Haven't compared it with the original, but the 45 rpm reissue on Classic Records is excellent, and I think it would be safe to say it betters the original at least in the areas of dynamics, transparency and bass extension, given my experience with the other Classic reissues vs. the originals. Probably won't be as warm as the original, but I have rarely thought of Columbias as warm-sounding anyway. My only complaint about it is having to get up to change sides too often! Their 33-1/3 releases are top-notch as well, well worth owning. I like them a lot, and friends who remember the original and have heard it at my home remark at how good it sounds, better than they remember.
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