Looks like Vangelis is the last of the major artists to be bitten by the remastering bug - or as we music collectors call it, the "let's make them buy our CDs all over again" bug.
Some artists have even done that several times, shame on them.
The music here is known and loved throughout the world, being the first album Vangelis puit out that didn't have a pile of duff tracks on it. His previous work had revolved very much around the "one good track for every two dubious tracks" ethos, and many of his albums preceeding this one were something of a task to listen to. He got everything right with this one, and even included cover art that made you want to buy it.
So, the big question is: is the remastering any good? can you actually tell any difference? I listened to this and the previous version by swapping constantly between two different sets of headphones and there was certainly a noticeable difference, this one has more presence and an enhanced sense of reverb, though fortunately not the insane level of reverb Genesis recently attributed to their re-remasters. Vangelis has kept his foot off the pedal of enhancement temptation! It's the same music only much refreshed and the tinkly bell strings actually send shivers up your spine as they used to do in 1976.