Another vinyl version of a FTD release saw the light last month.
What can I say other than that I’d rather see Ann Margret on 12” than on 5”. Without kidding, the set is perfectly styled into the detail, even the labels are beautiful with the old RCA Victor logo, including Nipper. It’s great to really hold something in your hands like this!
Of course you don’t need this set for the songs, since you probably have the CD release already. I am one of those that still think that vinyl sounds better than CDs. To me the sound is fuller and richer than the CD version. When I want to play music and pick a CD and put it in my player, but when I really want to listen to music I prefer vinyl.
I am particularly happy with this release, since it is one of the few movies that has an above average soundtrack. The only minor of vinyl is that I have to stand up to skip Santa Lucia (which I was too lazy for). Okay, my laziness makes it another minor that I have to stand up to turn the record after a little quarter of an hour. Santa Lucia is the only track on the set that gives me that tendency to skip. The duets with Ann Margret You’re The Boss and The Lady Loves Me are fun (but I prefer the solo version of Today, Tomorrow And Forever) and the title track is certainly in my Top 20 Elvis songs, I always had a weak spot for C’mon Everybody and Today, Tomorrow and Forever (solo).
To me this is a real collector’s item, and I’d love to see these vinyl release pop up more often!