I'm just now listening to this and wow. Having not been especially impressed with Drammatica I wasn't expected much, but I think this one is much better. Hard to place my finger on it after just one listen but the arrangements just seem to have much more character this time around.
Beware the Forest Mushrooms was an underwhelming arrangement and I feel lost most of the charm of the original. It's a great album, otherwise.
Funny, Beware the Forest Mushrooms was one of the tracks - maybe THE track - that made the strongest initial impression for me. I found no shortage of charm and thought the arrangement over its three-and-a-half minute duration developed almost perfectly. I've never heard the original to compare by though.
I do think the handful of pop vocals are sorely out of place and wish they would have at least tagged them on the very end of the album, but even counting those out there's still an extremely solid 45 minutes of music left.