Man, I think this is a legitimate instance of taking lemons and making lemonade! Yeah, it's true. You had little time to work on a track back in 2017, and you were already on vacation, but you still threw down with something. And hey, if I'm being completely honest, that's more than I can say for some. The quitters and walkovers really miss out. Frankly, your courage in the face of adversity was more than admirable.
And here you are now! Reworking and retooling this story that was barely able to be told at all, and bringing it home. Are there still technical issues? Sure. Some of these instruments still don't strike quite the right chord with me, but much of what you've presented here is fantastic.
I personally believe that you've done great justice to your vision and maintained the integrity of the original piece. Very well done, SourJovis. Very well done, indeed.