It took 18 years for this release to happen.....WOW. If you bought this, you already know. how great this is. If you haven't, and haven't already heard of this legendary performance... don't look it up... just buy this and let it play.
Vinyl quality is A1. Flat, relatively quiet, nothing to complain about. I'm not going to comment on the sound quality - it's a lively sounding live recording (definitely not flat sounding). Absolutely no flaws on first play.