Trying to answer the questions listed:
This album is as good or better than their early stuff (ok, Melissa and Blue Sky excepted). The guitar tones are sweet as can be. The acoustic Slide work is nothing short of inspiring.
The only way to make this recording better was to make it longer. Period.
I don't have a favorite aspect. This is one album that I truly liked ALL the cuts on it.
Is there great guitar playing on it? Without a doubt!
If you are just learning and want to get to hear some great leads as well as rhythm playing, get this CD.
If you've been playing and are in a slump want to get motivated again, get this CD!