Dr_Jones wrote:In the pre-1997 releases, the 2nd part starts earlier compared to the 1997+ releases, which results in a longer, but incorrect, version for the latter releases. It's like the engineer forgot to push the play for the 2nd part.
I don't see it like that. In the 1997+ versions there's that extra bell sound (around 0:12 in your snippet). It cannot be heard in the shorter versions. If it was just a matter of starting the fast part earlier in pre-1997 releases you'd be still able to hear this sound during the crossfade. So there's definitely different editing giving us approx 6 seonds extra of the slow part. And more "Ethnicolor" is always good!
I would call it "alternate" rather than "incorrect".