I've always had some mixed feelings about this album. I think there's a lot of very strong writing on it but always thought that maybe he wrote/recorded some of the songs in a key that didn't work with his voice very well - he sounds like he's straining to find the right note sometimes and comes off a bit "whiny." That's okay in a few songs but he's done it in a few too many here.
Next to Boatman's Call (have not played the 5.1 mix of that one yet) this is probably his most subdued and mellow album so I was not really expecting a very aggressive 5.1 mix here. It does give the songs a lot of room but I think a little more use of the rears may have been effective, especially in the few louder/uptempo bits.