I was bummed to see Mark go, but what’s done is done. I’m hearing Mitchell’s influence more with each listen. There’s Mellotron, of course, and lots of well-placed little flourishes here and there. Nothing so obvious as a Hammond organ solo, but he’s definitely present in a different way than Mark would have been. While the band is credited with production, I’m sure Mitchell proved very valuable to the extent he was part of that.
I’m curious if they’ll play songs like Sister Madly or There Goes God, which had keyboard parts that were improvised and evolved over time. I’d like to see what Mitchell does with that.