OK, let me start with the well known fact that ELVIS NOW could have been a better album, if the right songs from the 1971 sessions had been chosen. However, the record still contains some goodies like EARLY MORNING RAIN, PUT YOUR HAND IN THE HAND or WE CAN MAKE THE MORNING.
Unfortunately the outtakes -at least some of them- reveal a somewhat stoned sounding King and even being straight Elvis never reached the level on which he had delivered the year before. His voice sounded weaker in 1971 and his style of singing seemed to have changed a little, too.
Nevertheless I think that songs like HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT or UNTIL ITS TIME FOR YOU TO GO sound better without the overdubbs.
In all I'd say the release is a good one. Not because I like everything on it, but it's very well done by FTD. The Digi-pak looks great, the booklet is well done and Vic Anesini once again did a very good job on the remastering.
If you are into the CLASSIC ALBUMS like me this one is a must have. It may not be the King's best album, but you'll never get it in a better sound!