I love this CD! I wasn't sure what to expect when I first bought it, because I had a feeling Paul might've left behind his bouncy "Kodachrome" days for good. I actually thought it might be too "old" for me -- unlike his other albums -- which I love. I mean, he IS over 60 now, why would a teen like me be interested? I had my doubts.
Boy was I pleasently surprised! Paul still has his genuis songwriting habits, with a knack for grabbing your attention and keeping it throughout the whole song. My personal favs are "Old" (I like his funny views on aging . . . he's so light-hearted, hardly nostalgic, thank goodness!) "Darling Lorraine" (surprise ending, just when they make up, Lorraine . . . well, listen and find out for yourself!) "That's Where I Belong" (I like that pretty part about his wife, Edie) and "Pigs, Sheeps and Wolves" (mostly talks through it, but an amusing story with a clear message. Loved it!)
Paul is NOT "past it", he's better than ever and I'm surprised at how enjoable it is. The only songs I don't really like are "Quiet" and "Love", but besides that, it's all good.
And you must admit . . . it's impressive that an artist's album can actually get certified gold when they're over 60 and have had a 40 + year career, now isn't it? I hardly doubt any mainstream artist of today will last more than 10!
Love ya, Paul! Keep it up:)