OK, my Aerosmith SACD's arrived today and I gave them the quick once over and thought I would express my feelings here. I listened to just about every track on both disks for the majority of each song. I did not listen to every track yet, I don't have a Redbook copy to compare (with the exception of the earlier stuff on the Greatest Hits) and I am not a HUGE Aerosmith fan, but am familiar with every track on this release. Let me get my main gripe out of the way first. The disk was labeled at Elusive Disc as a stereo only release (non-hybrid). Not going to go into the annoyance that is the non-hybrid release, you all know that. However, the disk is labeled on both the outside jacket (plastic this time, not paper) as well as the outside wrapping that it is a MULTICHANNEL release. DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT A MULTICHANNEL RELEASE In fact, I was so surprised by the labeling, I got kinda excited before putting it in my player. Alas, it only has a stereo layer and even the side of the jewel box says STEREO. Columbia is going to get a lot of returns on this one unless they correct the packaging. On to the music... The first disk is the old stuff. Coming from different albums and different masters, I expected some inconsistency and that's what I got here. However, take my comments with a grain of salt. With only two exceptions, all tracks on this release sound better than my Redbook Greatest Hits release. Some, much, much better. The only tracks on the entire two disk set that I didn't think were great improvements were "Dream On" and "Angel". Dream On really didn't give me that much improvement on the Redbook version IMO. There was improvement, but not night and day. The vocals on "Angel" seemed a little cooked to me. Kinda hot sounding and a little schrill. Maybe it was the mix, but I have this track on a Sony mini-CD sampler (from the mid 80's) and didn't prefer the forwardness of this version. There were some highlights however. Joe's guitar into to "Walk this Way" never sounded better. Man it was clear as a starry night. The harmonies on Sweet Emotion were great and "Seasons of Wither" was great. Overall, most of the tracks here were great improvements on my Redbook version. Mama Kin lacked a little low end on the mix (trouble hearing the bass), but I've never heard this track as dynamic or clear sounding. I cannot comment much on the second disk as I don't have redbook comparisons for any of the tracks, but they all sounded great. This is definately worth the purchase. Some of the earlier tracks may not sound as good as I expected (using Stevie Ray Vaughn's "Couldn't Stand The Weather" as a reference for what technicians can do with a 20 year recording, but still it was a cut above how I've heard these tracks before...again for the most part.