Interesting. I am a Canadian, and I recall "Fine State of Affairs" as a big hit here, and likely my fave BC solo track ever. It's so full of nostalgia, humour, atmosphere and you can really pop your fingers to it. Anyway, I picked up an original vinyl of this not too long ago and surprise - the album is excellent. I was surprised to read about it being "quashed" for US release. In case the original artwork was not reproduced in the CD, I'll tell you what you got inside. First, the inside record sleeve: A picture in glorious soft-focus colour, the entire size of the sleeve, showing a well-dressed Burton and an unidentified young blonde woman, skipping hand in hand through a beautiful park, a look of ecstacy on Burton's face. Why is the woman unidentified? because she's wearing a paper bag over her head! On the other side, the same scene from the back. Then, you get the lyric sheet. Another picture, but in sepia-blue, of Burton and his bag-lady, this time sitting on a rock, with Burton in a smoking jacket, hand on her shoulder, looking very pensive and far-off but in an aristocratic way. Listen to the words of "Fine State.." and maybe this all makes sense. I think BC had a rep as a misogynist, but who cares? the album is great and features Garry Peterson (ex-Guess Who drummer) and Kurt Winter (ex-GW guitar) on many cuts. The songs are beautifully crafted ranging from smooth jazz to 50's blues or toe tapping hooks. Production first-rate and Burton's voice still had lots of edge (he's kind of lost it now, as recent Guess Who reunion tours show).