This album is so beautiful and classicly Tori, but many die-hard fans will of course think they are getting an important work of music, but like Scarlett’s Walk this is just another rambling set of unrelated songs packaged as a song cycle. And there are just TOO many songs. This could have been shortened by a few songs but its her vision not ours.
There are a great many cuts weaved throughout, but even Joni Mitchell didn’t release EVERY song she wrote. Tori seems to think fans will want to hear every little ditty she ever made, finished or not. Maybe she’s right. The packaging of the double CD is nothing short of lovely, but one bothersome quirk about these songs is that many of them don’t have an ending… no conclusion. They just die, making it good background music for when you’re doing other things cause there’s nothing to pay attention to.