"I've been a Nachmanoff fan for several years so prepare for some gushing. Anyone who's seen this guy live - whether doing his own show or backing Al Stewart - would likewise go on because he's one of those just-under-the-radar musicians who we muse, "Why isn't he famous?" Not only does he have excellent acoustic and electric guitar chops but he plays bass and piano in tasty arrangements on this folk rock release. Add top notch writing talents and a solid band, and you've got a CD that'll make you plunk your arse down and listen to it all the way through -- from the traditional English ballad style "Midnight Sea" to the folk-pop of "Lucky." There are just enough hooky guitar licks on these songs to make you smile but not so much that they distract from the wonderful stories and out of the ordinary characters. There's the guy who brightens a city corner with flowers in the upbeat "George's Corner" and a man who remorsefully reports his brother's activities to the authorities in "Judas Kiss." Al Stewart makes an appearance in "The Invader," a serious ballad with a sinister piano and wailing electric guitar that wonders if the evil doers we're worried about are the kind within. Highly recommended."
- Jamie Anderson, Minor 7th
"We just finished listening to Time Before the Fall, and loved it. Nachmanoff's songs are superbly creative, the lyrics so witty, touching, and evocative, the music so soothing to the ear (even when the lyrics have a scorpion's sting in the tail). His voice is also lovely, one of the few contemporary singers we've heard who can actually enunciate in song so that the listener can grasp the meaning of his words. And though, knowing his reputation as a great musician, we fully expected to be entertained by some lively guitar accompaniment, we were positively astonished to hear how good an all-around instrumentalist he is--not simply on the guitar but on the piano and other instruments as well. Wow!!!!! We were positively delighted to hear Nachmanoff's superb performance on this CD."
- David Finkelstein, CDBaby review