This, so far, sounds like a pretty good album. It will probably win awards (just because of the popularity of Laurie, not because it is a better blues album) but in the big picture it will do 'The Blues' no harm at all
I have heard a sneak preview of this CD, and I can assure you that if it does win awards, it will not be down just to the popularity of Laurie. It really is quite incredible some of the interpretations he has come up with. I am not a great fan of Mr Laurie's TV work, but as a musician, this guy has got some real class and I really hope that he does fantastically well with this release. Abderian - if you are determined to get it the day of release, the only guaranteed way is by using Express. But First Class will probably get you it then as well.