I do personally disagree with your statements gentlemen
I did appreciate the first collaboration better than the second one.
It sounds more subtle and refined to me, probably the nostalgia / sadness of "Pensive aphrodite", the delicate poetry of "A song for lost blossoms", the sensuality of "Forever hold my breath".
All these covers give a brand new approach to the original tracks.
All in all, I found the first CD more touching, even romantic, than "Candylion". I feel "Candylion" to be the "man" face of this music.
Beyond my personal taste and choice, I feel these two releases as "feminine" and "masculine" faces of their music.
Candylion sounds mental, and Songs for lost blossoms sounds "sensual".
But, this is just my own feeling