Here is an updated announcement from Universal. http://www.highfidelityreview.com/ne...umber=10934318 I'm also looking forward to the Allman Brothers a week from Tuesday. By the way, The Absolute Sound is working on a story on how these discs are being mastered. The will have all three channels (L-C-R) as originally recorded by Wilma Cozart Fine. Her technqiue has been used by many (including a variation by Chesky's recording team) to capture orchestral and acoustic works in a very natural fashion. I would expect the rear channels to include room tone or something mild based on what I am hearing. If you have any interest in classical music, I would highly recommend these for both sonics and performance.