Hi Ken, I once knew a guy in Leeds(my home town) who invested a lot of money in Betamax Video Recorders. I can still recall the day that he took me into his storeroom and showed me "the future". Unfortunately, VHS was just around the corner and you can guess the rest. Fortunately, my friend was a good Jewish businessman and he survived his mistake. I thought that CDs were the future once, which in a way, they were but rather than enhance the music industry, they appear to have set it back. Official sales figures for 2011 show overall CD sales to be about 30% down on 2010 and they continue to fall. The problem, as always, lies in corporate greed - the investers wanting too high a return on a dwindling market. They try to recover their losses by selling the same product twice or more times. Look at Paul Simon's "Graceland" - brilliant album but reissued three times already at premium prices. You will recall the days when a vinyl album usually had twelve tracks - then when album sales soared in the 70s, they cut the tracks to 10 thereby reducing the royalties etc. in order to maximise their profits. Now, I'm not a Marxist and I well understand the benefits of capitalism but I draw the line when I sense that I am being ripped off. I want CDs to hold at least 12 to 15 tracks unless of course, it's one of those bands who tend to do long stuff (you know who they are ;-) and I want re-issues to be mid-price whatever that happens to be. In the UK, I'd put it at £7.99 but I'll settle for less! I want more artists to use digipacks etc. This doesn't look like it will happen though.