Recently I came across a post by a forum member recommending a cheap mid-line priced "Motown Compact Classic" series CD as his go-to release of What's Going On. "Ha!" thought I... until I saw Mr. Steve Hoffman's endorsement a comment or two down. I believe he replied, "That's the one." So I gambled $3 on Discogs, and I'll be damned. To my ear, the clarity and scope of sound beat all of the vinyl versions I've heard to date. I began to do a little more investigation and discovered a few more CDs released prior to the '94/'95 20-bit remastering craze that sound as good or better than their subsequent remastered versions. A few that are hard to beat IMO: The Best Of Isaac Hayes (Volumes 1 and 2) (1986) Stax/Enterprise, remastered from analog tapes by Joe Tarantino Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions / The Anthology 1961-1977 (1992) MCA, remastered by Robert Stoughton Big Star #1 Record / Radio City (1987) Line Records, mastering unknown Any other favorite great-sounding CDs from the 80s and early 90s?