As I said before, Astley left the EQ alone, which is okay in the proper context. In this case it was a bad idea, since he jacked the volume up so high, it's impossible to listen without ear damage. Everything is hard limited/compressed into oblivion. I have to turn the volume down far lower than normal to listen. Extremely shrill EQ + Extreme Hard Limiting = awful results & typical Astley
My Generation sounds the same as the Classic LP only it's extremely loud and compressed.
AQO sounds the same as the German LP only, again, it's extremely loud and compressed.
I'm not impressed in the slightest. The people who think these CD's sound "great" must be listening at low volumes with the treble turned down. Best source tapes ever does not neccessarily = great. I also can't help but wonder if they've ever heard the vinyl.
And as I said, the mastering is every bit as bad as previous Astley ear-bleeders such as AQO stereo and Odds & Sods. The problem is that people WANT them to sound great so they have deluded themselves into thinking so.