as you would expect, the cd is good.....but falls short of the sacd. the sacd has better detail, soundstage depth and transparency, and has a greater ease and naturalness. there is more inner texture and explosiveness to the dynmamics on the sacd....which with 3 guitars blazing is significant. but i would highly recommend the cd.
the lp goes to a whole different level of dynamics and full-bodied tonality. to my ears, digital simply cannot reproduce a live acoustical guitar like good analog can. the sense of venue and presence is tangible compared to the sacd.
i actually prefer the original recording of "Elegant Gypsy" to the "Friday Night..." version. if you get a chance..... listen to that on lp. "Mediterainian Sundance" on Elegant Gypsy is one of my all-time favorites. i have a new cartridge (Van Den Hul Colibri XCP) that OWNS that recording.....double WOW!!!