To me, 35 8P (i.e., both CSR Japan for Japan with that cat. no. and the early CSR Japan for US discs with that cat. no. as the matrix code near the hub) with pre emphasis actually is brighter although probably has higher Dynamic Range (DR). Certain high frequencies sound "dirty" to me, which to me usually means certain high frequencies were EQ'd up and certain middle-to-high frequencies were EQ'd down. To me, 35 8P is "good enough" with the sparse presentation that many people here seem to like, but does not sound as close to the original LP as the early US DADC CD does. Typically, I like a CD pressing that sounds the closest to the original LP mastering, unless I actually find a CD pressing that sounds "better".