Jules Shear has truly been a hero since the 80´s when I first discovered him. His cool voice, clever lyrics and sweet melodies found the way right into my heart. Now it´s 2004 and the man has just released an album as he has explained like this: - I was making CD compilations from my record collection just for fun, so I could listen to them in the car. Then one day I realized that I wanted to record these songs myself? And here is the album with twelve cool versions of Jules Shears favorite songs. What about them then? Sometimes I´m allergic to ´cover´-albums but that is when artists just wanna show the audience that they can be an exact copy to the original. It´s completely uninteresting. But in this case with Jules - that problem surely doesn´t occure. He´ve done lovely and personal versions of the songs. Some of the songs are not that known for a wider audience, and some are. All in all a lovely piece of plastic, and a love story between a unique artist and his love for the music. The production signed by Stewart Lerman doesn´t have much more to wish for either. Lovely low-key production quite near the sound of Marc Jordan´s masterpiece "Reckless Valentine".