Just a quick note regarding this series: I've bought 6 from different sources and the quality of disc manufacture is well below industry standards. Haven't found playback problems but every disc is sloppily made.
It's really disappointing. The only nice part about it is the reproductions of the covers being more LP-like. The sales pitch that it's "full dimensional sound" just means that a hack with a marketing degree found another way to simply state that CDs are not MP3s.
I compared the two "Solstice" discs and the old German-made one makes the new one look like corners were cut at the pressing plant. The round silver part is actually ragged at the outer edge within the plastic casing! And some of them look like the plastic casing has drips in it!
Again, I don't think there are playback problems but be warned. Of course, ECM make it impossible to contact them over this...unless I'm missing a link on the site.
Not sure why they released this series in the first place. Typically half-baked approach. Meanwhile, Universal Canada typically fails to get new ECM discs like Arve Henriksen's Cartography into HMV in time for the X-mas retail season. All proof that the record industry desperately wants to keep failing.