But one of the main reasons for doing this third CD release was to offer as a bonus a straight transfer of that original record – done from several pristine copies of the LP – so that the original sound, with no additional processing or EQ, is captured on CD for the very first time. We leave it for others to judge whether that sound holds up for today’s listeners. Given what happened to the master tape, this is as close to that original LP sound as we’re ever going to get.Casino Royale is currently available for pre-order from Kritzerland's website for $19.99. The edition is strictly limited to 1000 units, and it will sell out. (That Billion Dollar Brain CD they put out last year was already gone when I got around to trying to order it a month or so later.) So hurry!
UPDATE: Jason points out below that this disc has already sold out through Kritzerland. Man, that was fast! (Glad I ordered right away!) But it looks like it can still be pre-ordered on BuySoundtrax (where the amazing, amazing, amazing must-have Hammer score Dracula AD 1972 is currently on sale for $14.95!) and Screen Archives Entertainment. So you're not out of options yet! But I'd act fast at either of those sites if you want to be assured a copy.
Thanks to Neil for the original heads-up on this!