I own this on the original UK double LP and the US CD. This remaster is better than the US CD by a long shot and even betters the original UK vinyl! The reissue preserves the original double album format and track order. The US CD was a single CD that eliminated several tracks, and while the tracks were chosen well, I want the whole document. It's all here (finally).
The CD packaging is first rate, and while there isn't much in the way of liner notes, most people buying this are going to be familiar with the band anyway.
I like this live album more than any of Japan's studio albums. This is one of the best live albums I've ever heard, and I'm thankful that this isn't one that was taken directly from the mixing board with "audience noise" thrown in. I don't know how they were able to mike an auditorium and not make it sound like a bootleg, but they manage and it sounds like you're there. I guess the acoustics of Hammersmith Odeon must be great if this album is any judge. The band is spot on, sounding better and more immediate than their studio albums.
For what it's worth, I haven't had any trouble playing this in several CD players and on my computer.