as this is a digital recording (DSD) the SACD is fairly close to the vinyl in this case. i do like the recording and play it often (mostly the SACD).....but the vinyl is very, very good. i wonder how good it would be if it was recorded live to 2-track analog tape?
i'm a big AK vocal fan; not so much the 'hard-core' blue-grass cuts....although i like them too, just not as much.
my favorite cut on this album is 'New Favorite'......this track is one of my reference cuts for system tests.
btw; if you like live recordings; go find a few recorded in analog. with the system you have.....it should be very clear how much better Lps with analog sourced recordings can and do sound. you will hear much more a sense of venue and space; lots more body and weight to instruments, and just less a sense of the recording chain. maybe not as clean and scrubbed sounding as digital; but you'll hear deeper into the musical event.