This was my first introduction to this fantastic band. The lead singer(sharon den Abel) has a great voice and this disc really shows off her talents. This is much gentler than their normal output but that is no bad thing as this album puts a different twist to the music.If forgiven does not bring a tear to your eye then you have a heart of stone.I have now bought all their albums but this remains one of my favourites for its pure simplicity.However for me their best album is black symphony but then i always did like over the top music extravagancers.
I saw this lady as a support act to eric bibb and was blown away by her peformance. What a talent waiting to be unearthed . a varied and interesting debut, my personal favourite is 'independently blue ' but all the tracks are well written and performed with a great and distinctive voice.