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Great Music, Great Recording ... VERY Bad PackagingFeb. 19 2002
John L. Anderson
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Be very careful when ordering this SACD of Andrew Litton and DSO's recording of Mahler's Symphony #2, Resurrection ... very careful. No the actual DSD recording is top rate from Delos, but it is with the packaging that I have a major qualm. On the Delos Web site, this product is clearly listed as a two-disc package that, in the SACD format...It's a great bargain here on Amazon.com...the price of a one-disc set. But therein lies the rub. When the package arrived and I opened the jewel box, out fell Disc 1 which had just been placed atop Disc 2 -- there was only a holder for one disc!!! Everything I've read and heard about care and handling of CDs over the last 20 years is NEVER, EVER stack one disc atop another. Fortunately, as I write this, I'm listening to Disc1 and there appears to be no damage. Again, the problem is NOT with the music -- it's wonderful, but Delos made a mistake in the packaging... Because of that, there's a danger that the consumer...