After tossing it back and forth for a while I finally decided to purchase the MLP box volume 1. After my dealer said it was no longer available through regular suppliers and constantly seeing it on Amazon for around $200, I found somebody selling it for $119 so I bought it. I finally got it yesterday and before I even got the cellophane off of it, I found it again on Amazon for $112; oh well! What I was really looking forward to was the interview with Wilma Cozart Fine and the booklet, (I don't know why but I was surprised to hear Ms. Fine's southern accent - sounds like Arkansas or Texas). I had been forewarned by Tom Fine that the masterings were the same ones that were issued in the mid-90s, I say "forewarned" not because there was anything wrong with that but because I had told him that I had bought that whole series as it came out. For no good reason, I thought that some of the earlier mono recordings which weren't released in the '90s
would be included, like the Chicago Brahms Symphony 1. I was a little surprised when I put on the interview CD and was barely comfortable in my chair when it was over. I thought it would be much longer, but it's only 7 or 8 minutes at the most, including two musical excerpts from the first couple of discs. I don't regret getting it because it's nice to have them all conveniently boxed for playing in the car. Now I'll toss around buying volume 2 for a while.