"Rise" was the start of a new approach for me, largely abandoning the acoustic and going for a heavier rock sound. These songs were also the start of the Texas Galaxy years - we played and developed a lot of these songs with the band.
Ultimately it was more satisfying to play rock music, especially in a live setting, than going around the endless acoustic gig circuit (not that acoustic gigs aren't fun). Once I'd found the sound, featuring those chunky guitars as demonstrated quite nicely on the title track, it was easy then to move forward as I had a base on which to build on.
"Anything You Do", "Halo", and "Rise" would be the key songs from this period. The blues were important at this time too - two blues-based songs ("Roll The Dice" and "Packaged Revolution") are on this mini album.
Vocally there's a lot of distortion and maybe some songs could do without it, but I like it and it makes the tracks even more raw and uncompromising. I wouldn't re-record them any differently, put it to you that way.