God, do I love this CD. A friend of mine introduced me to it. He, however, had a CD-R. I bought the authentic CD and was even more impressed. The difference in the sound quality is amazing. The CD-R sounds like a crummy radio station with poor reception. The real CD is crisp, clear, full of the nuances and subtleties that makes music enjoyable. My friend now uses his CD-R for a coaster and he, too, has purchased the authentic CD.