Top critical review
Great album - Awful Remaster
26 March 2010
When I first listened to this I was struck by how harsh the cymbals sounded but it was only on comparing it to my original CD copy and the original vinyl that I realised just how absolutely terrible this sounds.
The vinyl sounds great even now. The original CD does not sound as lively as the vinyl BUT at least it has some bass and some dynamic range - the remaster sounds squashed and trebly in comparison.
I would suggest you buy this remaster for the extra tracks but also try to pick up a copy of the original CD (still available and very cheap) if you want to actually listen to the album.
8/10 for the album (I actually prefer Diamond)
4/10 for the remaster (and that's only because of the extra tracks)