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5.0 out of 5 stars
A rare piece of lyrical genius, 28 Aug. 2003
It is a true shame that this album has not enjoyed more success. The entire album flows in a fashion that allows the listener to enjoy the occasional track or indeed follow from first piece to last in an almost linear story. Tracks like 'born again' work on many different levels, giving the listener the option to either listen to catchy tune, or take the time to revel in the obviously large amount of work that has gone into crafting this contempary masterpiece.
BDB as normal doesn't take himself too seriously, which you seldom find in todays charts. This inturn creates an easy listening environment, which somehow musters an air of familiarity with the album.
A number of the tracks are intrisicly linked with discreet (and some not so discreet) references to each other. With little touches like this, it generates a real feeling that the artist cares about the music that they have presented to us, and it isn't just 'off the shelf' produce designed to make money.
The albulm does require of number of outings before you can enjoy it for all it's worth. So, if you don't take to it immediately then certainly don't be affraid to give it another try.
A big thumbs up.