As may be known by now, I am a huge vinyl supporter, and FTD delighted me with yet another set in their classic album series, this time the historic How Great Thou Art album.
As with all classic series releases, this set is superb into the smallest details. Heavy vinyl, quality printing, in other words… another jewel in the FTD (vinyl) treasury. If only all FTD releases got this quality treatment!
The artwork is not much different from the CD-set, the same memorabilia and photo shoots are used, including the original publicity shot of the picture of Elvis on the front cover.
I guess if you don’t know the content, you wouldn’t be on this site. To me it’s not the favourite gospel-session, but still it is of a quality that is outstanding. The original album is historic because of this quality, it gave Elvis his first Grammy after all.
The only minor I found is this set that one of the – to me – worst songs Elvis ever recorded (disregarding the soundtracks) Beyond The Reef is included.
This release proofs once again that a CD can’t beat the good old vinyl sound wise!
This is great for collectors and music lovers that really like to listen to the music instead of just hear it!