This thread is to answer three questions asked about my opinion that I promised to reply when I got the albums. 1. Billie Holiday- Lady In Satin Sony has re-released this album as a multi-channel release, which I just picked up. Since it's not a hybrid, I've been asked to compare the sound with Columbia's remastered CD, which I already had. I only directly compared the first two tracks, as I don't have the patience to listen to the whole album twice in a row; and I'm going off my memory of the CD as I'm currently listening to the SACD. Overall, I would consider this average when compared to other Sony SACDs. There is about as much difference as on the better Miles Davis titles. That is, the horns are brighter and the vocal has the "open," airy quality I've come to associate with high-res music, especially SACD (part of that "hearing more of the master tape" thing, I suppose) when compared to the CD. So, it's better than the Journy and Michael Jackson titles, where I can't really hear any difference, but not as strong as, say, the Joe Satriani Engines of Creation or DiMeola/McLaughlin/DeLucia discs. 2. The new Flower Kings album- Unfold the Future I finally got the new double CD. It's an interesting one. Space Revolver, the second-to-last one before this was their most experimental one, and probably my favorite. With the Rainmaker, as good as it was, they kind of reverted to the older school of Flower Kings. On Unfold the Future, Stolt's songwriting picks up where Space Revolver left off. On the sprawling double CD, each CD a packed 72 minutes, the compositions are delivered in hard-to swallow but satisfying doses. The very first track is actually the band's longest yet at 30 minutes. The good: I always like to see my bands stretch out, so I'm liking this. I've only listened to it once, and I look forward to digging into this one more. The bad: The Flower Kings suffer on double albums. While Stardust We Are and Flower Power have lots of great music, there is also some stuff that I wouldn't have minded seeing left on the cutting room floor- especially Flower Power. A couple of the tracks feel like they're just killing time. However, plenty more than 72 minutes' worth is great stuff. The instrumental starts off seemingly kind of messy but gels into a beautiful piece. The 30 minute monster doesn't seem to fit well together, but I can't tell until I hear it again. Favorite tracks so far: Black and White, Christianopel, Silent Inferno, Devil's Playground The third thing will be Hank Mobley's Roll Call, comparing the recently released (finally) remastered CD and the DAD. I just haven't heard the CD yet, but since it's a "Rudy Van Gelder" edition, I'm sure it'll sound great.