From the Press Release:
New York - July 26, 2012 - Blue Note/EMI is pleased to announce today’s high definition, master-quality audio release of six classics from the label’s legendary catalog on HDtracks (www.HDtracks.com). John Coltrane’s Blue Train, Eric Dolphy’s Out To Lunch, Herbie Hancock’s Maiden Voyage, Wayne Shorter’s Speak No Evil, Horace Silver’s Song for My Father, and Larry Young’s Unity have been digitally remastered for the first time in 96kHz/24bit and 192kHz/24bit from their original analog multi-track masters. All of the albums are accompanied by their original sleeve notes plus additional photos and newly-written package essays.
Great albums all. And "digitally remastered for the first time in 96kHz/24bit and 192kHz/24bit from their original analog multi-track masters" is certainly good news. My guess is, and it is a guess, these will sound better than any CD version and I know they cost a lot less than an original LP or 45rpm pressing (but even those blue-label Blue Note LPs sound pretty good).
I'd be curious to hear from anyone who's got one of these what you think...I think I need some!