I bought this CD without ever having heard a track or anything about it. I only bought it because it kept coming up on my recommendation list from Amazon. I buy a lot of cd's and it is not unusual for me to give them a quick listen and then despite my best intentions, never listen to them again. I popped this into my computer early on a Saturday morning when I was alone, put on the headphones, and started to visit some web sites. Almost immediately I stopped thinking about anything but the music. This guy was reaching into my soul. All that I wanted to do was listen intently. This is going to sound like an odd comparison, but the last time I felt this way about an album was the first time I heard "Dark Side of the Moon". On the very first listen everything seemed to fit perfectly together. The songs connect to each other in such a unique and subtle fashion.
Since that first listen I have put this CD in my car and have listened to it on my commute to and from work every day. I find myself driving slower or taking the long way so I can hear all of the songs. When I wake up in the morning I start thinking about when my first chance will be to listen to it.
This CD is certainly not for everybody. Those of you that like artists like Ryan Adams, Leonard Cohen, Rufus Wainwright or some of the others mentioned in other reviews will not be dissapointed.