FTD’s vinyl version of Now has seen the light of day. I was pretty positive about the FTD CD version of the album, how about this version?
The weirdest thing about this LP-set is not leaving out Hey Jude, but the addition of For Lovin’ Me and Love Me, Love The Life I Lead (takes 5,6) . Those two songs weren’t on the CD and appear on this set.
The weird compilation that the original was echoes in this version because the different sessions obviously sound pretty different on vinyl (or were hard to master the same way). Where Sylvia and For Lovin’ Me are mindblowing on vinyl, the other songs do not benefit that much of this superior medium.
All together the album might not be Elvis’ strongest material, but I did enjoy listening to it and it will find my turntable more often for sure!