Mary Black gives you music that is somewhat Irish, somewhat jazz, somewhat pop. Her music is very easy to listen to and often fun if not inspirational.
There's a Train That Leaves Tonight, Strange Thing, As I Leave Behind Néidén, and Diamond Days are nice to listen to, not favorites certainly but catchy.
The Water is Wide - very Irish, and Mary Black does an ok version, but I still see far too many re-dos of this song it fails to impress me. Without the Fanfare is mildly pretty but nothing special.
The real highlights of this album:
Nighttime is a great mix of her jazzy pop style, moving from slow rich tones to more upbeat sing-along parts.
The Crow on the Cradle is possibly my favorite Mary Black piece, a rich taste of tradition and folklore. Beautiful.
Overall I enjoy this CD and recommend it.