(yeah, so it's not music...calm down)
Another great difference in this recording is the actual subject matter. On most of his old recordings, Rollins would wander all over in his storytelling. Sometimes it is hilarious, and other times he is completely serious. Since it is a chapter from his book, it falls more in line with the subject matter of the majority of his written work. It's serious and contemplative in its entirety. Sometimes it falls victim to cliche', however, and several times Rollins sounds like he might have borrowed lines out of the diary of a pissed off high-school freshman. Another thing that gets kind of repetitive is how many times he mentions how much he hates policeman. Anyone who has listened to any work by him before knows his stance, so it is a bit overwhelming to hear about it 30 more times in a 2 hour period. The mood is somber throughout, but there are some very interesting points that give it some respectibility.