It's a matter of 'feel'. The person mastering the project chose certain amounts of timing between each song. It's certainly subjective. I decided to ask for a little bit more space between a few of them. I like the dust to settle from the last song before we move on to the next. It's something people probably never think about, but I do. It's my project, why not ask for what I'd like, right?
So they made the changes and sent me a new CD to approve. In the meantime, my producer asked for one of the songs to be remixed. Didn't feel the piano stood out enough. And I requested a change in one of the songs. A section (about 2 seconds long) that was starting to bother me. My producer told me that no one is going to hear what I hear, but again, I decided that since I have paid for this project with blood, sweat, tears and money, I want it to be just the way I'd like it. He graciously allowed me to state my preference.
So, we will wait a little bit longer until the 2 songs are remixed and a new ref CD will appear. And I'll listen, one more time.
Good news: the front cover has been designed and agreed on. When I get the green light, I'll let you see it.