First of all the vinyl pressing is great (who did the pressing?). A very quiet surface, the sound dynamic and crisp. I do like the remix, the original in comparison now seems muddy and distorted. The remixed 1972 album seems simpler, but it retains its sarcasm and it is still quite interesting. My original take (and current view) is that the album was a commentary on how people as they grow up take with them the social mores of the society they find themselves in. TAAD2 is really a commentary on how society has affected Gerald Bostock, completely different than TAAD1. The music on TAAD2 is less interesting, not as exaggerated as the original, afterall the original was created by a bunch of 20 year olds closer to the R&B and English blues period that was still prevalent at that time. TAAD2 is a little too reserved for my liking, and unfortunately does not speak to me. It is unfortunate that Ian Anderson seems to have removed himself from the human condition, compare that to Bob Dylan who still seems to understand human sentiment. The remixed Thick as a Brick is 5 stars, TAAD2 is 3 stars. I am rating the package as 5 stars because of the outstanding package, the quality of the disks and the enclosed book all at a very good price.