Released in 1995 (Came out in Halifax in the middle of November)
"This is the album I've always wanted to make; a live studio recording of personal favourites, old classics and new songs, with full orchestra and choir."
"It was recorded in London over a period of eight days (instead of the usual three to four months) in July '95, and to sing each track surrounded by an orchestra, without the benefit of the safety-net of modern technology, was immensely exciting - everything in one take, the way it used to be!"
This album contains a rare thing for CdeB, cover versions. The first ones he has recorded to the best of my knowledge. I don't think I'm that fond of "Girl", but I keep finding myself humming it. "Always on my Mind" is very well done but I keep hearing the Pet Shop Boys... "In Dreams" however, is a beautiful little song, and though I haven't heard Orbison sing it, it has his trademarks all over it.
My favorite song on the album would have to be "Say Goodbye To It All", a completely different telling of a wonderful song. He has taken the upbeat sequel to the Borderline and turned it into a lovely, slow-moving ballad.
Of the other songs, "Carry Me", "Discovery", "I'm Not Crying Over You", "The Snows of New York" and "One More Mile to Go" are the stand-outs. (Gee, that's almost all of them!)