This is a beautiful new CD with an unparalleled excellence in both quality of lyrics/melody, vocals and recording. Hallinan has been singing and composing all of her adult life. These songs go deep to the heart of love, loss, sadness, to what it means to be human, to be alive on the earth and to know it for the mystery it ultimately is. Hallinan's soaring vocals and simple, lyric piano accompaniments are all you hear, but the images that are carefully constructed, and the strength of the melodic lines carry the listener to a place of richness and depth seldom found in acoustic recordings. Through her lyrical stories and laments, Hallinan weaves a brilliant tapestry; heartbreakingly beautiful and profoundly moving.