This album is a sort of personal history lesson. There are nearly as many styles here as there have been changes in my life. I guess that's a good thing. 'Bombay' is about my recent trip to Bombay, (now Mumbai) India. It's an amazing, sad, beautiful, terrifying place. I met and married my Indian Princess there. 'Who is this Indian Princess' you ask? Listen to 'Indian Princess' and 'Song for Carmen'. Also, 'Worth the Wait' and Everything' from my first CD. 'Down the Highway' is a dark little tale, co-written with my brother Andy. 'The Ballad of Ronald Hanson' is a true story, told bluegrass style. Check out the lyrics and you'll know what I was doing in the late 80's, early 90's. I wrote 'For the Friend I Never Met' after discovering the music of Elliott Smith, and reading about his life, and his death. It was a runner-up in the Song of the Year contest. Below are some critiques from the VH-1 Song of the Year contest. SONG WRITER NAME OF SONG Robert Befumo Indian Princess REVIEWER ID REVIEWER PROFESSION R2118363K A&R Representative COMMENTS ON EMOTIONAL IMPACT Your lyrics are poignant and very descriptive of the matters of the heart and getting back to your "princess" no matter what. The music starts off subtly and then dives into a mellow jam. The small guitar solo is a touch with the slide. The title is perfect. SONG WRITER NAME OF SONG Robert Befumo Suddenly REVIEWER ID REVIEWER PROFESSION R051509K Senior Publishing Editor COMMENTS ON EMOTIONAL IMPACT Your message is strong and stands out. Your lyrics are thought provoking. The music has a very Folk/rock fusion quality. Overall, this is a song with enormous potential, enough to maintain my attention. The composition is very strong. COMMENTS ON TECHNICAL EVALUATION: The progression is very strong. Your melodies are strong. The structure of this song is outstanding. COMMENTS ON MARKETABILITY: ...this song speaks to me and has enormous potential.