I needed a long time and many listens before I learned to appreciate “The Sensual World”.

This album seemed light years removed from the masterpiece that was “Hounds Of Love” and frankly, even now, I still feel many of the tracks — especially “Never Be Mine” — would have been so much better without the Trio Bulgarka wailing along.

Nevertheless, for gloomy winter evenings like the one we’re having right now, to me this collection of songs is just about perfect.