I swear, E is one of the greatest musicians of our times. I did see him live on this tour and own this cd, but actually think his music is so perfectly created and produced that it is better on CD. I would never normaly say that. This CD is definitely worth 5-stars to his existing fans, but if you are buying your first music by E then I would recommend Daisies of the galaxy, Shootenanny or his extended masterpiece; Blinking Lights and Other Revelations. They are more easily appreciated.