... you'll either love it or hate it. It's unlike any earlier Rippo albums (and I've got them all), yet the signature sound is there every now and then, and a simple riff that links many of the songs together. So Russ and the boys tried something new - what's wrong with that? An orchestra as well (and for the record, it's a real one). Works for me. Heavy metal solo from Zakk Wylde? Wicked! You just have to put the volume on 11 for that track. Try for yourself and ignore all the disgruntled "it doesn't sound like their normal stuff" reviews. Remember, if you don't find the occasional album that you don't like, you're not trying hard enough. So if you don't like it, slip back into your comfort zone with Cote D'Azur - no big deal - you gave it a go.