Walker is a hipper Righteous Brother, a more handsome Tony Bennett and a younger Jacques Brel. In fact, he had made a large portion of his career singing Brel standards. This album, however, finds Walker singing his own compositions, which, unfortunately, did not go over too well with his fans; so much so thatWalker rarely relied on his own compositions again. Even though the sound is still grand, it's more subdued and stripped down than previous albums and is his most enjoyable, in my opinion.
Duchess, Old Man's Back Again (Dedicated to the Neo-Stalinist Regime), and the Ingmar Bergman inspired Seventh Seal are my favorites.