I bought this because it was discovered that the original album was incorrectly pitched and the record company that owns the tapes declared that they fixed up the sound. Indeed they did. Never has Metallic KO sounded as good as it does here. The overly heavy artificial-sounding bass in previous incarnations is gone while Scott Asheton's drumming and Scott Thurston's piano come through loud and clear. Even with the bass reduction, Ron Asheton's playing sounds correct too and is not buried in the mix. Perhaps of most importance, Iggy Pop sounds more like Iggy Pop. After listening to this new release, it is quite obvious that the pitch of the vocals was previously incorrect.
My question is, why re-release the original LP version of Metallic KO, (which only featured 3 songs from the "Last Ever Stooges Show" on February 9, 1974 and filled out with another 3 tracks from an October 6, 1973 concert), instead of both shows in their entirety owned by the same record company? Why not clean up the complete 2-CD set version instead of the half shows available on the original LP?
On the other side of the coin, the original album, albeit excerpts from two shows, was great as it was and certainly the version old-time Stooges fans are most familiar with. To have it again sounding this good makes buying Metallic KO yet again a worthy expenditure. Is there such a thing as too much Stooges? Collect 'em all!