Superb symphonic rock from New Orleans! Recorded in 1996 but sounds like late 70s!! Except for being a bit late in entering the race, this is every bit as good as other classic American prog bands like Lift, Easter Island, Mirthrandir, Ethos, or Happy the Man!! Although there are obvious influences they never intrude on the songwriting/composing which is stellar throughout! The band consists of Richard Bird-guitars, vocals ; David Stocker-piano, Hammond, synths, vocals ; Joel Webb-electric bass ; Tom Larson-drums ; and Mark Whitaker-percussions. A totally unknown CD at the time of its release Hobson's Choice really deserve massive amounts of attention now that we have found them!!