To coincide with the upcoming release of George Harrison's album catalog on vinyl, the LPs are also being released in the audiophile SHM-CD format in Japan.
Harrison's 13 albums are being sold separately in mini-LP packaging at CDJapan. The releases include: "Wonderwall Music," "Electronic Sound," "All Things Must Pass," "Living
In The Material World," "Dark Horse," "Extra Texture," "33 1/3," "George
Harrison," "Somewhere In England," "Gone Troppo," "Cloud Nine," "Live
In Japan," and "Brainwashed."
The American price for the single CD releases is $23.61 and $35.41 for All Things Must Pass and $32.04 for Live in Japan.
SHM-CD is "a digital optical disc data
storage manufacturing process. It is an improved compact disc product
with the greatest change being a different polycarbonate material that
allows more precise physical representation of stored bits during
pressing and less laser scatter during reading."
The SHM releases I've heard, to my ears, do sound better than the average CD.