the man is a genius quite sinmply. No disputing this. The man writes all of his own string arrangements and does a damn fine job, and doesn't get any appreciation. One of the great modern songwriters and I'll bet most of the people on this board have never heard of him, and if they have will call him (or his band) a 1 hit wonder. Maybe in north america they were, but in the UK (much more refined musical scene anyways) they were a major success. If you have any doubts as to the genius of this man, listen to Buy it in Bottles, you will appreciate what I'm saying if you've do so.