I picked up a copy of Razor & Tie's 1996 "Sweet Soul Queen of New Orleans - The Irma Thomas Collection" ... and it sounds great. For those who aren't familiar with this CD, the track list is as follows: 1. Cry On 2. I Done Got Over It 3. It's Raining 4. Hittin' On Nothing 5. Ruler Of My Heart 6. Wish Someone Would Care * 7. Break-A-Way * 8. I Need Your Love So Bad * 9. While The City Sleeps * 10. Time Is On My Side * 11. Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand) * 12. Moments To Remember * 13. Straight From The Heart * 14. Take A Look * 15. It's A Man's Woman's World (Pt. 1) 16. Long After The Night Is All Over * 17. Times Have Changed * 18. He's My Guy * 19. What Are You Trying To Do * 20. Nobody Wants To Hear Nobody's Troubles 21. Hurt's All Gone, The 22. I'm Gonna Cry 'Til My Tears Run Dry 23. It's Starting To Get To Me Now * Stereo * I am a big fan of Irma and the early '60s "Minit Sound" (Jessie Hill, Benny Spellman, Ernie K-Doe, etc.). While Irma had only one Top 20 record (track 6 - #17), tracks 3 and 5 were big radio hits here in Dallas. I have owned EMI's 1992 "Time Is On My Side - The Best of Irma Thomas Volume 1" (23 tracks) since it was released. According to the notes, this CD was "digitally remastered" by Ron Furmanek and "engineered" by Kevin Reeves. The R&T CD has 8 tracks (1, 2, 4, 8, 12, 13, 15, 19 & 20) which aren't on the '92 CD ... track 8 is my favorite "new" track. Now to my questions ... if I haven't lost you ... the R&T notes include the following: "Mastered by Steve Hoffman at Future Disc Systems CD Prep: Kevin Gray All original stereo mixes except track 16 mixed by Ron Furmanek Tracks 1 - 5, 15, 20 - 22 original mono mixes" Does this mean that you "mastered" Furmanek's mixes except for track 16? Did you use the "original" tapes for the mono mixes? What does "CD Prep" entail?