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question about "American Crown Jewels"

Mon May 26, 2003 1:41 am

I have FTWH, Memphis Sessions (FTD) and Suspicious Minds (BMG). I don't own American Crown Jewels. Could anyone enlighten me which tracks/takes on ACJ are exclusive to that release, are not found on any other official or non-official releases?

Mon May 26, 2003 1:52 am

James -

In my collection [I don't have every unofficial release], the only titles which appear only on American Crown Jewels are:

You'll Think Of Me - Take 7

And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind - Take 6

Kentucky Rain - Take 8

Colin B

Mon May 26, 2003 1:14 pm

Thanks ColinB !

Mon May 26, 2003 2:49 pm

On american crown jewels there is an X rated version of "Only the Strong Survive" which you won't ever find on any FTD/BMG CD.

RKS

Another Option

Mon May 26, 2003 3:02 pm

Instead of looking for American.... you can look foward to Finding the Way home, a great 2-Cd set with a lot of songs on it...

Mon May 26, 2003 4:23 pm

RKSNASHVILLE wrote:On american crown jewels there is an X rated version of "Only the Strong Survive" which you won't ever find on any FTD/BMG CD.

RKS


But he <b>will</b> find it on FTWH which he already says he has (albeit in mono).

Additionally the same track can also be found on the import disc "Animal Instinct"

Sorry, can't give you a concrete answer on what is exclusively on ACJ only though.

Mon May 26, 2003 4:53 pm

What is required to have the complete picture of the American Studio sessions?

FTD Memphis Sessions
Finding The Way Home
American Crown Jewels
Suspicious Minds BMG
The Complete 60's Masters Vol. 1


Anything else?

Mon May 26, 2003 5:08 pm

There are a couple of other releases that offer additional material, but I would say that the ones you’ve listed are the best in terms of both content and quality. There’s an old bootleg LP album titled “Memphis Memories” that featured undubbed masters from acetates, but the sound quality was poor. A CD release titled “From Burbank To Memphis” on the Majo label claimed to feature alternate and undubbed performances from these sessions, but the material included on this release sounded as though it had some of the stereo channels removed to my ears, and I would say the same thing about the Bilko label’s CD “The Other Side Of Memphis” which also included the 1980 remake of “Kentucky Rain” and material from June 1970.

The CD “American Rejects” did feature undubbed and alternate performances taken from acetate in good sound quality, but as it only included seven tracks, and it’s quite an old title now, it could prove to be an expensive purchase. Further information on the three CD titles I have mentioned can be found in the import list section of this site.

Mon May 26, 2003 5:18 pm

RKSNASHVILLE wrote:On american crown jewels there is an X rated version of "Only the Strong Survive" which you won't ever find on any FTD/BMG CD.

RKS

Hello
this version take 7 I think also appear on FTWH as you get almost the full session.

Great track but sounds a little muffled
Regards

Dan

Mon May 26, 2003 5:38 pm

The American Sound Sessions volume 1 to 6..... that should cover the sessions I guess...

Mon May 26, 2003 6:26 pm

Albert,

Do you have any info on the American Sound Sessions volume 1 to 6?
Set lists, whatnot...
I haven't heard of these?

American sound sessions 1 - 6

Mon May 26, 2003 7:33 pm

With thanks to Tom In North Carolina who posted this tracklisting a couple of weeks ago. There are various covers around for this set as the ones I have are different to others I have seen.

AMERICAN SOUND SESSIONS VOL. 1
LONG BLACK LIMOUSINE (takes 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, eight)
LONG BLACK LIMOUSINE (master take 9)
THIS IS THE STORY (master take 2)
COME OUT, COME OUT (instrumental)
WEARIN' THAT LOVED ON LOOK (10 false starts, 3 alt takes)
WEARIN' THAT LOVED ON LOOK (master take 15)
YOU'LL THINK OF ME (takes 1-3, 6)
YOU'LL THINK OF ME (takes 4, 5, 9, 7, 14)
YOU'LL THINK OF ME (master take)
A LITTLE BIT OF GREEN (takes 1, 2)
A LITTLE BIT OF GREEN (master take 3)
GENTLE ON MY MIND (master take)

AMERICAN SOUND SESSIONS VOL. 2
I'M MOVIN' ON (master take 1)
I'M MOVIN' ON (alternate mix)
DON'T CRY DADDY (master take)
DON'T CRY DADDY (undubbed alternate)
POOR MAN'S GOLD (instrumental)
INHERIT THE WIND (master take)
MAMA LIKE THE ROSES (master take)
MY LITTLE FRIEND (master take)
IN THE GHETTO (takes 1-4, 7-11)
IN THE GHETTO (master take 23)
RUBBERNECKIN' (take 1)
RUBBERNECKIN' (master take 2)
HEY JUDE (master take 2)
FROM A JACK TO A KING (takes 1, 2)
FROM A JACK TO A KING (2 false starts, 1 alt take)
FROM A JACK TO A KING (master take 5)
WITHOUT LOVE (takes 1-4)
WITHOUT LOVE (master take 5)

AMERICAN SOUND SESSIONS VOL. 3
SUSPICIOUS MINDS (takes 1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
SUSPICIOUS MINDS (master take eight)
THIS TIME / I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU (informal recording)
TRUE LOVE TRAVELS ON A GRAVEL ROAD (takes 1-eight)
TRUE LOVE TRAVELS ON A GRAVEL ROAD (master take)
STRANGER IN MY OWN HOME TOWN (master take 1)
STRANGER IN MY OWN HOME TOWN (edit remixed version)
AND THE GRASS WON'T PAY NO MIND (takes 1/6)
AND THE GRASS WON'T PAY NO MIND (master take)

AMERICAN SOUND SESSIONS VOL. 4
I'LL HOLD YOU IN MY HEART (master take 1)
I'LL BE THERE (master take 3)
POWER OF MY LOVE (takes 1-6)
POWER OF MY LOVE (master take 7)
AFTER LOVING YOU (takes 1-4)
AFTER LOVING YOU (master take)
DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM (takes 1-10)
DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM (master take)

AMERICAN SOUND SESSIONS VOL. 5
KENTUCKY RAIN (take 1, 4 false starts, 1 alt take)
KENTUCKY RAIN (2 false starts, takes 7-9)
KENTUCKY RAIN (4 false starts, take 10)
KENTUCKY RAIN (master take)
ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE (take 1, 3 false starts, 1 alt take)
ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE (4 falses starts, 1 alt take)
ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE (3 false starts, 1 alt take)
ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE (master take 29)
IT KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTIN' (takes 1, 2)
ONLY THE LONELY (one line)
IT KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTIN' (master take 3)
IF I'M A FOOL (takes 1-3, 5-7)
IF I'M A FOOL (master take 9)

AMERICAN SOUND SESSIONS VOL. 6
ANY DAY NOW (takes 1-12)
ANY DAY NOW (master take)
THE FAIR'S MOVING ON (master take)
MEMORY REVIVAL (instrumental)
WHO AM I (master take)
INSTRUMENTAL
LET'S BE FRIENDS (master take 3)
CHANGE OF HABIT (master take 6)
HAVE A HAPPY (master take 6)
LET US PRAY (master take 5)
NOTE: A GREAT COLLECTION OF 1969 OUTTAKES
LENGTH: 47 minutes
SOUND QUALITY: SOUNDBOARD - EXCELLENT

Mon May 26, 2003 7:38 pm

Thank you for the info Sgt Bilko!

What label was this collection put out by? (sorry for the poor english!)
I have never even heard of this collection - you say the sound quality is excellent... is it stereo or mono?

American set

Mon May 26, 2003 7:46 pm

As far as I know this was a 6 cdr set that was issued without any label info ( please somebody correct me if I am wrong), the sound quality is indeed very good.

Mon May 26, 2003 7:49 pm

elvis-fan wrote:What label was this collection put out by? (sorry for the poor english!)
I have never even heard of this collection - you say the sound quality is excellent... is it stereo or mono?[/color]


This was a CDR only release. It was a good idea to compile and issue all of the available material, and it sounds as though it’s sourced from a number of different releases both official and unofficial. Unfortunately, the original releases used the same cover photo for all six volumes, but alternate cover artwork is now circulating.

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Mon May 26, 2003 7:54 pm

elvis-fan wrote:- you say the sound quality is excellent... is it stereo or mono?


Surely the tracks will be mono or stereo depending on which CD a particular track was taken from - these are only cdr compilations. So the material from FTWH will be mono .........tracks from the Memphis Anthology stereo and so on.

Also this compilation is obsolete since the Memphis Sessions on FTD and the Today Tomorrow and Forever boxset from BMG provided additional material after these CDR's were put together.

Tue May 27, 2003 1:07 am

Thanks to everybody who participated in this topic for this valuable info!