As a long time Neil Young fan, I heard a few tracks on the Americana release and decided to buy it. Knowing Neil's appreciation for quality recordings, I decided to get the blu-ray version to get the best possible sound. Unfortunately, the recording quality of this blu-ray is good, but not great and why I'm giving it 4/5 stars, instead of 5/5. The instruments and vocals are positioned too close to the center of the soundstage. The soundstage is decently large, but you get the feeling that most of the instruments and vocalists are very near each other in the center of the stage, and that the microphone's are picking up the overall loudness of the band from all sides - almost like they didn't use near-field microphones or they put one mic in the center of the room when they recorded.
The music is great, and the band is pretty tight. Young's vocals sound amazing and were recorded very well.
If anyone cares, I'm using an Anthem receiver, Paradigm Studio 20 l/r speakers, and a Denon Universal SACD/blu-ray player connected via HDMI.