I feel compelled to write this just to to try and help anyone who may be interested in buying this CD and may be a bit confused or put off by the very mixed reviews.
Firstly I must stress that this album is not like any other Christy Moore album.
I can understand why a lot of the purists hate it, and each to his own!
I have probably all of Christy Moore's musical output and I enjoy it all, some maybe a bit more than others.
Just because this is totally different doesn't make it a bad album! Personally I love it, it is a bit like Afro Celt Sound System
or even a sort of left field rock album. It is quite dark in parts, as is the brooding cover!
If you approach it with an open mind and set the wonderful catalogue of tradional/Folk music aside for the moment, you might just get to enjoy it as much as I do!