I am going to keep this review very short. You know the lp/cd but wait until you hear the 2009 5.1 mix. This box is released by Mercury/Universal and not Virgin. The vinyl is housed in one sleeve of the newly designed gatefold cover. However, the original sleeve is still kept but now with a black inner gatefold. The vinyl dust jacket (inner sleeve) is plain white The cd/dvds are housed in the sealed other side of the gatefold. The book is rather good. Hardback and well bound with nice sized pictures... BUT a more accurate and longer story of the making is to be read in "THE MAKING OF MIKE OLDFIELD'S TUBULAR BELLS by RICHARD NEWMAN" see this link The Making of Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells". Both books share a lot of the same photos but the reading is so much more in depth in Newman smaller sized book. Sorry I can't make a comment about the sound of the record as I will never play the vinyl.