Dream Theater – New Album Coming Soon | Official Site
The 5.1 mix is DVD-Audio. Not sure if the Deluxe Edition includes the FLAC files or not (I have the Collector's Edition). HDTracks will be getting the new album tomorrow, hopefully in 96/24.
Encore was Pull Me Under, Another Day and Metropolis. Thought they might do the full album after PMU and AD, but they closed with Metropolis. Was a fantastic show!
Dream Theater isn't showing up on the ACL Live site's calendar, and everything I've seen has a TBA start time. A friend of mine called the ACL office and they didn't even know that Dream Theater was performing on July 7. Personally, I'm waiting until I see a confirmed start time, and ticket availability on the ACL Live site.
I received my box set this week with all items intact. The box got a little dinged up in shipping, but that's OK.
My only comment is that I find the turntable mat to be of dubious quality. It's pretty much a felt cutout with some silkscreened designs on it. The rest of the set is well done, though.
I received a confirmation that my order shipped yesterday. I also received an email today with estimated delivery times. Of particular interest was this item:
USA Free Mail (1-4 weeks)
Free Shipping inside the USA via United States Postal Service Media Mail. Delivery time estimated from a 3 to 4 weeks. This service is available for domestic orders of $40 or more and cannot be tracked.
By selecting this shipping method, I understand and accept that The End Records and The Omega Mail Order does not take any responsibility for lost or stolen packages. This shipping method can take up to 4 weeks for delivery and is subject to being held by local customs agencies. The End Records and The Omega Mail Order will not provide a refund or replacement in the case that any order under this shipping method does not arrive to its destination. The End Records and The Omega Mail Order does provide other delivery methods that provide insurance, delivery confirmation, and tracking. Please review these methods at the time of checkout.
Interesting that the only shipping option for me was the "Free US Mail" option -- one which apparently absolves them of any responsibility if the shipment never makes it to me. None of the information listed above is available at checkout (I used Google Checkout), so I'm not sure how they can get away with such a claim.
Here's hoping my box set makes it to me intact...