This is the way A Passion Play was meant to be heard! THANK YOU, STEVEN WILSON! A brilliant, complex and underrated (by some) album that he has opened out masterfully in surround sound. In addition to the usual instrumentation that surprises because it is no longer buried in the mix, there is the inclusion of around 1 minute of previously spliced-out music at the start of the incomparable side 2! Anderson's wonderful soprano sax, thankfully, also remains in the mix. The booklet is better and more informative than the one that accompanied TAAB. I only miss the original playbill insert for the Hare's Spectacles interlude that was a part of the original LP. I also haven't figured out how to watch the video clips of the Hare and other included film footage - the menu doesn't appear to list this option, or listened to the Chateau sessions as yet. But that will be pure icing for this cake.
Correction: The original playbill is reproduced in the accompanying booklet. Still can't find the video footage, though.
Last edited by Nil; 07-02-2014 at 07:09 PM.