Wow... just wow. Driving home from work just now and had a few concerns. First of all, up until now Blue Note reissue LPs and Music Matters reissue LPs have been the antithesis of each other. The one is an inexpensive product with flimsy jackets for the Amazon crowd, most of whom who wouldn't notice or don't care about the difference between all-analogue and digitally-sourced. The other has consistently put out a product so excellent that in almost all cases they actually beat first pressings. I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around this, and not sure I'll believe it until I see/hear it. Secondly, I fear this means I will not have the option of buying the Tone Poet series (I am forever going to be conflating the name with that Sinatra album) from Music Matters. MM always packaged my LPs to the hilt. I own upwards of 90% of all the MMs (both 45s & 33s) to date and never once received one with a ding, bump, scratch, or any blemish whatsoever. Plus Lori is a superstar and always takes great care of me. I have, on the other hand, dealt with damaged LPs from Amazon that were packaged poorly, often in oversized boxes and/or packaged with other items. It's not lost on me, however, that this series being a Universal affair should be much more accessible to the rest of the world and less expensive to obtain, something that is very nice indeed. Lastly, I know Don Was is a great guy who loves Blue Note as much as any of us. I just hope that as time goes on, the UMe corporate bean counters don't start turning in the screws to cut costs, leading to deterioration of quality. I have seen that happen too many times elsewhere. As a post-script, what about that whole vinyl formulation thingy? The decision for the Tone Poem series not to use it is just another case of compromising - sacrificing quality for cost-savings. If it's as good as it's touted, and I believe it is based on the reviews here and my own experience with Quiex II (which as I understand is not even as good as SRX), then I would want it on all future BN reissues, not just some of them. I'd gladly pay the $8 extra to get an upgraded vinyl formulation. But it looks like that won't be an option. Sad. And as a post-post script, please guys, reissue some new titles. I already have 45 and 33 duplicates, and now I guess I'll have SRX duplicates on top of that. But please, some fresh titles.