So now I have the first four Deluxe-CDs from Esoteric - and it was worth the money. I'm happy. I did some further comparisions wite the song "A Salty Dog" - as I found some still working sample links in an older thread. It seems obvious, that the Esoteric is sourced from the same analogue source as the MFSL CD. It is a bit louder - but with matched levels, I can't tell them apartthey sound very, very close. AND they share the same tape problem. The noise with some crackles, that I don't find on my other CD versions. They run in very good sync, but not sample exact. So it's a different transfer. After all I've compared, the old CUBE/Teldec is now my favourite (which I almost gave away, because it looks so cheap). Sounds cleaner, and has a bit more body. But apart from that, I don't need much more than the Esoterics now. I wish there was more information about the existing master tapes from the Regal Zonophone era - and what was used and rediscovered when?