The original analogue tapes are the highest definition version of the record, and nothing will ever beat them. However in the 20 years since the original release mastering technology has improved a lot, and with new equipment and techniques we can make a digital version that’s an improvement of the original transfer.
I’m getting this. While I don’t think I’ll appreciate the higher quality of the remaster, the influence this album had on me was huge. I love this album. My mom took me to the store to buy this album on a Friday after high school, and suddenly I had a musical taste that really clicked.