Last week the new FTD pile arrived: four CDs and a 2LP-set. I picked the one I was looking forward to the most first: Jailhouse Rock.
The design is like the whole classic album series, tasteful and well documented. This time the production is of far better quality than with volume 1.
Outtakes and the original EP fill these two CDs. What can I say other than this is why I became an Elvis-fan. No, I am not that old, but Jailhouse Rock was re-released in the early seventies and caught me immediately. The nearly a capella version of Young and Beautiful is one of the highlights, but it is hard to name one at all, since to me it is one huge highlight.
The listening pleasure is even better than with Volume 1, because there is more alteration on this set, which is in perfect sound quality.
Whenever I want to hear something different from the regular recordings I’ll grab something like this and certainly not those re-recordings that seem to be so popular these days, which is in my ears unbelievable.
This set makes perfectly clear that it still is nice to be an Elvis-fan, no matter what happens in the world around it.