Originally Posted By Alone With Strangers
it would be great to hear a pre-Lipson version of at least some tracks and a CD copy that has not been brickwalled to within an inch of its life in the mastering process

With the greated respect for Mr. Lipson, in my opinion he was the wrong person to produce "Brilliant". Ultravox should have done it on their own. Although eagerly awaited, "Brilliant" is the one album which I hardly play, despite owning several copies.
The production does not feel like Ultravox, there was so much more potential in these songs ...