i appreciate you shedding light on the technical details and you're obviously very knowledgeable. but when it comes down to it, i don't really care about any of that. i don't think this is a bad master, and nor do i really even care. i just prefer the way the original sounds.
Yup ... that's why I said it's cool if you like what you like. And hey - you go right ahead not caring about stuff or being open to new possibilities. It's all good!
I was simply pointing out some of the difference between the two, as well as noting that referring to the new master as "bad" shows a fairly willful ignorance of what mastering actually is.
I have no way of proving this, but I'm almost 99.99% sure that if the two versions were switched around and people had been listening to the remastered version for the past two years, most would prefer that to the new-old master. There's a natural bias here, and it's tough to shake ... especially if you fell in love with the original version of Chicago Bowls ... which many people did.
All I'm saying is that you owe yourself the pleasure to give the new version of the EP a shot. You might be surprised at where it leads you.