I started a thread on Steve Hoffman's forum last night about comparing the John Coltrane Blue Train SACD to the DAD (I haven't done the comparison myself yet). Much to my surprise, I read a fair amount of criticism of the SACD there. There were comments of compression, boosting, etc. The SACD was mastered by Rudy Van Gelder, and his efforts have received a fair bit of criticism on Steve Hoffman's board. The general consensus on Hoffman's board was that the DAD is much better than the SACD. Now, I haven't listened to the DAD in awhile, but the SACD sounds good to my ears. The cymbals sound a bit tinny in spots, and the horns also sound stuffy here and there, but I realize this is an older recording. Overall, I am pleased with the SACD. Nevertheless, did Blue Note blow it with this release? What is your opinion of the SACD? Thanks in advance. P.S. I plan on comparing the SACD and DAD tonight and will post some comments.