The first pressing of m b v I mean, which wasn’t on Creation (I think it was self-released). The blurb at the time said:
"This vinyl album has been recorded as an analogue album. It was recorded on 2 inch 24 track analogue tape and mixed onto half inch analogue tape and mastered with no digital processing involved.
The vinyl is a true analogue cut, i.e. it hasn’t been put through a digital process during the cutting process unlike over 90% of all vinyl available today."
I’m not some analogue purist or anything, I’m not sure if the above details are why that record sounded so good, but the new reissues seem to have went through a similar process:
“180 gram vinyl album mastered from analog tapes using Studer A80 VU PRE and Neumann VMS 80 cutting lathe for full analog signal path.”