The last post was about the SACD of Close to the Edge. Great sounding but let down by the packaging for what is meant to be a high end product. No qualms about this Japanese SHM-SACD edition of Gentle Giant's wonderful "Octopus" album from 1972. This is one of the best sounding discs I have. Not only benefiting from the SACD format but also the SHM manufacture of the disc. The album is a straight flat transfer in using DSD from the analogue master tapes. For me I think this is as near to hearing those master tapes as it's going to get. The packaging befits the high end sound if the disc. A fold out cardboard sleeve with the original album artwork and credits beautifully reproduced. The printing is clear and sharp. The other notes are in Japanese of course but the overall feel of this package is really classy!