Originally Posted by Spinx
I've often thought the same, and wonder whether the 'missing element' would have been there had RZAs basement not been flooded and the material lost. RZA has stated in interviews that after that they had to rush the album to get it out in time to keep the Wu name on top after 36 Chambers. the original version probably would have had that extra bit of time spent on it to make it perfect.
Ah I sit around all the time thinking what did the original sound like! RZA need to somehow find some extra copy he forgot about or something of the originals and release that!