Well, not having listened to "Astrud" yet, I don't mind this song and like it more than the earlier ones from this album. I have to agree that the verses and intro are more successful than some of the chorus elements. I also agree with Lance that the concept and lyrics contribute a lot to making this song more attractive for me. I'd listen to this now and then. The acoustc solo and soundscape surrounding it arenice too. Some restraint is shown on this recording! I'll need to check out "Astrud" though, it sounds like it'd be right up my alley. To coin a brand new phrase.