I have the original album, the CD, and the new issue. One of the best Concept Albums of its era, and Gene's voice is exceptional. I listened to it over and over, and I still play the CD regularly. Gene was my favourite singer, next to Elvis and Roy Orbison. All different but unique in range and sound. No comes close to those 3 in this Generation or ever will. A singer with the initials M.B. couldn't carry their jock straps. Not to mention he can't sing either.