Having already bought most of the Follow That Dream releases - a couple of which (the Jungle Room Sessions and Memphis Sessions) I play continually, I was looking forward to hearing New Year's Eve. I'm not disappointed - it's pretty much as I expected - but that's mainly becaue I knew beforehand that it was "recorded live from the audience".
This means, of course, that quality is not exactly top-notch - it's not even middle notch. It's hard sometimes to listen to the music while blocking out the various screams, and the clapping.
That said, a chance to hear Elvis doing Auld Lang Syne is welcome, and Early Morning Rain has always been one of my favourites. Some songs are rushed and some are sung, like You Gave Me a Mountain, from the heart.
This is a double CD, so there's plenty on it for your money.
Finally, given that it's stated on the sleeve (I still talk like it's a record) that "priority has been given to historical content".