THIS album is the best album DLR produced post Van Halen. And that is saying something. Jason Becker, a 19 year old, was the greatest talent find EVER. Unfortunately, Jason was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gherig’s Disease) DURING the recording sessions and never toured with Dave, and never produced more brilliance with the master of wit and showmanship…Because of that tragedy, and the emergence of the 1990’s “whiner sound” that took over (and sadly still has hold today), Dave’s career also went down. BUT, if you want to hear the 80’s BIG ROCK sound, with guitar solos, FUN lyrics, party attitude, GET THIS no matter what you have to do.Bob Rock, incidentally, produced Metallica’s Black Album. ALAE is better. GET IT.