I have to admit, I only found out a week ago that this CD was being released, but darned if I didn't run out and buy it the moment I got the chance. After listening to it, I really am glad my friend told me about its release.
As usual, GBS has continued to alter their traditional sound, making some of the tracks (e.g. Love Me Tonight and Oh Yeah) mcuh less folk-y than I'm used to, but they all have appeal and it keeps the album from becoming boring and repetitive. As usual, some tracks are more forgettable than others, but some stand out as being particularly wonderful. Dance Dance is a catchy tune you'll be humming for weeks, and England is truly moving and, in my opinion, by far the best song on the album, and possibly the best song on any of their albums. If an album could be carried entirely on the weight of one song, I would give it 5 stars, but it just didn't quite make it.
Still worth purchasing and listening to over and over again.
And by the way, the liner notes are most entertaining.