I feel so guilty. After banging on about how boring this realease is, I woke up with the postman delivering my Pledge order on the dot. I mean, amazing! And the whole package is a thing of beauty! I love those watercolours and the new photos! The vinyls are wonderful too! And so many goodies. Now, if only the music were as exciting as the merchandise... But yes, there are some gems, mainly the songs that were ballads in the first place, like Love Is A Camera, Young Blood, A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed... But they are also the ones for which an orchestral reworking feels pointless. All of the uptempo numbers are now devoid of any life. For me, this project is quite a failure. It pains me to admit it.