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5.0 out of 5 stars
A true singer songwriter, 11 Jun. 2014
"Let Her Go" brought Mike Rosenberg to the attention of the world, but some of us knew how brilliant he was long before that. Many will be surprised to know that this is his 5th studio album (although "Flight of the Crow" was an album of collaborations with other artists), and each album brings more mature songwriting and greated depth of lyrics. The added acoustic versions on the deluxe album are truly wonderful, and are in the true spirit of Passenger, who always performs live with nothing more than his acoustic guitar. I'd already heard the majority of the songs on the album live, some on tour at the end of last year and some on his brilliant busking tour a few weeks ago (thanks Mike - how great that you can still manage to do what you love and raise a few quid for a good cause at the same time) and the multi instrument album versions certainly don't disappoint either as they still maintain the simplicity of his music. Great to see that fame has not gone to his head and he has produced an album that stands out for its great songs, not for any attempt to have a broad commerical appeal. He has proven with this album that you can stay true to yourself , just produce great music, and people will buy it.