Burton is a gifted writer, along w/ his musical talents, and in the liner notes, he articulates the tribulations & heartaches involved in his struggle against the record execs regarding how this record was to sound. Burton's victory was only partial, as the final product, WOMAN LOVE, was released exactly as he envisioned it (he also was producer), but only in Canada. This was a tragic decision for Burton, and for his dedicated US fans, as he was never much heard again stateside("You Saved My Soul" was to receive airplay for about 5 minutes). This is a tougher sounding CD than his previous solo releases had been. Several good rockers, perhaps the best tune being "It Had To Be You", featuring "Skunk" Baxter (who did some of the best Steely Dan leads). The Voice sounds very Guess Who on that one. Those who favor the smoother, mellower side aren't disappointed with "Heavenly Blue" and its storybook imagery, and "Where Are You", kind of a boogie fever, swingin' in my 3 pc white suit under the moonlit Brooklyn Bridge thing. The title cut, originally done by Gene Vincent ("BeBopaLuLa") takes same getting used to, being a little quirky, but interesting as Burton sizzles passionately (good stereo echo voices) over a bass line that reminds one of "Fever" (with similar percussion to the Dion version)in reverse. If I had to pick at something, I'd say that the closer, "Waking Up Today", is not on par with the rest. But some of my friends on the web think it's the best cut on there...go figure! Of the BC solos, I'd rank this one 3rd behind PLUS SIGNS (released in Canada in '89--needs to be reissued) & MY OWN WAY TO ROCK, and ahead of BC (Debut LP), DREAM OF A CHILD, HEART, SWEET SWEET, and UPCLOSE & ALONE.