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Remaster These!

With the 25th rerelease of A Tribe Called Quest's fantastic debut album, the 45th anniversary edition of the Velvet Underground's Loaded, and my decision to finally purchase the Springsteen remasters, I have come to realize how many great albums have never been touched up to enhance their sound quality. I thought I'd quickly list 5 albums I can't wait to rediscover in their remastered format, but I'm also curious to read what others are waiting for so go ahead and drop a comment below.
Purple Rain

It's never been done! Why not!?
4De La Soul
3 Feet High and Rising

Apparently this thing has been remastered in 2001. I own the 2001 edition, and sure doesn't sound remastered. At least not to today's standards, understandably. So if it was, let's do it again. Like Nas' Illmatic (Which I argue was not actually remastered for it's 20th anniversary. It is simply a repackaging of the 10th anniversary edition with different bonus tracks.).
3Talking Heads
Remain in Light

The DualDisc series of Talking Heads remasters were very short-lived (at least in Canada they were). They weren't great packages, nor did they contain tonnes of bonus material. A good remaster/anniversary edition of any Talking Heads album would be a great thing actually.
2Wu-Tang Clan
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

We always hear about the Wu beefing amongst one another, or recording things the public will never get their hands on, but I think the world just needs a remaster of their classic debut to keep the legacy going. This thing sounds so outdated regardless of it's classic status. A couple of their early solo albums could also use some work.
1Red Hot Chili Peppers
Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Though it's already been remastered and pressed on a limited edition red vinyl, an anniversary edition is way overdue. The B-Sides and outtakes alone can probably sell themselves and make such a package worth owning.
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