as some people are already calling him Stevie Wonder "light" as his sound is not straight up soul and then you have others wanting to build him up into something that no artist can ever meet or maintain.
In a nutshell, I was hugely impressed by the CD from beggining to end. It has a folky/poppy/soulfulness that to me is a HUGE step up from the procesed pop that has dominated the charts in recent years. While not taking anything away from him or his contemporaries, you'll probably really like Morrison if you like acts such as James Blunt, Paolo Nutini (who I really like esp. for being so young), Damien Rice, Ray LaMontagne, David Gray, and The Fray, just to name more than a few.
If you are among those who dismiss the above as no more than background noise for a show like "Grey's Anatomy," this CD will not change your mind. If on the other hand, if you don't expect the second coming Stevie Wonder/Bod Dylan and are drawn to direct songs that are small in scope yet huge on emotion (without having perfect pitch tenors) this is one release that you won't regret buying. Out of all the acts that I mentioned, I am really curious how Morrison will evolve as there is a soulfulness that makes him stand out.
Without a doubt one of my best purchases so far this year and I am not so easy to please. Thanks for all for your kind words and continued guidance in helping me find music that stands out in a sea of way too much product. Also, this one is currently priced to sell. I mention this because I think/hope that record companies realize that if they have a good product at a good price, it will sell. Let's not blame illegal downloads, legal downloads of "singles", alternate methods of entertainment, or Mother Nature for the fall in "music" sales. There is a huge market out there for music and if done honestly money can be made and not make the public feel bad for not buying some of the junk that is out there.