I got a copy of Live Alive by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble for free from a coworker. This disc was released in 1986 and by the looks of this thing, it could be a first pressing. The disc was all scratched up, but iTunes ripped it without complaint. When I went to listen today on my iPod through my e2cs I kept hearing little pops and clicks that were supremely annoying. Anyway, I took the disc out again today and tried to rip with EAC, but the track progress was moving in 0.1% increments for a total estimated time of 24 hours and it was giving me read and sync errors. So I said screw it and headed off to the bathroom with an old tshirt. I dropped a nice healthy bead of Aquafresh toothpaste on the disc and rubbed in circles for a while. Then I added some water to the tshirt and rubbed some more. Finally I put a lot of water on the shirt and wiped the toothpaste off. Then I repeated the whole process and stuck the disc back in my DVD-RW drive. EAC ripped about half the tracks at 100%, and the rest mostly at 99.8% or 99.9%. Two tracks ripped at 99.5% and 99.6%. So if you've got a disc that was alive to remember the rise and fall of parachute pants and looks like Joan Rivers' face, it might be worthwhile to give it a quick polish with some toothpaste. BTW, is 99.5% quality an acceptable level?