After years of recording and releasing CD demos, Carl went into the studio to re-record the strongest tracks from his back catalogue. The result was 'The Big Picture', Carl's first official album. This 17 track CD was released in 2005 on Carl's own label, E-tone Records.
Musician's Union Official Keith Ames said of the album "This CD highlights his impressive multi-instrumental abilities in particular. The album also demonstrates his ability to shift from the late hours deliberation of 'A Night-time Tale' to the uplifting and driving 'Fake' with ease" in 'Musician' magazine.