I have the original album in vinyl and have always loved it however this re issue doesn't have the atmosphere of the original due to the removal of the chat in-between tracks which spoils it for me, but it does have the convenience of being a CD so playable in the car.
The European Concert have all you expects from MJQ: the songs, the unique spirit, the swing. They seem still to have fun playing together after all these years. Five stars, no doubt. By far better than the last concert, if you must chose.