Red Rider and Tom Cochrane were One of Canada's True TREASURES and stood like a few of their brothers before them so badly UNDERRATED. I suppose that is why their music is still in print so many years after the band itself has broken up. They remind me of Mendelsohn McKenna Mainline in that they like Mainline were so underrated and missed during their time together here in Canada. Neruda + 3 is based upon a not so well known Spanish Poet /Writer it is a great offering of Red Riders talent and ability. If you are scared of buying a CD before listening to it then I suggest going to the Library and renting this one it will be there as it is Canadian Content, if it is missing then they will for sure be able to get it for you. Catch a listen to a great group...Spigomars
I will always regard this concept album as the best Canada has ever offered the world artistically. With Neruda (named after Chilean poet Pablo Neruda) this was Tom Cochrane at his creative and musical peak. From Ken Greer's haunting steel guitar in "Light in the Tunnel", to Tom Cochrane's take on mortality on "Napoleon Sheds His Skin" -- each song smoothly continues to the next. While not generating the sales of "As Far As Siam", most fans and critics agree - it's now considered a modern art/rock classic.