There is a cottage industry in ripping off the music lover with very poor cd transfers from vintage recordings.
This reissue is the pits. Do not buy any of these in this series! They are a waste of money.
Go for the Vanguard CDs you see on Amazon at a bit more expense. They have been lovingly produced from the original master tapes with restored vintage electronics to 20 bit SBM CDs.
For the ultimate audiophile heaven go for the DVD-AUDIO series profuced in 2 disc packages, by Classic Records, containing a normal CD much superior to this offering, and a DVD-audio disc with extended clarity, frequency range and dynamics. There is also the only SACD transfer I know of,theAppalachian Spring.
ZERO STARS - AN INSULT TO THE EVEREST AUDIOPHILE RECORDING LEGACY!
While not every Everest recording was a benchmark performance, though considering the limited output, so many were, the following I consider the best recordings available of these works, and the first two perhaps the best audiophile records ever made:
Kachaturian Gayne Suite Fistoulari LSO
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition Sargent LSO
Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements Goossens LSO
Strauss Orchestral Works Stokowski Stadium Orchestra N.Y.
Appalachian Spring Susskind LSO
Milhaud, Stravinsky Woody Herman/LSO
But I like all of them, worth collecting.
But do not go for these unsatisfactory "cheepies" go for the Vanguard series or Classic Records line if you can get your hands on a DVD-A player.