At 4,500 yen each (approx. US$54 each), I got these three SHM-CD SA-CD which are non-hybrid (you cannot play them on a CD player, you must use an SA-CD player) – the verdict? All 3 are re-mastered in Tokyo in 2010 and are amazing. Master tape sound. Bit hissy for the Black Sabbath and Blind Faith, but all the sound’s there. The 10cc is very impressive, really big sound. I can’t imagine re-buying all my favorite classic rock titles in this format, for this price, however. Great sound, but…too expensive!
On the horizon, Universal Japan is making SHM-CD SA-CD non-hybrids for Traffic “John Barleycorn” and Caravan “In The Land of Grey & Pink”. I also got The Who “Who’s Next” in this format, but the sound is not as impressive as, say, “Tommy” in SA-CD. The UK mastering, no doubt?