How many albums to you own that re- released again and again of the same album......
Like movie DVD's...... Was also confused by these terms Directors cut.
However, geting back to music. I realized todays standard is much better now. A band from the 70 & 80s had limited rescources back then. CD's were classed as AAD, ADD, and best was DDD for best quality.
I've stopped buying cd's now and get digital downloads, far cheaper now, specially when postage is concerned. Since the record shops here are closing down, what's the point... A cd can cost between $15.00 to $30.00 to ship... Depending on it's origin . A digital download can cost as little as $5.00 - $12.00 in most cases.
I was always sceptical back in the 90s about re-mastered cd's, but now can say the world of technology has done a grand job of re-producing fantastic music to todays hi-tech standards.