Home Street Home is awesome for its storytelling capabilities, its powerful and fun musical diversity, and for its personal connection to its creators. Though the many contributors get lost in the songs, making it difficult sometimes to identify who is performing, it only stresses the point that these songs are meant to be witnessed live onstage. The album is an abridged version of the deeper, more thorough theatrical production; Home Street Home is enjoyable to listen to. And while it is also apparent that Fat Mike wrote the music and undoubtedly influenced the contributors' performances, this only adds to Home Street Home's power: this is purely his project, his production, his interpretation of what a musical should be. I can only hope to catch a performance of Home Steet Home in a theater someday.