While I also found the sound of the album different initially (compared to Love Ire & Song) this album definitely grows on you because of the excellent songs (e.g. Sons of Liberty, Isabel, Journey of the Magi) once you hear the lyrics above the band volume. Again a great diversity of musical styles and tones and Frank's irrepressible honesty. Heard "Live" these tracks are as powerful as his previous album and sound really excellent. Turn up the volume! Saw him play these Live at the O2 Shepherds Bush last week to an ecstatic audience who already seemed to to know every word... brilliant!