Do listen to the music! Don't listen to the guy who says not to listen to the Emusic review! As for Sir Richard's technical abilities: the samples! He is amazing. The criticism regarding the "modals" thing is quite unfair, though. If there is any consistent stylistic touchstone in Bishop's playing, it's classical Spanish guitar, not traditional Indian. Classical guitar is heavily influenced by Arabic music, with all of its half-tones, as anyone who listens to it can tell. So the "Eastern" modals are really integral. As for the Indian references, the whole beauty of Sir Richard's playing is that it is so omnivorous in its style. It sounds like a very erudite guitar daydreaming, really. So, no, it's not 'authentic' in that very narrow sense of being part of a whole tradition. But of course you can get plenty of 'authentic' music in the check-out line at Starbucks or the Whole Earth store.... Anyways, this is great, but not quite as good as Salvador Kali, or the new one. So four stars.