MUSIC: Not too great. Frank's major label debut starts out strong with "Recovery," a ready-for-radio song that has swells and contracts as it goes along, with a rousing chorus. Unfortunately, nothing else here matches the quality of this song, which is itself nothing extraordinary. Frank's previous albums have heart, mirth, sagacity, and memorable tunes. This doesn't.
Most of the songs here are bland and on the slower/lighter side (with the notable exception of "Four Simple Words" and "Recovery"), and it seems Frank is playing it safe here, leaving the album to come off as restrained and, unfortunately, dull. Of his albums, I'd have to rank this as his worst.
This deluxe edition comes with four bonus cuts, which are also on the mellow side and are lyrically shallow as well.
PACKAGING: Like the regular edition, this CD is packaged in a jewel case with double-sided tray art. Lyrics are included.