There is so much to love about this album. Everything inside of this package--the deluxe edition--is worth the price and more. This is the golden age of the deluxe edition, and to see the JAMC produce these versions is wonderful. Lush absolutely requires the deluxe edition treatment, of course.
But just to focus on the one thing that I am posting about--the cover. This is the second album, and second albums come with their own curse. Darklands is no curse--it is a standalone masterpiece. And the moody, dreamy cover explains exactly what you're going to get from this album.
In the 1980s, no one was making this kind of music. No one could, and no one has ever since.