With a “little” delay the 2LP set of the 1974 show in Memphis arrived last week, being FTD’s most recent outing on vinyl.
I saw quite some complaints about the cover. I do actually like it more than the original, which didn’t fit the content at all. Usually RCA put live pictures on studio album, and now they had a live album they put a photo of is house on it?! The venue, okay, but they should have saved the Graceland pic for From Elvis Presley Boulevard. Maybe it’s not the best picture to be found, but again, I see not much wrong in it and like the whole presentation, with the original reviews at the inside.
We all know the content by heart now, I suppose. First we got the incomplete thing with ridiculous audience mixes on the original LP, then we got a good bootleg on one of the best bootleg labels ever and finally FTD came with the complete show on CD. Now we have it on vinyl too. Being the vinyl lover I am I tend to think it sounds better than the CD version, especially noticed in the separation of (background) voices. The difference is not as big as in some other cases thou, maybe because it is a live recording.
A nice collectable, giving that great feeling of having good vinyl in your hands… and a real cover!