Maybe I'm not as picky but knowing that these are bootleg performances that th band chose to release (and they don't sound exactly like some of the file sharing ones I've heard of the same performances), there has been an effort to clean these up and make them sound better where possible. For what I paid, I have no regrets. Frankly, I don't think this is an insult at all--they are what thy claim to be so no false advertising in the title. Simon Murphy has done a very good job of prepping these for release. Do they have the limitations of bootlegs? Yep but these don't sound any worse than the King Crimson various live performances from similar type sources and actually sound better than many boots out there.