Just received my copy last night and played it for the first time. The opening track, Statesboro Blues, was a little under whelming for audio quality. Sounded a bit soft and not a whole lot different from my redbook version. About mid way through the the album audio quality seemed to improve to the point where it put a smile on my face and made this $50 SACD purchase seem worth it. Compared to redbook much better imaging, better separation of instruments to the point where I heard things I had never heard before. The improvement in articulation of the bass especially during swells and complex passages was pretty stunning. It was much easier to hear Gregg's Hammond B-3 during these parts too. I never realized how much he played on some of these songs - I thought he dropped out for long sections.
Jai Johanny and Butch occupied much more specific places in the soundstage.
My question is in general do new SACD's improve with a play or two? Seems like I read this somewhere, but I can't understand why that would be.
If you like this album this version is very, very good.