If you're an obsessive Presley collector, then this might be for you - containing, as it does, exhaustive out-takes and studio chat from the 1958 sessions that created the material on the original USA version of Elvis' Golden Records Volume 2 (The orginal UK version contained additional, pre-'58 tracks).
Presley was at his peak with this material, and he gives some of the greatest rock performances of all time. He and and the band were simply at one with each other; no prima donna's, no guitarist trying to upstage anyone - just joyful, skillful, trail-blazing rock 'n roll.
Shame then about the sound on this release. I bought it in hopes that there would be a sound quality improvement over the 'Complete 60's Masters' issued in the late 90's. There isn't. Although nearly 10 years on, with major advances in sound processing taking place over that time, this new release is blighted throughout by the same bland and utterly unexciting sound. Basically it's been over-processed; if you're a techno, you'll be able hear the processing in the way the bass and high treble behave. If you're a music fan, you'll just be left wondering what all the fuss was ever about.
Preferable option is to lay your hands on the first CD version of Golden Records Volume 2 released circa 1988. The sound isn't perfect, but it retains some of the original dynamics and excitement. As as to this current release on the FTD label, FTD in this context can only mean For The Desparate.