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.