The latest outings of FTD are the infamous album Elvis (the Fool album) and a concert that has been released on bootleg several times before (Power of Zhazam! and One Night Only!). First to be played: the Boston show.
Personally I like the link to the Madison Square Garden album, but I would have gone further and take a full size picture of Elvis, like on the MSG album… they are available looking at Madison’s One Night Only! Furthermore it is quite impossible to compare a regular FTD with a Madison release design-wise. Madison wins hands down.
As said, the show has been released a couple of times before. Where the Madison release was an enormous jump forwards compared with the older Power Of Zhazam!, this FTD gives no improvements. I saw some exaggerating comments about being a disaster, but in my ears it is not that bad. It is just what you prefer. I do prefer One Night Only! because it’s more clear. This outing sounds a bit compressed, but I can imagine that some think that the Madison release was too sharp.
Show-wise, for those who have no idea: of all shows I have this certainly belongs to the best 10 percent. It is a pity that FTD didn’t have a complete tape either, so again How Great Thou Art and the introductions are incomplete. Some should have told the engineer to use two tape desks ;-)
For the die hard fan a useless release, unless he or she is a completist and wants to have the entire FTD collection. To those that missed the Madison release, this might be a welcome disc.