You won't be amazed by any blazing guitar skills or musical talents on this CD. The recordings are not hallmarked with exceptional engineering skills and you might even hear a voice crack on cetain notes. But despite all this, you are going to enjoy listening to Stranded, the debut CD of Dave Curran, aka, the Irish Pirate. From the first red hot chord-ripping intro of Finding Freedom to the somber tones of La Brisa, a love song for Dave's boat, to the last track, Hurricane complete with a faux-audience, you will find the main ingredient for all these songs is Attitude. And Dave has got a treasure chest full of that. Whether you are a sailor or a sailor-at-heart, or even a motor-boater pulling the kids on an inner tube... whether you might be on a close hauled tack in the Southern Ocean or stuck in traffic during the afternoon rush hour, you're going to enjoy the journey around the world with Dave. Go ahead, slide the CD in the player or thumb to Stranded on your iPod.... relax, open a beer, and slip away to another world....