I am sooo pleased that Basra has finally received a release date. It's been a long, long wait. This is the first album I've preordered, maybe ever now that I think about it. Originals are price prohibitive and I've been living with a Japanese lp replica on cd for years. In fact I bought it the day I heard an original on a guys mega-buck system. It blew me away. He no longer had a need for the cd so I was able to buy it from him right then and there. But I've wanted a good lp version.