Well the tags indicate it was ripped with EAC. But I guess that may be inaccurate, or it may have been ripped from a copy.
The seconds missing from the start and end don't account for the difference in duration, but I guess if they captured the audio off the CD with an imprecise ADC or DAC involved then that may account for it. If that were the case it could also account for the change in dynamics.
I think I like this theory best so far. Partly because if this were a pre-master, I think it would be much more obvious.
Last edited by magikarp99 : 06-18-2014 at 10:30 AM.