For years, listening to Caruso recordings really didn't tell you much about the voice. It was more like listening to a distant,muffled echo that was supposed to be this great voice. Now you can hear this great voice. The big brilliant high notes, the excellent legato technique, and the accompaniment sounds clearer as well. No,it doesn't sound like it was recorded in the 50s. But it does sound like it could have been recorded in the late 20s and that's a significant improvement. The voice of Caruso lives and it is something very special. Caruso had the best qualities of Bergonzi, DiStefano and Del Monaco. It doesn't get any better than that.