Originally Posted by Sach
does it not also depend on the playback device? we had an album professionally mastered where we requested a few tracks have no gap between them. When he played them back in his studio they were exactly as we wanted them but I have not found a convential CD player yet that does not impart a 1-2 second gap between tracks (I should mention I've only tried it on cheapo consumer CD players, car stereo's and DVD players)
I haven't had a problem with CD players but I have found this with some DVD players. I needed a cheap CD player for checking burns in my studio a few years ago and I found it was way cheaper to buy a DVD player. It used to have a pause/gap in between songs. I had to go and buy a CD player anyway.