Play for Affection
From the confectionary 'Emmett Kelly in Love' to the bittersweet 'Beautiful in Plaid,' Play for Affection charts the topography between life today and someday. By turns both sun-kissed ('My Mercurial Nature') and shadowy ('The Miserablist'), it maps joy, sadness, and the open terrain in-between. Whether characters plan their itineraries ('Leaving') or fall asleep at the wheel ('Another Song Called Home'), they roll on, driven by dreams, desire, and the cryptic hand of fate. Produced by Mark Doyon and mastered by Jon Astley (Tori Amos, George Harrison, Pete Townshend), Play for Affection delivers 10 tuneful tales of mirth and woe -- and the most challenging and rewarding Arms of Kismet music to date.