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I am happy with the release
on April 16, 2016
I have been waiting for this release for some time...I am happy with the release.
The DR values range from 6 to 9 (on the studio cd)...they could of been a bit higher..but to be honest, the album sounded great!! I can honestly say I have heard things on this album that I have not heard ever..and I have played this album 100's of times. The part of remastering the album was top notch.
The over release was great. I liked everything that the box came with..
The reason for the 3 stars is simple..
If you wanted the physical product (the cd, vinyl, dvd, book, patch) and you wanted the 24/96 or 24/48 files you had to purchase them separately. So in essence it forced you to double dip on the release, if you wanted both the physical product and the Hi-Rez (24/96 24/48) music files...which brought the cost of each album close to $250.00. I think if you purchased the box-set you should have an option to upgrade to the 24/96 24/48 music files..or at least purchase them at a major discount..paying close to $150.00 on Amazon for the box set and then $95.00 for the 24/96 24/48 digital download is a bit costly. If you spend close to $250 per album..that will be close to $2,250.00 for the main studio albums (KEA, RTL, MOP, AJA, S/T_Black, Load, RLoad, StAng, DM) if you throw in Garage Days or Garage Inc and the live albums (Live Shi_t and S&M) you are again raising that price.
Yes, nobody forces you to purchase both the physical version and the 24/96 24/48 versions...I understand this is something that only a few of us will be doing...but it would be nice to have a discount somewhere in this equation