Even from a rudimentary LP player the sounds are incredibly clearer than from a good CD player. The musicians can be heard like people in a room, not like a group in the next room. There is no second guessing, this great album deserves to stretch and breathe in the way only the LP (excepting live performances) can provide. Even Jorma's guitar alone is so much more distinct. One of the clearest examples of the space between vinyl and cd. A great record on both sides. This LP is a necessity for a serious fan/collector and will not be a weak spot in any serious selection.