This is a 2021 version of the already remixed and remastered 2019 re-edition...gets confusing!
By returning to some of Richard Wright?s original keyboard parts and by re-recording new drum tracks with Nick Mason, producers David Gilmour and Bob Ezrin sought to the creative balance between the three Pink Floyd members.
This new remix was produced by Gilmour and original album producer Bob Ezrin to create a more organic, timeless sound and to enhance Wright?s ultimately invaluable contribution to an album that, as good as it was, did suffer from a sound too locked in the 1980s.
I have the 24bit 96kHz version, and I must say it sounds very good to me. Thankfully DR has been retained for the most part through the upsampling process.
It sounds warmer than the original which I think in part has to do with the new drums and the overall approach to assembling the recordings.
You can really hear it on songs like ?One Slip? where the snare drum hits now sit in more balanced fashion with the rest of the instruments instead of dominating the mix.However, I can see how someone may not find the additional keys and very different sounding drums in this particular track to their liking initially.
I say give it a few more spins...
All in all an interesting addition to the latter-day Floyd legacy in my opinion.