Agreed 100%. What a difference all this extra music makes! What before I considered to be a fun but frankly fairly semi-disposable score (with a few real highlights like Peter’s badass final action cue) now reveals itself as one of the most varied, creative, and exciting works of Elmer’s final decade. What a great selection for expansion! Major kudos to Varese for picking this as their first Bernstein release in some time.
Just listened through this new edition yesterday. It sounds to me that the sound quality is better in this new edition. I always liked the original release but this was a great expansion from Varese again.