Mike Mettler is the Vice President and Editor-In-Chief of SOUND & VISION. Here are his comments regarding the remastered versions of the first two releases!
You've never heard Boston and Don't Look Back like this before. These remasters show just how far ahead of his time Tom Scholz was (and still is) -- they're two of the best-sounding CDs I've ever listened to. Run, don't walk (and don't look back!), and go buy these two classic discs immediately. Your ears will be glad you did.
I spent about 50 minutes alone just on "More Than a Feeling." What a difference! The bass on the intro is indeed much fuller. Brad's vocals are also much fuller, and even wider in scope. On previous CD versions, it's almost like he's singing through water. The difference is quite noticeable when he sings "away" at the 0:40 mark, and especially "away - hey" @2:26. The drums are punchier (you can feel the kick right in the gut), and cymbal and stickwork are crisper.
In general, Brad's vocals are a revelation throughout both albums, making me feel like he was singing right in front of me.
-Mike Mettler, Sound & Vision