I have only had this two days but have listened to the multichannel version, 2 channel version (sacd) and compared them both two the newest standard cd releases of the various tracks. Showing my age here but i have always had a sneeking respect for some of the Police stuff - not particularly the Do Dp Do Da Da Da/Don't Stand So/popular stuff but Spirits/King of Pain/Wrapped i can listen quite happily too. Which ever "layer" you choose the is no escaping the rather lo-fi nature (IMHO) of it all, which is equally if not more evident on sit-up-and-beg cd releases which presumably is given to age/cost/desired sound? of the age. It is however a "cleaner" showing and generally i felt much more harmonious and even handed? (generally easier to listen too?). All good there then. The real (pleasant) surprise for me came when listening to the multichannel mix. Can i say that as of yet i am to be convinced of multichannel mixes and have in general found these to be a bit of a "fairground ride" in lots of noises coming from lots of speakers, even the recent Pink Floyd release i felt while certainly enjoyable was a little "too much" in parts on the rear channels. This particular release very much reminds of applying TMS to 2 channel sources in that it is very subtle and you may be forgiven for thinking that there is nothing coming from the center/rear speakers, that is of course until you turn them off. The extra speakers are very much subtle and offer only the slightest extension of what is happening on front left/right, it simply opens and deepens the soundstage with a deft /slightest touch. Who knows i might even get to like this "lots of speakers" music after all. If the Police holds any attraction for you at all then (AGAIN IMHO ONLY!!) this SACD is not at all bad (absolute hifi recording/fidelity asides) And it only cost 14.99 as well!! Steve.