Dear Mr. Harley,
A few Months back I stumbled across Peter Belt's Web page and tried out the technique on freezing CD's. It worked and again from a scientific perspective, freezing for only three hours, rapidly de-frosting then repeating the technique. While searching i stumbled across your stereophile article and agree with Ed Meitner's explanations of the phenomena (and not Mr. Belt's.) Ed Meitner also mentioned blacking out the label side or bars or something? i would like to know what you know about this and how i can go about trying it out for myself.