“Once again, the idea is to go that one step further, inviting musicians into the studio without knowing what they're going to do at all. This particular record, like some of the mid-areas of the catalog, really benefited from the remastering.
“When I went back and listened to the album, I thought, ‘Oh, wow… You know, I could have done it differently.’ And what’s funny is, I'm not supposed to have those thoughts until 10 years later. This record only came out a year ago.
“When we started the box set, there was a question as to whether we would include the new album, whatever that was going to be, but then I wound up finishing the record and putting it out, and then we had the book coming. We decided to hold the box set and put it out around the same time as the book, so then we realized that we should put Unstoppable in the set.
“And then there was the thought, ‘Should we remaster it?’ No one could figure out if it was a good idea or a bad idea, so John just said, ‘Oh, what the hell. I'll just redo it and we'll decide later,’ which was pretty smart, really. What John did is make it sound remarkably better, and that's his secret.
“I was getting burned out on doing the box set, and I was knee deep in doing the text for the book. John didn't fill me in on details like he did with the other records, but when he sent me a couple of the remastered Unstoppable songs, I was like, ‘Wow, it sounds bigger and more open.’ His experience in doing just that to the entire catalog put him perhaps in the right mood for the new album.”