Balla et Ses Balladins - Objectif Perfection
Finally found the time to rip both discs and add all the track info according to the best of my knowledge. In typical Japanese fashion the album is excessively loud; the first track has an average bit rate of 1228 kbps when converted to Apple Lossless. That might be a new record for me. Typically the louder the track, the higher the bit rate tends to be. Still, in a quick track by track comparison to the iTunes version, which I had already purchased in the past, the CD rip is a clear winner. Dunno if the differences are just between lossy and lossless, or if there are also small differences in the actual mix - not interested enough to do a more thorough comparison just to find that out. So glad I bought this CD now, even if it is loud as hell (mixed by Shuichi Watanabe and mastered by John Davis).
Edit: The DR value for the album is 5, by the way.