I have the Lovely coloured vinyl of Hounds of love, but also had a second hand copy in very poor condition. I prefer the remastered edition far better than my poor old second hand copy. The sound from the remastered edition is more life like.
Yes i agree they did not need manufacture marble effect vinyl, i did not realise until i opened and first impressions was wow!!
I also have the remastered Sensual World album, but had a great original copy. Now i compared both version playing title track from each without telling or showing my friends if they could tell me which version was i playing, they all remarked and could tell the remastered version over the original though all said the original was very good.
Now i also say the remastered editions of Pink Floyd`s vinyl releases are very good too, the main reason i`m buying new remastered edition`s purely my music taste`s have changed over the year`s also was very young to buy some recordings or not enough money available when certain album`s were released originally.
May be there could be a need in the future for the Fame label or K-tel label to resurface from the ashes to reproduce a cheaper Direct original copy of a original version of a album without remastered or 180g , coloured vinyl or serial numbers on the sleeve and more importantly reasonably priced!!!
So we would have a remastered edition`s for sad people like me and a direct original version how the recording was originally intended in the first place, no frill`s!!
Now all i need to do now is win the lottery and open a record manufacturing plant...... what a dream