has always been at his best as a mystical/romantic, and Songwriter
is the solo album that best displays these qualities around a relatively lean sound. From the gentle, lullaby-like "Raised on Love" to the ethereal mystical "Nostradamus," the album is a beguiling collection of material, more personal than his work with The Moody Blues
. The material is richly scored, yet lean enough to seem like chamber music next to The Moody Blues
' rock symphonies.