I have been a fan to WOTW ever since I first heard it Halloween night of 8th grade in 1977. I saw the other day that they have issued a new version of the album with Liam Neeson replacing Richard Burton, and new vocals and instrumentation and arrangements, all of which I think relfect how the show is currently being performed.
I downloaded it and listened to it the other day, and generally like it. The underlying orchestra, lead instrumentation and sound effects stay pretty much the same throughout, but the narration is slightly lengthened, and the drums, bass, and rhythm guitar (to name the more pominent parts) are new tracks. Generally they do replace the '70's sound of the original without departing too far from it, and the dance club beat is not unwelcome. I can't say I prefer it or don't - parts I like, and I am enjoying the second listen. But it's not a remake of the original - appears to be just a studio recording of the updated live show.
The booklet insert is really, really weak - it takes the original booklet and badly Photoshops the images to make them newer and more detailed. Stylistically it's good, but the quality of the images is so uneven - photos beside artwork - that it doesn't provide images for the music, like the original did.
But at $14.99, it's worth a buy if you like the original.