This is pure old school soul music, which is new material that could have been lifted straight from the 60s. This will probably appeal to the older generation who can remember some of the obvious influences of this album, such as Otis redding, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, so it will not be everyones cup of tea. I would have given this 5 star, but for the instrumental filler, which isn't bad and sometimes the overdone and somewhat cliched backing vocals. Great to hear good old proper soul music. UK gigs for Autumn 2013 sold out, so word is getting round.