What a hero this guy is. And what a voice he got. I just purchased this album at Michaels homepage and its a double cd filled with cool songs, which are recorded live, in his basement, in studio, and hell know wherelese. Sure there is a little lack of production but thats not the big deal with this release. Its great what so ever. Its demos you know! Michaels great voice is a mixture between Springsteen, Jude Cole and Don Henley and musically where at the same backyard as the guys just mentioned. Sure this album is stripped and a lot of songs are just Michael and his guitar and harmonica. But it doesnt matter. With his voice and songs it is still great. And its great of him to collect cool stuff like this on a CD and sell it on the homepage. A must for all fans. And if you dont know this guy before. Buy his "normal" studio albums and then buy this. McDermott rules.