I received new Recovery media. Installed a fresh system, recreated new recovery media. The newly generated recovery media installed properly. There was obviously a defect in the system installed software that prevented accurate recovery media to be created. I appreciate Sony's Advanced Customer Response team's quick response to this issue and making it right.
My recommendation, always make a partition copy of the master boot record, and partitions 1 and 2 so they can be restored to a new disk if need be and recovery media is not handy or useful.