This is a smooth neo-soul/R&B CD that has a great groove throughout. This is the work of someone who knows his '70s soul music. Shand, a Canadian (don't hold that against him), wrote all 11 songs, performed all the instruments, and recorded this CD in his Winnipeg bedroom at the age of 23. Shand has a soulful falsetto that overdubs itself nicely. The CD was well-received, particularly in Canada, and reportedly sold a respectable 500K copies in the US. I don't know what's been going for the past 9 years, but something has kept Shand from releasing a follow-up. That's a shame, because I'd like to hear some more from him and I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels that way.
Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: #39
Tracks: It's all good. I especially like the title track and The Second One. Probably the weakest cut is Liberate, but every song is enjoyable.
Personal Memory Associated with this CD: I can't remember how I discovered this artist and CD. However, I listened to this CD practically non-stop after I purchased it. I was working in a small, rural school at the time and would play this whenever students weren't around. Most of them were listening to Korn and Hoobastank at the time, so they wouldn't have appreciated soul music.