Forgive me if this has been brought up before, but you know when a book is made into a movie and the publisher releases a mass market paperback with a new "movie poster" looking cover that is always terrible and inferior to the original. That's what the front cover of the new CD reminds me of. I will defend the rest of the booklet, though. They did include George Martin's original liner notes from the back of the 1977 LP. There are a decent number of pictures that relate to the shows. David Fricke's essay is succinct, as usual. The front cover of the original 1977 LP is okay, but the rest of the package left a lot to be desired. The only picture of The Beatles is covered with mindless memorabilia (and a sealed Playtape). The inner sleeve had close-ups of screaming girls. Yeah, I get that there were screaming girls and Beatles concerts, but do we really need close-ups of them? Yes, the shameless movie promotion is not welcome, but the rest of the package seems good. As for the sound: I like the sound of the CD better. I hear The Beatles playing more. I can particularly hear the guitars better. I can see how those with a preference for analog would prefer the sound of the original LP. Tastes will vary. I will be more interested to see fans' preferences between the original LP and the new one in November.