melodic aspect steps a bit into the background. But that's fine, because it only shows the wide variety of his talent. Being recorded in the mid-nineties, there is also a tendency for it to be cleaner sounding than his previous production - we have stepped into the era of guitar tuners and digital recording techniques. The widespread interest in New Age music at that time can also be felt, but none of it to an extend where the artist is in any way compromising himself, and in other ways he is even improving, i.e. taking more time to express the immense beauty always incorporated in his compositions. All in all, an excellent release, good sound, nice insert etc. A few friends augment the arrangements here and there, but only to a limited extent - this is very much a solo record. Highly recommended.