Now, I am the very happy owner of both the digital version AND the Deluxe CD. Happy, happy, happy!
So, now I will give you a little personal review of said album. I know this is slightly premature for my US friends who did not preorder said album, but....oh well!
I love, love, love the whole thing! There. How's that for a review?
Okay, a little more detail. Lots of banjo. Much more and better harmonies than Sigh No More. The whole thing has more of a "live" feel to it than Sigh No More. This is a good thing. A very good thing!
Personal favorite tracks: Hopeless Wanderer (no big surprise there- I've love it for a long time); Below My Feet is AMAZING; there is a tie for third place between Ghosts That We Knew, Whispers in the Dark, I Will Wait and Lover of the Light (oh, and Where Are You Now a bonus track on the Deluxe Edition)
I like Babel a lot, but I need to "figure it out" more. It's kind of an angry song, and I need time with that type of song. Same with Holland Road - somewhat angry...yet hopeful, too. I adore Not With Haste particularly if I think of it in relation to Marcus & Carey (Mrs. Mumford). :-)
There you have it, my completely biased and totally fanatical review!