Have ordered Lazaretto for the funky vinyl. Although I'm not sure to how many of the 'special features' I will subject my beloved Roksan.
Meanwhile, this is, indeed a goodie.
James - La Petite Mort
It is a delightful mix of new developments and influences, and quite a lot of more-of-the-same. A heavy reliance on piano, a tasteful amount of violin, and a lot of the (excellent) trumpet playing from the fantastically named Andy Diagram.
It is, to my taste, just a little too shiny in its production, but this is the James sound and always has been.
There's a fairly odd 80s Disco vibe on one of the songs, but somehow they have managed to make it work.
The single Moving On (which has an excellent, and quite moving, video worth youtubing [the whole album is about death in one way or another, but very upbeat about it]) is a classic catchy James song, but the album's highlights are its opening and closing tracks.
It's good stuff (great cover/art too - worth buying the vinyl for the extra impact)