These tapes have been lovingly transferred to the digital medium. Stripped down and laid bare they sound better than most of the official Elvis Presley RCA catalogue could ever hope to. The stereo soundstage is fabulous. To complement Elvis' vocals (which are very 'up there' and clear) the drums, bass and piano sound outstanding and I cannot overstate this even if I tried. With a good sound system the King hasn't left the building, he's in your living room! The best FTD release to date IMO. Period.