After repeatedly restraining myself from buying the truncated Nonesuch 'Drumming', I finally gave in to my urge by getting this re-release of the original 85-minute recording from 1974. Unlike the other reviewer, listening to the whole thing was no problem. In fact, I wouldn't have minded if it were longer. The music is entrancing, fluid, graceful and motivating. (It's terrific workout music!) The simplicity of its beginnings give way to exhuberant complexity again and again, continually arriving in surprizing places. My only complaint is the idiotic, flimsy cardboard packaging, which has been specially designed not to fit in slots made for CD jewel cases, and to last for weeks, perhaps months of use. I guess the folks at Echo 20/21 don't know about the convenient 2CD jewel cases that are used for most double sets!