In the Boston Globe on 13 March 2005, The Who's guitarist and principal songwriter, Pete Townshend, had this to say about Haden's version of the album:
I was a little embarrassed to realize I was enjoying my own music so much, for in a way it was like hearing it for the first time. What Petra does with her voice, which is not so easy to do, is challenge the entire rock framework ... When she does depart from the original music she does it purely to bring a little piece of herself -- and when she appears she is so very welcome. I felt like I'd received something better than a Grammy.
In his book Paddle Your Own Canoe, actor Nick Offerman recommends the album as ideal to listen to while building canoes.