Big City Secrets is a fantastic debut album and one I was fortunate to hear very early in its life having bought it on release (I'd seen Joe at WOMAD in 1996, so was anxiously waiting to get something by him at the first opportunity).
Whenever I compile a Best of CD for a new fan I always include Mercedes and Good About Me so I guess my favourite track is one of those two - today I choose Mercedes. There's just something infinitely alluring about this song: its production, the lyrics, the hook, the harmonica. And I love the fact that Joe always mentions who he wrote the song for - which is always a nice moment in his live shows.
I could with another contemporary artist making that sort of impression on me these days. It feels like its been years since I discovered something new of real merit out there.