Sgt. Pepper's. remastered Mobile Fidelity

A few years ago, I bought directly from a Japanese internet service a remastered Mobile Fidelity CD of the Beatles "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Hoping for a better sounding CD of the original, I paid more money than I should. My first hearing of the CD sounded a bit bright, but very listenable.

However, today, I replayed the same CD on my downsized system in which only the speakers have been downsized in height weight and quality. I have a Rogue hybrid integrated amp of 100RMS and a fully upgraded Ayre CX-7e mp CD player which is outstanding. My newly acquired speakers are the Golden Ear Technology model 7 which received raved reviews at 2012 CES. The speaker cable is Grover Huffman.

I was shocked at how bad the CD sounded, that is. jagged and screechy highs, especially at certain crescendos I wondered if I had made a huge mistake in buying the GET speaker, or the combo of other components was just not for this speaker. Or simply, even though a remastered MF copy, pressed in Japan, that maybe the recording sounded bad because of its age, and the recording techniques used in 1967.

I wonder if there is a first class CD reissue of this masterpiece available beside the original vinyl issue which I used to own. BTW, the speakers sounded fine yesterday on a Procul Harum reissue celebrating their 40th anniversity. ( Cover sleeve is pink with a ghostly figure of a woman in the foreground) PH was a great band far ahead of its time.

Any and all suggestions welcomed. Thank you

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The Beatles albums up through the white album are available in newly-remastered mono versions (the preferred mode for purists), and everyone likes them a lot (the first versions about which that can be said). There is a boxset containing all those albums in mono as well, and also a stereo boxset containing those albums plus the later ones. I think the stereo versions are also available individually.
The mono Beatles I'm talking about are CD's, released in 2009. It was a big deal at the time, Capitol having spent a lot of time getting it right. The boxset was a limited edition, but there are plenty of them around. Careful though, it was counterfeited in the Far East! If you do a search on You Tube, there are a few postings showing how to identify them.