Yes indeed, and I would sticky note your "loving a more sparely-produced"comment to apply to much of Paul's 80's output, John's output post his Imagine album,, and George's output post Living in the Material World up until Cloud Nine (which sounds dated now but has more snap than most of George's albums so I give it a pass .) I've mentioned in other threads that if you really listen to say...Rubber Soul, there isn't really much going on as far as instrumentation or effects,etc., yet nothing sounds stripped down or lacking anything. The ex Fabs could still write some great songs but they slathered most of the songs in the eras I mentioned with needless extra instrumentation and reverb, etc. etc. I guess when you have 24 or 32 or 64 tracks available, and all kinds of effects at your fingertips, the temptation is to fill up those tracks with something , and utilize that effects rack. I love the stripped down versions of MOST of the songs by the three that I have heard. I'm looking forward to the Flowers reissue because of the McCartney /Costello things but otherwise I wouldn't be foaming at the mouth with excitement for a remaster of the album.