The first moment I opened this vinyl and dropped the needle on the record, Elvis@Stax delivered!! Organ and cowbell flowed through my Dynaudios clear as a bell and the barn-burning - "Promised Land" sounded - almost like the magnificent STAX/ TCB Band was in the room! Moreover - FANTASTIC sound hit me and this release is definitely one of the best sounding Elvis vinyls to own -- warm but revealing, the sound is deliciously good. Separation is superb with nuances popping out on most tracks...The vinyl is thick and heavyweight (180gram). The STAX material has never sounded so good... The FTD release vinyls are wonderful but do NOT match the sound here. Whether it's pop, gospel, rock, or R&B - the potpourri STAX sessions has it all - highly recommended!