Richie Havens' lastest release is quite possibly his finest to date. I can't praise it enough- its timing is impeccable and most welcome with the world in such a mad state! Nothing comforts like Richie when he wraps his voice around a song. This time out, he's rediscovered his own fine songwriting skills- much like his earlier albums, most of the tunes are self-penned. "Handouts In The Rain", The Well", "Alone Together" are Havens' own, and among the best on this album. Other gems include "Paradise", and the Pink Floyd song, "On The Turning Away". Havens also returns to simpler musical arrangements here. His amazing guitar work is once again in the forefront after having been buried in his last two studio albums. Earthy percussion, upright bass, bansuri bamboo flute, Turkish violin and some additional stunning guitar work by Chris Cunningham help round out this lovely collection of songs. Highly recommended!