I'm going to beat this dead horse one more time....
I'm currently listening to Driving Rain after ignoring it for probably 10 years...and it's actually a pretty good record. Great bass playing throughout, there's a mellow vibe that is just cool. I'm even digging She's Giving Up Talking, which I used to hate, and the 12345 song isn't so annoying!
For something he recorded in haste with a scratchy throat, it's pretty darn good. Highlights for me: About You, I Do, Loving Flame, Lonely Road....heck all of it is pretty cool. I even like the much maligned Freedom. Heather always reminds me of video game music, maybe from Mario Cart or something.
Many complained that it was too long. As a major Macca fan, I think more is always better! Anyway, not his worst by a long shot!