An adherent of the cliche "Always leave them wanting more", TCOTG gives us 10 songs that clock in just over 30 minutes. The track listing:
- Fun is Fun
- Time Machine
- Trucker's Son
- The Morning Rise/Frightening Eyes
- I had a song for the ages
- Coconut Trees
- Cry Me A River
- Kick the Can
- Lose My Mind
As I said before, you may find gems here if you look. One gem is in the final cut, Lose My Mind. Listening to the song, it is obvious he is not talking about going crazy. I prefer to think that he is talking about the process of renewing his mind. He is "losing" his mind and putting on the mind of Christ. But that's just me.
Ever the perfectionist, just like his brother, he even apologizes for the album on his album. He may say he has a "song for the ages written on some pages at home.", but if he does, that's going to make an awesome 13th.
I give The Changing of the Guard a solid 4 Emeralds (out of 5). Will it make the final cut to be nominated for the Platinum Vinyl Awards? Maybe not, but there are four whole months to go, and this album tends to grow on you.