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Sun Jul 13, 2003 2:23 pm

There's no doubt some brush work was used to make a thinner Elvis on FEPB LP. Still a great pic.
Most of the 70s' covers were cheap and nasty and generally better photos could and should have been chosen.
I like the Memphis Live cover but to me it would have been more logical to include photos from the concert along with the Graceland shots and make it a special presentation.
The TROUBLE single photo was better than the Today photo.

Sun Jul 13, 2003 10:34 pm

woodleyjohn wrote:I always kind of liked this pair of LPs. Don't see them around much in the second hand bins.


Those LP's take me back. I remember at the time actually getting charged separately for each album. It wasn't until later I read on the corner of them, saying if you bought one, you got the other FREE!

Kind of bugs me, even now.

Should I search for the receipt? :roll: It was only about twenty years ago! :wink:

Mon Jul 14, 2003 1:10 am

I'm glad others have observed the unflattering pictures that RCA used of Elvis on some of his 1970's albums. I thought that the Elvis picture on the Aloha album was awlful. He looks fat and his mouth was contorted! I agree with the comment on the Promised Land LP also- couldn't they have done better! Speaking of unflattering- what about the pasting of Elvis heads on the snowmen of the cover of Wonderful World of Christmas? Could Elvis be taken seriously with goofy album art like that?


Mon Jul 14, 2003 9:25 am

The "Love Letters from Elvis" cover never appealed to me although I have no complaint with the pics used, just didn't like the set up that much.


Mon Jul 14, 2003 1:59 pm

Agree about the Love Letters From Elvis album. Nolan mentioned the photos were blurry on the cover, I looked again at the album and didn't find them to be blurry- maybe a few drinks will do the trick!


Mon Jul 14, 2003 6:58 pm

They're definitely blurry on my "Love Letters" LP -- maybe I've got a collectors' item!

Mine is a New Zealand pressing, and maybe the LP cover was a poor copy or something. I do seem to remember seeing the cover in crisper focus elsewhere, now that you mention it. Still, not the greatest design.

And, yeah, the 1971 Christmas album? Weird.

Tue Jul 15, 2003 3:25 am

I remember a comment that a friend of mine- (he was a casual Elvis fan)- made after purchasing the On Stage album in 1970. He looked at the cover and said: "Is he wearing a bunch of necklaces or something?" My friend was talking about the part of Elvis' costume that adorned his neck area. Take a look at the On Stage album and see if you can see what he saw. Again, the casual Elvis fan was bound to be put off.


Tue Jul 15, 2003 5:04 am

I've always enjoyed (The Fool) Elvis cover and TTWII from the 70s. KISS wins hands down for the best LP covers over the 70's IMO only.