All the sentimentality, spiritual tradition, introspective expression, kitsch and outright psycho-wizardrous musicianship is all right here, in one giant collection of music that will offend both the Christmas traditionalists and most 'Illinois' fans.
A very beautiful album by the most beautiful band I've seen, soaked in deep, earthy spiritual reflection, and merging indie-folk with subtle classic rock touches, baroque arrangements, and epic group refrains.
A nice re-recording of all previously-released tracks, by a pleasant-as-pie band. I swear by TS&TS. "There is life; there are no dead" -- let's hope that's true for this band, no matter what form their music takes in years to come.