Every time I play this one I get chills at new parts -- it certainly "feels" special. It feels like this could really be that kind of album for fans/new fans alike. I can't wait to see what happens -- but man, it's got some emotional weight behind it for sure.
I am loving everything you are saying about this album. From an overall production standpoint, where does it stack up? More specifically, O'Neil's work on this. So many people were concerned that he could not do as well as Ted Hitt. I thought he was a great choice given his track record and what the band is looking for.