This rating is multi-factorial.
This 2 cd set was new, great value for money, and packed with desirable items. On the 'down' side, it is getting rather ancient, although digitally re-mastered, but its sound quality is not what one might expect from the latest techniques. However, off-setting this, from the rendition point of view, it is better than anything else I have heard - really matching the liturgical demands.
Added to this, although undoubtedly new, the first arrived (well within predicted delivery estimates) but one disc was 'scuffed' (obviously one that 'got away' faulty from the manufacturer. The playability was not as bad as the visual damage might suggest, but it 'skipped' in several critical passages. The service from the seller was faultless, and I received a (perfect) replacement almost by return of post, and I cannot commend this too highly.
Altogether a great addition to the collection of anyone looking for 'expression', acceptable quality, and great value.
Thank you Eva at 'MUSIC-4-THE-MASSES'! I would be pleased to do business with you in the future.