A+ for the MD format of Springsteen
The Sony minidisc version of Bruce Springsteen's Greatest Hits is an A+. Contains the same songs as the CD. The digital transfer is flawless to my ears. Of course the real beauty is the fact that the music is on a minidisc. As only a few thousand were ever produced, minidiscs have become more and more rare. Besides the collectibility of minidiscs, the format is superior to the common CD in many ways:
1. Size - the minidisc is is about the size of a large pack of matches.
2. Protective Case - The disc is protected in a protective case, much like the old floppy disc or a zip disc, preventing scratches to the disc surface.
3. Portability - Because of the small size and protective disc case, the minidisc can take a beating. You can toss them in your car, purse, bag, carry on, etc.. with out the larger disc case w/insert cover and your disc will be fine.
It's too bad that the minidisc never caught on in the US as it did in Japan. The minidisc is still alive with the Hi-MD format (that is backwards compatible with regular MD and MDLP) with 1 GB of data and music storage but pre-recorded discs have now been discontinued in the US.Read full review