I suspect Amazon would just delete the image again, and I'd rather not threaten the longevity of my review. They could have pulled that, as well, but haven't, thus far.
Anyone can download a copy of Audacity and open tracks one at a time, to inspect the peak levels of any CD. Interestingly, the tracks on the Dark Knight Rises CD have all been peak-limited below the absolute peak of 0 dB, and thus, technically speaking, there is absolutely no clipping on this CD - contrary to my over-simplified claims.
It's obvious, however, that the clipping (damage) was done PRIOR to applying compression and peak-limiting - to force the entire track to fit the producer's ideal. So you end up with signals that are hitting a false ceiling, instead of using the entire dynamic range available to 16-bit audio. Thus, the audible dynamic range is compromised through compression, making the low-gain signals louder and the high-gain signals softer, all the while TECHNICALLY avoiding any evidence of true clipping - where the wave forms would have to hit the 0 dB level.
It's all very cleverly designed to raise the average (RMS) gain of the song so that it sounds "LOUD" when played over the radio, or on cheap MP3 players, and that includes iPods when used with ear cheap buds. When you listen to music in a car, there is so much road noise and, perhaps, fan noise, that the softer portions of the music cannot be heard, much less enjoyed, without turning up the volume. Then, if the track was mastered with anything close to the dynamic range that 16-bit audio can support, a drum hit or other high-level signal that comes along would only have the listener scrambling to turn down the volume. This same situation occurs with people who walk the streets, ride trains, or subways, etc. wearing ear buds to listen to their iPods. Once again, the consumer's equipment fails to isolate his ears from all the ambient noise that would interfere with his ability to hear/enjoy low-level signals amidst high-level signals in any track that's mastered with a decent amount of dynamic range.
Ironically, there seems to be a social-correctness movement toward the use of isolating headphones (like the Philips CitiScape Downtown) and IEMs - not for the purpose of enjoying tracks mastered with greater dynamic range, but rather, to avoid offending thy neighbors - a worthy cause, to be sure, as I don't miss the boom box days when people walked the streets with them on their shoulders - but I can't help but wonder how many people have purchased isolating products with the desire to reduce their impact on fellow travelers, without the first inkling of the benefit isolation offers with recordings that have good dynamic range.
In short, greed demands that the needs of the many be met rather than the needs of the few, and the average Joe Consumer is none the wiser that he is paying for music that was severely compromised in an effort to accommodate audio equipment and listening conditions which are themselves severely compromised.
I submit that if the industry had never compromised the mastering of music that's sold to Joe Consumer, he might be using better equipment, today, including IEMs instead of ear buds, closed headphones instead of open, cars that include improved sound insulation along with high-end audio upgrades, etc.)
We are the misfits, my friends. We are the abnormal minority and thus, have no voice.