A Few More Details From The FTD Label

Here are a few more details on the April live CD and replacement of the "So High" CDs. April 1st release: “The Man With The Golden Belt” As mentioned before, the April 1st. 2004 release will be a soundboard recording from January 1971 in Las Vegas. The FTD label is currently examining the 5 shows they have for the exact content of the CD and may very well choose a show that has already been out on bootleg and add the best from the other shows. There’s quite a lot of distortion on some of these recordings making our options somewhat limited. The general idea behind FTD’s release of soundboards is to document as many hotel engagements and tours as possibly – unfortunately we don’t have shows from all of these, and in some cases we may only have one or two from each. “So High” replacement CD’s You probably have all experienced complaints about a digital glitch on the “So High” track on the CD of the same name. FTD will send your replacement CD’s in plain bags with the April release (you will receive as many as you ordered on your initial order). They do it this way to secure that anyone will not have substantial extra costs sending these out. They are sorry about this unfortunate situation, but the mistake happened in the glass mastering, after the label had already approved the master.
Source: For CD Collectors Only / Updated: Jan 21, 2004 
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Stacey75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 22, 2004report abuse
And Paul Dowling is asking his customers to return the defective cd to have it replaced! My distributor told me to keep the defective copy, that FTD will send out replacements, cd only to everyone who ordered, FTD is not asking to return the defective cd's, beware of Paul Dowling!
Paul Reno (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 22, 2004report abuse
That's really good to be able to get a replacement... but... I bought mine from an Elvis event in Dartford, in the UK. It was from a guy in the corner selling genuine FTD products; but I don't even know the guy's name, let alone his contact address! What quality control procedures do FTD have when they get their CD's mastered? Surely someone, somewhere, is at least checking on the process before the CD's are packaged and despatched? It doesn't fill me with confidence when a badly mastered batch of CD's are released without anyone finding out until the fans have complained. Let's hope they have learned from this mistake.
E.J.F... (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2004report abuse
I too am confused as to how will I get a replacement if I find that my copy which I have ordered from Amazon UK and have yet to receive to be faulty. Can Ernst or anyone please help?
Matt W (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2004report abuse
I haven't ordered 'So High' yet, if I do so now, will I get the faulty version, or the fixed version?
dismas (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2004report abuse
Pardon my ignorance, but I'm still a bit confused about the replacement issue. I bought my two copies of "So High" through 'Elvis-Today.' Does the above update mean that the 'E-T' fanzine will service me with two replacement copies with my next order? Thanks.

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