The Vancouver Province
The title track might be as close as Byrnes has been to autobiographical, but the album is personal in other ways. It's in his choice of covers, such as The Band's "Ophelia," Bobby Womack's "Lookin For a Love," or the Ray Charles version of "Drown In My Own Tears." These are true to Byrnes' devotion to rhythm and blues. It's in his continuation of the gospel-themed album, House of Refuge. This is true to his self-discovery. The performances are unexpectedly restrained but the restraint adds to the dynamism when he does wail.