First let it be known that I am a Kiwi, so for a Kiwi to rate an Australia artist as outstanding says a great deal. I first heard John Williamson in 1993 while I was working in Kuwait with an Australian mate. Many an evening after work and a few cold beers we would put John W on the stereo and sing along to songs such as True Blue, Papa Whisky November and We Must Have A Flag Of Our Own. The songs would bring a tear to my eye. I earned to be Australian so I could call the songs my own, boast that my country had such an artist, alas I was from a country a little too far east to be considered Australian. However the songs, albeit, very much about Australia and the way of life over the last few decades are as much about being a True Blue, a good bloke, one of the boys, a best mate when you need one the most, a patriot and in general something that all honest, hard working Aussie and Kiwi guys can relate to. There are the up beat folk songs and the tear inducing ballads and some songs that just make you happy and smile and remember things from your childhood. A very uplifting CD, I would recommend to anyone that is looking for Australian Folk Music or songs that all good True Blue blokes can relate to, even if you are a Kiwi.