The Dire Straits "Brothers in Arms" XRCD is worth every penny, huge improvement over the original release. The Eagles less so but a good disc all the same.
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I have both, got them from either music direct or acoustic sounds, one of them offer those cheaper than ebay.
Beside the great music, the Eagles disc is useful for testing purpose: with every improvement in your playback chain, the quality of the reproduction increases audibly. Playing in a good but not hi-end audiophile system, the XRCD might lack dynamics and resolution. I was disappointed at first when hearing it through an Accuphase DP55V CDP. When I changed into MBL 1611E - whoa! - a lot more can be heard and the dynamic was great!
The new hybrid SACD version of BIA is supposedly even better than the XRCD version. I'm not sure about the redbook layer of the hybrid relative to the XRCD, but the folks at SH Forums are reporting good things about the SACD layer. Apparently, they did an excellent job with the 5.1 mix as well. I've not had a chance to get back up to Florida to hear my copy yet, so I'm just reporting what others seem to be saying. The good news, is that price-wise you'll do better (around $20 IIRC).