So this is something different!
The idea is that they have found the original recorded tracks for this album and a big fan was able to put these tracks onto digital recording and then worked with Robert Fripp to do a proper digital re-master for the first time!
On the original album - there were so many instruments that they had to do "sub-mixes" to deal with the limitations of the technology at the time, so final mixing was compromised as these stereo sub mixes could not be separated.
Of course this is a classic album and those who like this genre will already have it at least once - but this has loads of bonus tracks - live versions and demos which add interest.
But this is nothing besides the real selling point - a new 2009 digital mix from Robert Fripp with no compromises due to the limitations of recording technology!!
It certainly sound much clearer - Schizoid man, which was basically live is not much different, but you notice how the instruments become clearer in the tracks with more going on - wider instrumentation - flute, woodwind,percussion, mellotron etc. - they all now are absolutely clear and not lost in reverb etc.
The grandiose, classical-style arrangments are now there for all to love or hate!
Not everybody's cup of tea - but the sound was unique at the time and it deserves this lavish attention to detail - maybe only the fans will notice, but Steve Wilson has done us all proud!