Just a quick review for the 2013 remaster, which will no doubt get lost in amongst reviews for the standard release.
The double live album (one one CD) has always been in my top 5 favourite live albums of all time, but the original cd didn't really do it justice, with a thin tinny sound, lacking in bottom end, but still sounding magnificent nonetheless !
This 'Legends Of Rock' reissue addresses that problem, and is one of those remasters which sound like care has been taken and doesn't sound compressed to hell. I'm not sure if this is the same master used for the recent Complete Columbia Albums collection, but if it is, i' ll be ordering that too for the 2 or 3 albums i 'm missing.
The packaging is pretty cool too, the gatefold sleeve and 2 colour inner sleeves replicate the original release, and is in a sturdy high gloss finish (which the original album wasn't). It's the same size sleeve as all Japanese Mini LP-s and even has it's own OBI strip (which also doesn't replicate the original Japanese OBI).
Not quite up there with the Japanese release's but less than half the price, but i'm not sure this title has been released in Mini LP format in japan?
Strictly Limited to 3000 copies, it should become a collectors item in it's own right anyway. Snap one up!