The whole project has a certain charm to it and Read acquits himself well as a composer, complementing the Englishness of Betjeman’s words. It’s worth a try.
Nigel Filby, Diss Express (October 2008)
…an incredibly ambitious and beautifully realized collection, not to mention one of those extraordinarily rare moments when pop sensibility and poetic beauty truly come together…an unexpected joy
Dave Thompson, All Music Guide (November 2008)
Easy on the ear, but with less stress on the text than it could have been…it’s most alluring for the fans of the artists involved…Often generic, if very pleasant…A good gift for your loving one.
www.dmme.net (November 2008)
…more than enough good moments…make it a worthwhile investment
Kevin Bryan, Stirling Advertiser (January 2009)