Jaime- Thanks for doing the shootout! I'm hoping to do a similar comparison using... 1986 Fantasy CD 1988 Fantasy CD SACD Monster Remix (stereo mix) 2006 Concord/Fantasy remix It's interesting that you suggest that the new remix might be a fold down of the Monster MC DVD. This afternoon, a friend was wondering if they were related somehow. It is possible, right? How does "Linus & Lucy" on the Monster remix stack up with the alleged alternate take on the new disc? Are they one and the same? I'm glad that I'm not the only one who hears NR artifacts on the 2006 disc. The new disc is seriously lacking high end. I listened to it on three different systems and tried adjusting the EQ on each to compensate for the lack of treble. It did make a difference but it still sounds unnatural. The best version of this album that I have heard (keep in mind, I'm still waiting for Steve's vinyl mastering) is the 1988 edition. From what I can tell, the mastering on the '88 does not differ from the '86 version but it is louder and it gives you an extra cut. After a careful 86/88 A/B comparison, I give the edge to the 1988 disc. It isn't perfect but it's the best I've heard so far. Now, if we're lucky, we'll receive Steve and Kevin's 45 RPM mastering before Christmas this year!