Just received my first three David Bowie RCA cds today. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. After a side by side comparison with the Ryko discs, I am sorry to report that you all should abandon your search for the RCA discs. I will probably keep looking for them, but that's just because I like the way they look, so no need to compete with me. No siree....the RCA cds are NOT amazingly better than the Ryko discs. The difference is NOT like night and day. The Rykos do NOT, in comparison to the RCAs, sound dull, squashed, and lifeless. The RCA cds are NOT a stunning breath of fresh air with a clean and open, natural sound. So in light of this report, anyone who is currently scouring ebay and elsewhere for these discs, please end your search now. There is no need to look further. Buy the new remasters or Ryko discs instead!!