I just got mine in. After a couple of listens...I've been trying to compare the stereo version with a couple of others I have that I've never cared for. I've the 20th anniversary edition and the Polydor P2 31820 version...I'm not a critical reviewer or an expert on the various versions out there on CD or vinyl. Vocals...I've always thought that tracking Claptons vocals on this album must have been a nightmare as you can hear him kind of drop off on various sections of his vocal tracks. My guess was that he was turning his head away from the mike. The CD verions...a lot of tracks, they seem to push the vocals back and concentrate on the guitars...or the rhythm.. This version still has some of the vocals pushed to the back but not overly so and IMHO, I can now vision Clapton turning his head. A bit clearer perhaps...Dunno. If one thing this version does for me is to point out that the recording itself was never very spectacular in the first place. Of course I'm talking about the technical side and not the performance. This, after all is one of my favorite recordings and should be in the vaults of any rock fan. This too is my opinion but I think it's probably the highlight of Claptons career... The multichannel layer..I think it brings out the total picture better. The instruments don't seem as blurred as in the stereo versions.... Again, I'm not the expert but since I didn't seen any reviews or thoughts on this most famous album..I thought I'd start one. Is it worth it? Yep....I think the SA-CD version is well worth the money spent. More later....First turkey..then football then I'll try comparing the 3 different stereo versions against each other over the next couple of days.