Came across this announcement at the Toronto Star of a new release by David Lanois that includes this great quote on his opinion on MP3:
Listening to MP3s on earbuds is like watching Gone With the Wind on a cellphone. In time, compressed audio files may be a historical footnote, a technical aberration. But if that's what people want, I'm going to sell it to them.
The new album is available for download in the aforementioned (detested but marketable) format as well as uncompressed WAV (both without DRM) here.