I thought it might be a plan to start a review thread, rather than a 'how difficult is it to get?'....... here's my take..... I just got Soliloquy yesterday, and I love it. I knew I would, a) because it's all solo, and b) because I've been listening to the first 2 minutes of all the tracks from CDBaby for the last two weeks. In fact, it's a little odd to be able to hear the second half of the album. Luckily it's at least twice as good as just the first half. I could tell you all the reasons why I love the album, but I'll just mention 'A Morning Star'. I can completely understand why Michael's friends badgered him remorselessly to release it. And I can also understand why 'Al' could watch the performance video of it every day. It must be a great thing to leave the house to, that live version has so much energy. I love the way the first slapped, lowest A string vibrates for such a long time during the chiming tapping sections, changing character, rasping and rattling as it dies away. I love the three or four notes at 1:10, alternating (really, really quickly!) bass and harmonic chords, leading back into the chiming theme - classic song-writing. It's as joyous as Enormous Room is heart-rending. It's a measure of quality that Michael can have trouble finding a place on an album for a tune as startling as 'A Morning Star', for 12 years! Is there more of this kind of thing? I think we should know! It's also interesting how much a tune can be lifted by getting the right instrument, voice, tuning, technique etc. Michael seems to have a gift for getting these all pretty near perfect, and this gives a really high starting point for writing amazingly musical music. I guess it does help to have so many different types of bass and having a manufacturer willing to work to your whims! Cheers Michael, very much worth waiting for - can't wait to hear more of it live. Phil. P.S. and the retuning section in 'Greetings Earthlings!' around 1.00 in, is like warm butter. Mmmmmmm.