I'm sure there must a good reason why this album wasn't wasn't given the full 40th Anniversary 5.1 treatment; perhaps having, in essence, just three players didn't provide sufficient opportunities to add enough to the overall sound?
For those of us with humbler configurations, this new mix is fantastic and brings real clarity to the performances - Steven Wilson seems to have an extraordinary gift for enhancing legendary performances and bringing out the heart of the music. The additional, strictly Trio, versions of Red and Fallen Angel were excellent bonuses.
This release convinced me to pick up the other 40th Anniversary editions, replacing my old and well-worn copies, and through these new mixes rediscover music that I thought I knew well. Fantastic.