If you've heard Zaireeka, you have an idea what the Lips can do with surround sound. The mix here is simply revolutionary, you've never heard anything quite like it before. Its not a quick and dirty "put some sound effects in the back" thing, they've completely reinterpreted the album for the surround sound format. Even if you're not a fan of the lips, this is as good a way to show off your fancy surround setup as any I've heard, and you'll probably end up a fan as a result.
What you get here is:
The brand new 5.1 surround mix of the yoshimi album (in both dolby digital and dvd-audio formats)
A new dvd-audio stereo mix of the yoshimi album
bonus videos for do you realize, yoshimi battles the pink robots, are you a hypnotist, various making of videos, and more.
Bonus stereo audio tracks Up Above the Daily Hum, If I go mad, etc.
And for good measure a standard audio cd of Yoshimi as well.
If you're fortunate enough to have a dvd audio player, the quality of the dvd audio surround mix is amazing, absolutely flawless uncompressed 96kHz 24 bit sound. Even if you don't, you can still experience the new surround mix with a standard dvd player, assuming you have a setup that can handle dolby digital surround sound (the same surround format used for movies). The dolby digital version also has little frequency waveform cartoons to go with the music. Kinda cool but I'd rather skip the cartoons and listen to the higher quality dvd-a version.
Since some people seem to be missing the point, what you're paying for here is the new surround sound mix of yoshimi, and its worth every penny. Everything else is just gravy. So who should buy this version? If you don't already have Yoshimi go ahead and get this version instead of the original, you still get the normal cd, and even if you don't have a surround sound setup theres enough extras on the dvd to be worth the extra cash. And its nice incentive to get surround sound going in the future.
If you already have the Yoshimi album and don't have a decent surround setup, you're probably wasting your money. No sense buying an album you already have just to get a few new extras.
But if you do have a surround setup, you NEED this release, even if you've already got yoshimi. You're bound to be blown away. Now I'm just hoping they rerelease Zaireeka in this format so you can here it in its surround sound glory without fiddling with four seperate cds. :)