This album, as the title suggests, is basically "The Hard Road" meets the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. The added orchestration is interesting at times but doesnt add a great deal to the original recordings. I wish the hoods had decided to do away with the DJ on this record, as his samples and scratchings actually detracts from everything else that is happening. My one hope for these guys is that they can evolve into a hip/hop live band because I believe they could really push what they do too the next level. Back to the album, the standout tracks are "recapturing the vibe", "the hard road" & "city of light". There are a few average tracks on here also, but I didn't like the original's either, so I guess you can't polish a turd.