Andrew, You're a class act. Your statement was tactful and honest. It's appreciated. This coming from a guy that likes his mastering "with less top end and upper mids." I haven't heard the Demon CDs (I don't think I've ever seen a copy here in Ohio, aside from the Bloody Marys comp), but I do really enjoy the Rhino editions. You've pretty much confirmed what I suspected: these albums were recorded that way!