This is such a fine record. It has the big numbers - Modern Blue, When the master calls the roll, Etta's Tune, 50,000 Watts - but it is an old fashioned long player. All of the tracks have their place and the story flows. I wouldn't skip a single track.
It is worthy of repeated listens. The arrangements and the playing are sublime. I can understand why Rosanne is so proud of this album.
There will continue to be much written about The River & The Thread this year - so why not get on board now and see what the fuss is about? And thanks to Uncut Magazine for flagging it up as one to watch out for.