I had never heard any song by him before and what sold me on this record was the cover art and the quote on the back: "In the sense that my guitars were once plants, this record's a greenhouse."
Picking across the fretboard with a haunting balance between bittersweet pessimism and heartfelt inspiration. Techincally rich and twistingly complex guitar playing.
Seven tracks are instrumentals and the others drenched in vocals from the savanna.
1. Bean Time
2. Tiny Island
3. Song of the Swamp
4. In Christ There Is No East or West
5. Last Steam Engine Train
6. From the Cradle to the Grave
8. Spanish Entomologist
10. You Don't Have to Need Me
11. Lost John
Everyday is all the same, going from the cradle to the grave.