I haven't read all 400+ pages of this thread...so maybe these have been mentioned before. But the Deluxe 2 CD sets from Universal Records sound amazing...at least the two I have purchased: REM's Murmur and Who's Next by the Who.
Best Buy currently has a large number of the Universal Deluxe series CD's at $14.99 each. Packaging and sound quality are fantastic. Who's Next is taken from the original master tapes...supposedly for the first time on CD (I understand, though,that Steve Hoffman's earlier version was also taken from the original master tapes).