This album deilvers on many levels, and this remastered version in particular. Live 1973 presents some superb progressive and hard rock tracks from a time in the 1970s when UH were at the peak of their creative talent. Tracks like "July Morning" and "Circle of Hands" remain some of the best in this genre of hard progressive rock. There are lots of UH compilations out there but few have all the great tracks that feature here, and in any case, the studio versions don't always do justice to the tracks as much as these live versions do. This is the quintessential UH line-up - Box, Byron, Hensley, Kerslake and Thain. To me, and many others, this was the best ever UH line-up and this live set is a testament to why. Byron's voice is more powerful and emotive live, and apart from one or two moments of over-exuberant wailing (including an out of tune moment on "Traveller in Time"), it is in top form. Box's guitar sound, though a bit repetetive, is more powerful live, and he certainly can't be described as a showman, leaving that to Hensley. Thain's bass playing is superlative - worth the price of entry alone, and he really should be up there in the rock and roll hall of fame as one of the top 5 rock bass players - what a loss when he passed away. Hensley's organ playing is superb, as expected, and while there are moments it becomes indulgent (on the extended "Gypsy" which does go on a bit longer than it needs to), it is never boring. Kerslake's drumming is powerful and precise - he's no showman, and not in the same league as someone like Neil Peart of Rush, but what he does he does well. So, this album captures the band singing and playing well, with real conviction, emotion and energy. All the tracks are worth repeated listening, apart from the rock n roll medley, which we could have lived without. The best 1970s UH tracks are here - Sunrise, Traveller in Time, Circle of Hands, and the epic July Morning, which is represented here with a wonderfully atmospheric version that surpasses the studio cut. If you are a UH fan you MUST add this live set to your collection - it is essential ! If you are curious about UH then just buy this instead of those compilations of studio ttacks - most of the live versions surpass the studio equivalents. I used to own the original CD of this set. It wasn't a great advert for digital technology, sounding extremely muddy and far, far worse than the vinyl version. This remaster is more or less the ticket. I haven't been anal enough to compare a waveform between this remaster and the original CD and I dare say someone has done so and found the re-master wanting, but I'm happy with it. Yes it seems to have been EQ'd - but I would argue it needed to be - the original CD was very flat with the whole thing sounding like it was recorded through a wall and very little clarity in the high frequencies. This remaster remedies this with the higher frequencies shining through - maybe a little too much at times - it can occasionally sound harsh, which is why I have dropped a star, but it is still better than the original CD IMHO. The separation and overall clarity is a lot better on the remaster - so a worth investment, even if you own the original CD. Of course, the remaster is louder - a lot louder - and critics may cry that is is 'brickwalled' (see the SH forums on the web for a definition!) but I think it still allows for dynamics quite well. So, overall, a great album, great track selection, and a very nice remastering job IMHO. The extra tracks are OK but the original ones are the real reason to get this.