'It is a well-known axiom in musical performance that achieving direct, simple unadorned beauty represents artistic expression at it's highest level. That John English succeeds so brilliantly in this regard in every tract on this CD is a remarkable tour de force. His rich voice is focused in a way that suggests a universal father figure singing directly to his kids. The result is one that inspires in the listener feelings of security and caring love. ' Stewart Gordon, Professor of Music, Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California.