This album is probably the best SACD recording released to-date. The air around musicians and instruments is simply jaw-dropping; it'll startle you from track 1's Get Up, Get Ready by Terry Evans. By the time you reach track 4 - Too Proud by Mighty Sam McClain, you'll probably be too drowned by the technical perfection of this disc and you'll be having goosebumps already. If you still manage to get to track 9 - 50 Pounds of Bone by Robert Lucas, you may be at the pinnacle of musical orgasm to the point of almost getting emotionally disturbed. I swear there was a moment when I can almost see Mr. Lucas inside the room! Down to the decay of the last note on the last track, when everything suddenly becomes dead silent, it'll take you about 2 minutes to realize that you are only in your room.
Gentlemen -- this is the epitome of SACD brilliance. If you still don't have an SACD player, then for Chrissakes, this disc is reason enough to buy one! Of course, to get optimum satisfaction, you'll need to partner it with good hi-fi and sadly, it ain't cheap... But hey, life is too short, we must enjoy every second of it! And music is one of life's greatest pleasures. (No, I'm not trying to justify my hi-fi investments!)
Don't mind the [money] price that comes with this disc - it's still a steal! Bravo to Audioquest for their efforts in producing this disc. Keep 'em coming, guys!