I wouldn't call it a classic release. The sound is poor for a soundboard recording and I don't believe that a first generation tape was used. Elvis wasn't at the peak of his powers, too and so everything was just going it's way. The normal songs sung the normal way. Here and there Elvis made a funny remark and at some point even the band jokingly played Jingle Bells (after Elvis had done Blue Christmas). Although there are a few interesting tracks, nothing is really special. A nice enough cd, but not more.