this really is a truly amazing album, johnny flynn & the sussex wit as a band are unsurpassable, in my opinion & his lyrics are magical.
buuut as much as i love a larum, i do have some criticisms..
as mentioned in other reviews, some of the songs have been altered ever so slightly for the album. 'the box' for instance, has a'longer introduction & has been slowed down with a minorly changed rhythm compared to the single version (which i prefer). i downloaded a live version of 'the wrote & the writ' which i also prefer to the album version, but mainly just because i prefer the simplicity of it (less violins & orchestration).
'tickle me pink' is unchanged & still wonderful, & 'leftovers' stands out as a definite highlight.
as a bit of a nerd,i think the arrangement of songs is important in creating the mood of an album & letting the songs sound their best, & i really like the order of the songs in this.
'eyeless in holloway' & 'shore to shore' are veery good, & i really recommend this album,
but i also recommend you try to source the single version of 'the box' & other versions of 'the wrote & the writ' so you may make up your own mind.
happy listening :)