Viv, as per one of the links you posted, Linn owned up to a series of their recordings having been recorded at 96khz by the original record label, but having passed through a 44.1k device somewhere in the process and hence truncated. Is it not possible that this is the case here?
Indeed it is, Julian, I just want them to admit to that, own up & give me a refund, as they couldn't be bothered to let me know. They've 'pulled' other recordings in the past & they may also have done this with 'In Session', but may have then replaced it with the 'proper' material at some point after I purchased it.
Concerning Linn's recording, they only admitted to the error after buyers complained about the issue. For Linn not to know of the issue beforehand, shows a lack of their own internal testing process. This is how I feel about HDTracks right now.
For them to not let previous purchasers of this error, unintentional or not, is what really makes me angry.
If they know about it & are still selling the album as it was when I bought it, well, that's just ridiculous & downright cheeky.
If I were to sell some music as HD 24/96, perhaps MisterMat's 'Groans of Pleasure: The MMStreamer Concerto', well, I'd make sure all of Matthew's groans were in high resolution & not just upsampled from the CD version, however fantastic that may be. Matthew, how do you fancy being recorded at a lowly 16/44.1, upsampled to 24/96 & then sold to the public as HD. We could record it in mono perhaps & then use some software to pseodo-stereoise it- they won't know any difference, will they?!