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This is one of the most moving collection of songs I've ever heard. At first I thought I'd made a dreadful mistake. This just wasn't my 'thing'. But during the course of a few plays something strange started happening... some kind of magic was wrought... and now I reckon that if you can take CDs to heaven I'm definitely taking this one. What an incredible human warmth Baby Dee exudes. The vocals take a bit of getting used to but once you've managed that you wouldn't have her sing her songs any other way. There's a deep sense of pathos to this album... a winsome yearning for something forever just out of reach. I am reminded of TS Eliot's lines about "some infinitely gentle, infinitely suffering thing". One of the other reviewers here described her as a "true original" and that is exactly right. But see for yourself - I doubt you'll be disappointed. If Baby Dee lived in my neighbourhood I'd invite her around for a drink and bake her a nice pie! I think she'd like that.