This is a terrific album, but don't expect it to sound like 'Stop' or 'Box'. 43 Minutes is an angry, passionate record which is basically about the loss of Sam's mother. However, the songs are uplifting, if not upbeat, and there are some strong arrangements. The album really grows on you and the musicianship is excellent; as usual, Sam's in fine voice. Letting Go, One Candle, In the Rain and Fear of Life are highlights, but the record makes more sense if you listen to it all the way through rather than just lift one or two songs out of context. It reminds me a bit of John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, in that the artist basically says 'I'm going to say what I really feel and damn the sales'. Long unavailable except through the fan club web site, the album will be re-released soon and is well worth picking up.