OK....well I'd never heard of this guy (yes I know NOW !!) but I can see from the correspondence that the cognisenti among you all out there were less than impressed with this CD.
I was happily driving along when "Billie Jean" came on the radio and I was blown away. I parked up, whacked the volume up till it finished and then went home and ordered it straight away.
Been in my CD player ever since, unquestionably the best CD I've bought so far this year. I'm off to look up his back catalogue stuff now and await the next offering whenever.