That was my very first CD too. I couldn't afford a CD player until a month or two later, so I couldn't even play it. I had another place to play it, and at the time I thought it was awesome. I think my ears have matured, and I listen differently now.
I personally absolutely love the remasters, I waited for them for many years, I downloaded the Ebbets ones and the De-noizer ones but the official ones are better imo, Ive spent quite a bit of time messing with recording gear and its indoctrinated in me that clearer and cleaner is always better, the albums sound fresh and wonderful for me, I can hear more what theyre doing and it is a fact that my ears are not as good as they used to be
I have stereo & mono sets and love them both.
I think the 87 CD's sounded worse than the vinyl (UK pressing vinyl that is)
I agree. I edited out of your post, nimrod, what applies to you and left what I can agree with.
As I said in an earlier post, I like what McCartney is doing with his catalog. I am getting the Hi-Res versions and making CDs from the Un-Limited versions. They sound really good.
I like the way the new remasters sound. If I had a complaint it would be that they are just a touch loud. I think when they were remastered they were very cautious, and were very light-handed. I don't know that the remasters are perfect, but I think they did a good job. I won't complain.
Todd, you should give the remasters a good chance. Listen to them on some nice equipment. I think you would be pleased.