Graeme This is an absolutely wonderful album.
Due to the different songwriting and musical approach, It's a slow burner, much like Dimmer's first album was. In fact, It's very much like an analogue hopeful version of I Believe you are a Star
As ever, Shayne's songwriting, voice and lyrics shine through to produce a wonderful sound that is a unique departure from his rich body of work over 30 odd years.
I admit to being very sceptical that this could match up or even get close to Shayne finest output. How could it? It's piano album FFS?!
But it is a wonderful surprise, full of beautiful moments which, at times, show a Shayne Carter at his most vulnerable, melodic, open, naive and, at times, also his best.
A wonderful album that was a long time coming (in the end...)
Thankfully it was worth the wait.
PS: big ups to Gary - he was huge on this album. He must of loved making it!