Thanks for posting the interview and glad to see people who get it. CD is better then vinyl, I remember the first few CD's I bought back when they first came out, I bought one before I even had a player because my friend had one first and didn't know whether he'd like Peter Gabriels So album so I bought it and let him keep it till I got a player and we made a nice cassette and reel to reel copy for me. I was blown away when I heard the first ones and like you've said it's not even real HD, just closer to what the original masters sounded like.
I bought a Pioneer 563a when those first hit the market and TRIED to find good quality disks for it, now I have a Denon 757 and a few networked media players that can play just about any format so of course I also e mailed Mark for access to the tracks and it's nice to see somebody who really cares and doesn't get caught up in all the dumb arguments over format and like that. My lil sisters hubby has a VPI table and a dedicated system just for it, it really sounds great, as long as he actually gets a record that is recorded well, otherwise I hear all the limitations of vinyl that drove me nuts back in the day.
It's too bad CD has been so compressed that most music has no dynamic range anymore and all they can think of is louder, it ruined the format, and is probably one reason many prefers records again, that and records are cool to most younger folks, and what us older guys remember fondly. I have a DAT deck I found and I put a modern recording I like in it and the levels hit 0db and never wavered till each track faded down, no wonder it sounds like crap now.
Looking forward to hearing your tracks and glad to see someone still forging ahead with true better quality sound.