Don't know...but I have a Japanese Mini-LP pressing of this and it's fantastic. It's part of the Japanese Traffic OBI Box Set.
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jbmd was the second largest seller by traffic next to 'low spark'. mfsl was and still is at the mercy of the content owners, who for the most part have equalled or surpassed mfsl's technology(and make more money selling it themselves in a remastered version). the original mfsl going belly up doesn't help in current licensing efforts either.
I have a copy of the 180 gram reissue of JBMD and it is poorly remastered in my book. The bass is excessively boosted and very muddy, the drum kit is too forward in the soundstage and the saxaphone is too weak/too far in the backround. The vocals and keyboards come across fairly well but everything seems just too out-of-whack overall. The pressing does have a very quiet backround.
Yes I agree that MFSL and DCC made some very strange choices for reissue. One explanation for some titles not making it on these labels is there could have been licensing problems with the owners of copyright. I believe these labels negotiated for a specific number to be issued plus logistics of original tapes etc. There were definitely many excellent titles that could have been very popular in this format. I was waiting for the release of the Doors Soft Parade which DCC had announced shortly before their demise.