As luck would have it, I ended up with the original LP and the CD at the same time, and both have been sitting here neglected for over a year. The main reason for that is the CD I obtained is titled The New Visitor, which implies an entirely new recording. Since I could find no evidence to the contrary, I held off knowing I'd need to invest more time than usual in a full analysis. Well, there was no need for that, since the CD is a straight reissue of the LP. There's a new cover and it's "digitally remastered", but neither of these things warrant a new title.
LP: 1981 Auvi
The packaging of the LP is quite nice, and comes in a fine gatefold. It looks and feels like a product from the mid 1970s. The CD is barebones all the way. Typically with electronic music, the CD is the better choice from a sound perspective, but in this case I preferred everything about the LP. And the quality of the album doesn't justify keeping both, so I'm selling the CD and sticking with the vinyl here.