I am listening to this as I write and noticed that scratchy sound at the beginning. Then I noticed that some songs are noticeably louder than others. So, you ask, didn't I know this already. Yes I did, but much of Clapton's early work suffers from bad recording or was it poor storage of what? That's my question, what the heck happened, didn't they know we'd be listening to this decades later? Or did the recording engineers get jacked while this was taking place or again, what happened?