I owned and loved the vinyl LP of this album in the 80's. When CD came onto the market, I taped my LP collection and ditched my records and record deck through lack of space. Now, years later, I was keen to re-buy the album on CD.
This version is awful though. Every track (I think) is a kind of disco mix of the original with lots of digital drums and 'scratching' thrown in. Utter rubbish.
One of the tabloid papers was recently giving copies of this CD away, so I got one of those........and it's exactly the same!! Have Sony/BMG somehow lost the original masters or something? It seems it is not possible to buy a CD copy of the original vinyl release.
I'm going to get myself a vinyl copy on Amazon or at a car boot sale, and archive it to CD (I've bought a record deck again in the meantime!) as this seems to be the only way.