This is a stunning piece of work which is overshadowed by one amazing track - Ophelia. Ophelia should be hailed by all as one of the truly great pieces of english song writing, forget Adele, forget 80% of Morrissey, you can even put The Beatles and The Stones to one side for a few moments, because THIS is a giant of a song. Written in sublime sections that fit seamlessly together in such a pleasing and effortless manner, Marika Hackman has created a true masterpiece. It is a song that you seem to know instinctively as it plays out, a song that one could swear has always existed. And although Hackman has tried to be fair to all the songs on this album by dropping Ophelia in as track 3, its brilliance casts a long shadow over the rest of the work on this album. There are of course other highlights, the first six songs are all sublime... but a rather swampy mix starts to creep in towards the end of the album and the poppy lightness of touch is unfortunately lost. But look, this really is a must have album, play by candle light with a bottle of something nice - good for a summer's evening or a winter's night.