These two albums represent, in my view, the "purest" Shadows albums. I say this because of the straightforward clear production and the group in their most accomplished line-up with John Rostill on bass. To replace your worn-out vinyl with an original CD would probably neccessitate going abroad & paying an enormous price but the Amazon download is ridiculously cheap, easy, and of excellent quality. One tip, on the download store the double download here appears to be cheaper than the single "Sound of the Shadows" download.
This is a double - containing the Shadows 3rd and 4th albums from the early 60's, when the Shadows were at their best. I have had the vinyl copies from back then so it was time I updated. I would have given 4 stars because I do not think the sound quality of the MP3 versions is as good as i remember from the original albums but the musical content is just so good it has to be 5 stars.