At last, a proper remaster that does justice to one of the best rock albums of all time. It's difficult to believe that this album is now over 40 years old - this remaster makes it sound so fresh and sharp. It's not cheap, but well worth the investment if you've been forced to listen to the 'analog' CD.
Anyway, as to the music: Producer Bob Ezrin's taste for the theatrical (witnessed again, perhaps less successfully, on Pink Floyd's 'The Wall') was a perfect match for the band here, resulting in 7 unbeatable songs (plus 'Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, which is not at all bad). If you're likely to be offended by a concept album on the theme of varying forms of murder (and, as you might imagine, 'Dead Babies' is very sick indeed) then I'm afraid you'll miss out on a timeless classic, which I simply can't praise highly enough. But then if you're a fan of rock music, you probably know that already.