Has anybody spent any time with the new vinyl release, "Secret, Profane & Sugarcane" by Elvis Costello? IMO, the overall pressing is lacking in quality, and the sound itself is strained and indistinct, compared to the digital examples I have heard. I wonder if this is a result of initial manufacturing struggles that Starbucks has undergone in their foray into creating vinyl, via Specialty Records. The LP does include additional songs, looks beautiful with Tony Millionaire's art and cover texture, and while the overall musical effort is good, the enveloping beauty that one would expect from the lp format is inconsistent at best, and peaky and possessing flabby bass at worst. It almost seems as if they just cut it with no preparation or at least knowledge. It also seems that the initially-promised included cd is not anywhere to be found, and the lp thickness is very thin. I guess I will have to purchase the cd to keep my aurally happy... Any one else hear similar results?