I just had to put in a good word for this because this CD has been one of my traveling companions for the last twelve or so years. Along with albums by Springsteen, Rush, The Eagles, Miles Davis, Mahler, Merle Haggard, The Beatles, Kansas, Gordon Lightfoot, and a few others, it's gone with me everywhere from the Orient to Australia. This is truly one of those classic, rare gems that is great from start to finish. The vocals are top-notch, the musicianship is superb, and it never fails to bring my thoughts to Southeastern, rural America, a place I love dearly (Hornsby's from Williamsburg, VA and you can hear it in the instrumentation and arrangements). Most importantly on any album, however, is the quality of the songwriting and, yessir, Bruce shines. Although almost every song here is a masterpiece ("The Long Race" might be an exception, but it's still good!), the two that really stand out for me are "The River Runs Low" and "Every Little Kiss". The former is probably the best song Bruce has ever done in six or so records and it still gives me goosebumps. The latter just plain makes me happy when I hear it. Anybody who is a fan of pop, rock, folk, or country styles really should treat him/herself to this CD. Sure, some of his other stuff is great too, but this is definative Hornsby.