You hit the nail on the pointy end.

I'm liking Far a good deal. A lot of the songs are making me very happy, and some of them will grow on me more, I'm sure. I'm glad that the bonus track exclusive to iTunes is one you can purchase individually, unlike on Begin to Hope when you were locked into buying the whole album.

I'm glad to see so many songs I've only had live versions of are getting the studio treatment, but on the other hand, it does make the album seem a little less fresh. The whole experience would have been better if I wasn't such a fan. Still, I'm not disappointed. I just hope she does a nice studio version of "All the Rowboats" at some point.