The Cold Shoulders has been a 5-year on again, off again recording project. The tracks themselves didn't actually take that long to record, apart from the odd gear malfunction. It was the breaks in between sessions to make room for divorce, marriage, death and birth that totally messed up their schedule. But they wouldn't have had it any other way. They suffered for their Art, with a capital 'A'! Besides, if it came too easy, they probably wouldn't have bothered to finish it.
Anyway, if you listen and get something out of it that's all that really matters, right?