I posted this on another board - but I will post it here also for those interested: Whoops!!!! Sony messed up on this one. This is one clunker of an SACD. They take a very murky, muddled, compressed and overdriven mix and transfer it to DSD/SACD and voila! - you get a very murky, muddled, compressed and overdriven mix on SACD. I have hundreds of SACDs and this one rates right down there with the Aerosmith "Just Push Play" SACD for one of the worst SACD releases by Sony yet. I first listened to the MCH mix, and my first reaction was this "sucks". Basically they took the stereo mix and instead of creating a discrete sounding 5.1 channel mix, they took the 2-channel mix and spread it out over 5.1 speakers, with compression and digital "clipping" intact. Yes, at times there were the odd discrete sounding vocal coming from the center channel, or the sound of airplanes overhead, or even a sound effect or two in the rears - but, Ugh - the whole thing was a sonically tiring mess, IMHO. This MCH mix might rank right up there with the worst that Silverline has put out on DVD-A. I took a rest, put on Johnny Cash "Silver" in MCH, and what a refreshing sound after the ear-bleeding mess that passed for an SACD MCH mix on the Oasis disc. After the Johnny Cash was over, I listened to Oasis in stereo. Something just did not sit right. I have the redbook CD and have listened to it many times, but not recently - and I just had a hard believing that what I was listening to was an SACD. To preface anything else I may say - I believe the stereo mix on the SACD is preferable to the MCH mix. (It seems that echo and "fake sounding DSP" type production was performed on the MCH mix that just did not sit well with my ears.) I listened through all 50+ minutes of the SACD in stereo waiting for something to make me feel that my $19.99 was well spent since I already have the redbook version. That time never came. In fact I wholeheartedly believed that the CD never sounded this poor as the SACD does (in relative terms to most other SACDs). I had to get out my CD to compare. What I am about to say I can't even believe I am going to say, but the CD is so much more listenable and enjoyable than the SACD. I didn't listen to the whole redbook CD, but I did listen to "Hello", "Wonderwall", "Morning Glory", and "Champagne Supernova" - and I actually had more "fun" listening to the CD. The CD, possibly because of it's "limited" resolution, wasn't as grating on the top end, where the SACD at times sounding as if it were ripping my speaker cones into shreds. I, as much as the next SACD proponent, want to see SACD become the de-facto standard. But if SACDs like the Oasis "Morning Glory" album become the "standard" for compressed and overdriven digitally recorded pop/rock music - SACD doesn't stand a chance at premium prices. Now let me pull out The Police "Regatta de'Blanc" - since that is how a pop/rock SACD should sound. Sorry folks, I hate to be the bearer of bad news - but Oasis - "(What's The Story) Morning Glory" on SACD is "all thumbs down". Stick with the redbook version on this one.