I'm not a fan of the remasters so I got the WB CDs. They're more open but in general they sound pretty cold and even thin. The bass is a little thin and the overall sound is bright and cold. The ones I've got so far are Astral Weeks, Moondance, His Band and Street Choir, and St. Dominic's Preview. The older Best of Van Morrison CD seems to use the same mastering with different levels. I was wondering if this was the sound of the master tape? Did the old LP sound this way?