So, I'm listening to Something, Steve Marcus' 1971 release on Nippon Columbia, recorded on NHK's prototype 13/32 stereo PCM digital recorder in 1970. It's been released on CD and it actually sounds really great. Nice round, deep bass, crisp highs. How can this be? According to Thomas Fine (who is Wilma Cozart Fine and C. Robert Fine's son), http://www.aes.org/aeshc/pdf/fine_dawn-of-digital.pdf The music is pretty good, too. Jazz fusion, with the title track an interpretation of Something by the Beatles. Not cheesy! Somewhat surprisingly, it has light tape hiss (or a tape-hiss-like sound) in the background. I guess it could have been introduced during the mixing stage. Anybody else have this on LP or CD and care to share your feelings about it?