I have owned this album in various forms over the years and can categorically state that this is the best version of it that I have had yet. The remastering has been done with a strong emphasis on sound quality, not just a quick eq and a hike in the loudness. Phil Collins drumming comes across so clearly on this new cd that every brush stroke and cymbal crash can easily be heard, and it is wonderful stuff indeed.
This separation of instruments let more of the music get out, there are keyboard fills, guitar licks and a host of subtleties that I never heard before.
John Martyn certainly laid it on the line when he was writing this lot. Every emotion is played out across the main album. I was never aware of just how low he was at the time. Needless to say the remastering has made his vocals that bit clearer and easier to decipher.
The extra tracks are not really why this album ought to be bought. They do not match the quality of the original album for various reasons. Interesting, but not essential.
A must buy for fans of John Martyn, or those who need converting to his works.