I have plenty of visual evidence of this phenomenon, the remastering craze which began back in the mid-1990s. Many legacy albums(1980s and earlier) from the following genres: Pop/Top-Forty, Classic Rock, Rap, Country, and R&B, had their original CD releases reissued, between 1995-2010, as "Remastered", or, "Digitally Remastered". I bought about a dozen of those CDs, not really paying attention back then to all that mumbo-jumbo, but buying them simply because I liked those artists and had to have those songs in my collection. I did notice one thing though: these CDs played back much louder, at the same volume setting used to play my older CDs. Later on, when I got into MP3s and iPods and stuff, I acquired my first DAW software. And I noticed something: The waveforms of the remasters filled the whole digital workspace! I sought out an older, original CD, played it, and actually enjoyed the sound more. So I ripped that into the DAW, along side the remaster, and saw something on my monitor similar to this: Over the next few years, via Goodwill, Salvation, Discogs, record fairs and tag sales, I found original CDs to supplant their newer, remastered mates in my collection. And I noticed the same above pattern with most of them: The original CD waveform appeared naturally ragged, with occasional spikes reaching the top of the workspace, while the RM CD waveform of the same song filled the entire field! And I am far from the only home listener, part time audio technician who has done this, and noticed the same pattern among waveforms of 'music for the masses'. Now the engineers on here, with all due respect are trained accomplished in their fields, will tell those of us who have done this research: Use your ears. And ask: 'How does it sound?' with regards to the remaster. This is why those of us music fans who have learned about these tools treat remastering, at least of the music they grew up with, with suspicion. Indeed, it looks - and sounds as if - remastering of mainstream legacy(pre-1990) material consists primarily of 'compress and/or limit, & crank em up'. My conception of remastering is: creating a new master in a higher res digital format, with just minor channel adjustments, delicate EQ, and a check of the pitch and tempo, then releasing it on CD, vinyl, or digital downloads for enjoyment by all. Thank you for listening to my concerns!