I discovered Jane Siberry six years ago thanks to (what else?) her guest vocal turn on "The Bridge" from Joe Jackson's magnificent Heaven and Hell. Based on Jackson's high recommendation, I picked up the only two Siberry albums I could get my hands on: Bound by the Beauty and Maria. Maria I can take or leave. It's Jane with a jazz band behind her, and most of it just seems tuneless and rambling to me. It's like the singer and the band are playing two different songs. Bound by the Beauty is fantastic in places, only very good in others, but it clearly marked her as an artist to be watched. I picked up the folk-song collection Hush when it came out; it's a gorgeous record but her songwriting was what interested me on Bound... So I had three very different albums by an intriguing artist, none of which seemed really able to pin her down. Couple that with the fact that her albums are extremely hard to find in central Virginia and I was at an impasse. She was always there in the background, though, someone I knew I would get more into later. Then I found When I Was a Boy at my church's yard sale. WOW. This is one of the best albums I have ever heard. It has a lot in common with Bound by the Beauty, but everything is done better, with more wonder and passion. I'm still digesting it. Any other Sib fans around? Any further recommendations?