This is rich, beautiful stuff, integrating his early lightness into his increasingly heavy later sound. These are the late sets for his last stand- "Consecration" is the first sets. So far, I like these a lot better, but to be honest, the recording isn't great - high quality as far as unauthorized recordings go, but a bit noisy. I'd be inclined to dock it as much as a full star for that, except that the playing is so amazing. You probably don't need to hear all 8 disks in one sitting - he sure didn't play them that way - but you need to hear them all, even if you can only download a disk at a time. Or start by downloading all the versions of Nardis. :-) Either way, note that the tags do NOT include disk numbers. Plan accordingly.