Just in time for the 44th anniversary of the album, Neil Young's Time Fades Away was finally (officially) released on CD as part of the Official Release Series 5-8 CD box. ORS 5-8 was released on vinyl way back in 2014, but it wasn't until late August this year that the box set was made available on CD, marking the first time Time Fades Away was officially released on CD. (There have been plenty of bootleg CDs over the years.) As one of my favorite Neil albums, I was tempted to buy one of those bootlegs, but just kept on playing my original vinyl (and, later, the 2014 ORS 5-8 vinyl version), hoping for an official CD some day. Now that it's been out for six weeks or so, I gotta say I really like it a lot, but it is pretty LOUD and a bit more polished-sounding than the vinyl LP. I can see myself listening to the CD a lot, if only to save more wear and tear on the vinyl copies. But as good as it sounds, I wonder if it's lost some of the grungy sound of the original. What do other Neil fans think, especially ones who have been waiting for this CD release for a long time?