What's "new and creative" is the addition of new instrumentation ranging from strings to sax, clarinet, flute, percussion, guitar lines, etc. to change the feel of the originals. The steel was played by Pat Severs, a current member of the Grand Ole Opry band in Nashville. The sax is not as intrusive as you might think. Remember audiophiles, you're listening to stuff that has been drastically downsampled to reduce file size and save on bandwidth. So what you're hearing online is not as good as what you would hear on the CD itself.