This is a superb CD - all the ingredients are there; slick production, fantastic musicianship, the unique and classy vocals of Mr Kiske and best of all, excellent songs. The orchestration isn't in your face either, like some albums, but is used to subtle effect n the background. A number of reviews have commented on the lack of variety of music on this CD and I can understand their point (most songs are smooth, mid tempo melodic rock), but when it's performed as well as this, I'm happy to sit and listen to it over and over again. It's certainly up there with the Find Me , Work of Art and debut Lionville CDs, all of which fall into this category. There are no standpoint songs for me - they're all good, but there are some beautiful moments such as the guitar 'trills' at 2:50 in "Fragile Ground". A truly wonderful album.