I used to assume that a "remaster" would always be better than on older CD. However, I discovered this is not the case. Have you ever found an early CD to be better than a later release or remastered version? Tell us your comparison here. Original Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms CD released and purchased in 1985 VS. 2005 20th anniversary remastered by Bob Ludwig Comparing the first track "So Far Away" Dynamic Range 2005 - 8 1985 - 20 Wave form Top is 2005, lower is 1985 Listening 2005 - Initially sounds brighter, longer listening is fatiguing, sounds too sharp, bass not as punchy, vocals sound un-natural and flattened. 1985 - Initially when compared to the 2005 version it sounds duller, but longer listening sounds more natural, punchier and more musical.