Bright colored pinwheels go 'round in my head.
Fascinating, thank you, Chris! When I received Magical Memories, I wasn't expecting the mix to be different... but when I played it, the kick drum popped out way more on the 1993 version (is this actually the 1989 version? I don't have Anthology) -- but I think I still prefer the 1997 version, since the bass is much more present.As I've re-archived my collection upon completion of the Legacy book, I asked @Cuyler to send me both recordings so I could take a listen.
He's correct—these are two different mixes, and the bass track (both clearly played by Richard utilizing the same keyboard patch) is different on both!
The mix from '97 is much more dynamic overall, with a more creative (and ballsy on Richard's part) baseline!