Produced again by Sam Lakeman, the mantra ‘less is more’ runs through every track, with the majority formed simply of one man with a phenomenal voice and his distinctive guitar style. The arrangements are all beautifully played and perfectly pitched, indeed, it is hard at times to differentiate between his new material and the covers here. Opening with the beautiful title track, a tale of love cruelly snatched away by the tides of fate, it is the perfect entry point into Smith’s world. His rich, honeyed voice hits you first, quickly followed by the gentle, intricate playing style which he has become known for.

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