This is a suggestion to the ASSR staff.
Three things I would love to hear,
two of which are not at present available ( as far as I can tell ).
The rough analog mix of the song that was rejected by Alan.
The final mix that was selected by Alan, prior to it being mastered.
The final mix that was selected by Alan, post mastering.
Personally comparing a mix I am working on to a finished commercial release
is a bit like building an engine based on a glossy magazine auto ad.
Yes the goal is the same but there is a key step between the mix and the release.
Trying to mix a track to sound like a mastered release is not doing the
mastering engineer any favors. You over equalize, you over compress and
take away any headroom that the mastering engineer needs.
So it would be extremely helpful to hear a pre-master mix of the session.
I am sure I am not alone in this desire.