The album all Ry Cooder fans secretly wish he’d go and make all over again – funky, humorous and loaded with soul. It hits all the marks, from the gospel harmonies of ‘I Can’t Win’ to the brittle and comic street drama of ‘Down in Hollywood’. His slide playing throughout the whole thing is luscious and his phrasing is impeccable. I also adore Paradise and Lunch and Chicken Skin Music, but this is the one that turned him into my overnight hero. The slide solo on ‘I Think It’s Going to Work Out Fine’ is worth the admission price alone. Rock’n’roll trivia – the first ever digitally recorded album.