Well, I just picked up Let It Bleed and Who's Next on this rather expensive Japanese SHM SACD's (green coated discs). Uttter garbage is all I can say, and I'm really rather steamed about it. This set came courtesy of the kind folks at Music Direct who didn't hold back on the marketing puffing for the titles.
The following is my email to them after giving each a good listen (multiple times).
N.B. The satisfaction level decreased exponentially with each listen.
"I felt compelled to drop you a note to voice my utter disgust at the sound quality of both SHM SACD's that comprise the above referenced order.
It's truly rare that a person can spend so much and receive so little in return. The mix on both these Stones and Who SACD's is just dreadful.
Suffice it to say you've gotten the last buck out of me on this Japanese garbage releases.
Considering I just took delivery from Music Direct on a Denon DCD A100 SACD player I thought to treat myself to what I believed would be some rather special sounding mucic. Well, it just didn't happen.
Do you guys actually listen to what you claim to be so great?
Sorry, but bad is bad and that's it.
Pissed-off in New Orleans!"