I agree with Steve! This was simply a waste of time for Sony to even reissue this release without a fresh 2006 remaster! This seems to be a new thing for them to save money. First they threw out the Boston albums in Canada with “remastered” audio from a 2nd generation flat equalized source instead of the original master tapes. Now we get this!
I was really hoping Sony would have spent a little money on this Journey project and put Bob Ludwig in the studio again to give us an improved sonic upgrade 10 years later! I simply don’t see the point of these reissues. The 1996 reissues/remasters are still easy to find! They were good for their time, but they simply don’t meet 2006 audio standards. Another lame attempt at tricking the fans and cashing in.