Originally Posted by Redcarmoose
I may have answers. Will post again in this thread in a couple months with the final outcome. They do exist! If they will be made again that is another story for others more in the know than us.
That particular mastering? I doubt it. The escapades regarding the Sabbath catalog is a complete joke. So many bad releases and half-assed jobs because of safety tapes and copies of copies of master tapes. If someone like Steve Hoffman (or any other person who cares about sound quality) would just be allowed to release FLAT transfers from the MASTER tapes, I would be happy and so would many others. There is a lot to be made from a project like that, but they keep dropping the ball.
Sooner or later the master tapes will degrade and they will be lost. Not like anyone in the industry cares...