Release Me, Let Me Go - August-September 1973 - Custom FTD Artwork

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Release Me, Let Me Go - August-September 1973 - Custom FTD Artwork

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I was unimpressed by the cheap looking cover that FTD put together for the upcoming set, the lack of a proper title also was disappointing.

The cover photo has always been a favourite of mine and I've always wanted to use it for custom artwork, thank you stibman for a HQ version. The new title was chosen because of how Elvis was feeling on the Hilton and Vegas.

Hope you all like my efforts.
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Really nice that, much better than the FTD one, their concert releases' cover art has been a bit lacking recently :(
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Gamma Master wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:06 pm
Really nice that, much better than the FTD one, their concert releases' cover art has been a bit lacking recently :(
Thank you Gamma for the comments. I've never quite understood why Ernst doesn't reach out to fans to create the artwork for soundboard releases, there are some very talented people on here, their work deserves to be shown through FTD.
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Elvis2000 wrote:
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I've never quite understood why Ernst doesn't reach out to fans to create the artwork for soundboard releases, there are some very talented people on here
I've had the same thought, presumably to reduce costs, which is understandable, but attractive cover art really gives FTD releases a much more professional finish, which you would expect from the official label.
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Simply Outstanding!!! Great work!
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Excellent cover. My only minor preference would be to have the show date on the cover spine for easy access. Thanks

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Great work. Way better than the original one. I totally agree that FTD's covers are sometimes not really top notch.... Well....

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P.S.: Maybe skip the "Victor" logo since in '73 they only used RCA - as far as I remember
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At the very least, that damned monkey is off of his back.

It chaps my ass.
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Rob wrote:
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At the very least, that damned monkey is off of his back.

It chaps my ass.
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Quit it, Gamma!
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Very good and great works Elvis2000 :)