I know that many people frown upon the discussion about different masterings, especially about Steve Hoffman, whose board attracts a lot of criticism.
However, I would be curious to listen to his suggested mastering in the case of the BTR-album.
I have owned BTR on vinyl and in four different CD masters/remasters - but I have never heard the mastering Hoffman is raving about because of the clearness of Bruce's voice. People say it is not matched by the 2015 Remaster.
Does anybody around here own a physical or digital copy of Mastering #2?
Apparently Mastering #2 and Mastering #3 are a bit difficult to distinguish... Mastering #2 was printed by the USA Digital Audio Disc Corp. While Mastering #3 can be easily found (f.e. in the cheap Album Collection box), copies of Mastering #2 nowadays are sold at high prices to collectors.