[These notes were written many years ago, which means that we ourselves may not agree with some or all of the commentary you see below.]
Sonic Grade: B (I’m guessing)
This version just plain KILLS most domestic copies and probably quite a few Brit ones too. Simply Vinyl did a superb job here.
Correction: an unnamed mastering engineer at the label did a superb job. Simply Vinyl isn’t in the business of mastering ANYTHING. They leave that up to the pros at the record labels. Sometimes those guys screw it up and sometimes they get it right.
This pressing sounds just like the last import version I had, which sounded great but unfortunately went out of print in the mid-nineties as I remember. Might be mastered by the same guy using the same tape on the same cutter for all I know.
Take it from me, this pressing gets this music right in a way that will not leave the listener wanting more. It really delivers. The sound is superb — sweet, open, with punchy bass and extended highs.