The title of the review says it all. This is a soaring record of passion, pain and beauty. Musically it is not as grandoise or ballsy an outing as the previous Bernard Butler/Brett Anderson tracks. Butler does no real show-off bits this time up, no real riff that flies at you with full force and imbides itself into your brain; but then again he does not have to here. Instead he places gentle yet melodic riffs at you, matching pace with the most sincere and true lyrics Brett Anderson has written in years. The tunes are neither dark nor beaming but they are powerful and the lyrics follow suit. It seems like the relationship has not quite been fully patched up, but through the music everything seems to work itself out and the beautiful collaboration shines on through here with one of the most lovely records released in 2005. Best listened to after break-ups, during periods of lonliness or in times of deep contemplation under solitary and nighttime conditions. Pick this one up when it comes out, your mind will thankyou.