This reissue is actually completely remixed from the original 24 track 2" masters, which were found in the vaults at Rockfield Studios in 1995. The seven boxes of tape, seriously deteriorated. were couriered to Sydney, where EMI engineers meticulously hand restored them. The mix is sonically superior to the original, with correction of many of the technical faults that had bothered the band about prior releases. The band considers this to be the definitive version of Living Eyes.