Initially I just listened to the album track (1957/1962 Master Takes) a few times. My thoughts was this was a pretty mediocre 9/15 type album
Then I ended up listening to all the bonus tracks of the album and damn the Composite Partial Alternatives Takes blown me a way.
I was thinking maybe the album just clicked with multiple relistenings and it was just coincidence that it clicked while listening to the Alternative takes
However after relistening to the original album I am thinking there is something inherently better about the production (or maybe lack of production) of the alternate takes.
Comparing Ysabel Table Dance original with the alternate takes. The castanets in the alternate takes has a marvellous "attack transients" (audio production for short duration sound at the beginning of soundwave, this gives the snap especially with percussion instruments). However you hear this snap with all the instrument such as the bass joins me which reminds me of rock and roll palm muting on the guitar. that gives it a snappy rhythm that makes you headbang to the piece. Every instruments sounds more powerful due to the prominent "attack" to the sound
The original it seems to overly compressed (sounds like someone put the compressor with too small attack time) the sound and everything seems relatively smooth compared to the alternate take. There is a lack of sharpness to the sound and it really blunts the fun and excitement that is supposed to be inherent in the piece.
Anyway I probably give the alternate takes 13/15 and the original album 12/15