Superficially this CD edition may look like all the others, but listen carefully. All of the previous CD releases used a different stereo mix from the album, with some very noticeable hiss and pops in places. The most noticeable difference from the vinyl version was that the segue from "Afterglow" into "Long Agos and Worlds Apart" was gone. The last few seconds of Afterglow had inexplicably been replaced by the mono version and faded out.
My first impression of the Deluxe Edition is that the sound quality is much better. You get three discs for your money: both mono and stereo versions of the album, as well as a BBC "Classic Albums" documentary featuring interviews with the band (but sadly no contribution from Stanley Unwin).
The sound quality on both versions of the album is excellent, although the vocals tend to get buried in the mono mix. I can't tell offhand if the stereo version uses the same mix as on vinyl, but the missing segue has finally been restored and all's right with the world.
There are also two inserts featuring artwork and extensive sleeve notes, although the small print size is bound to give a lot of people eyestrain, and the narrow hinges between the circular pages look terribly fragile.
My only real problem with the tobacco tin design is that it's very hard to open, in fact I confess that I put a bit of a dent in mine while trying to open it. Possibly not the best method, I must admit.
Some people have complained that the inclusion of the mono mix is redundant, or that they don't want to spend more money on another reissue. Ignore them. Just put on this CD, close your eyes and drift away....