Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:49 am
Jay33 wrote:What about an album of only Alternate takes? They could call it Alternate Elvis. There's some potential in a project like this and Scott's idea of a Life story. Why doesn't RCA use more creativity and judgment to what will sell in the long run then what will sell now? I don't have time right now to go through a list of outtakes that exists but will later.
Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:06 am
Jay33 wrote:What about an album of only Alternate takes? They could call it Alternate Elvis.
Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:15 am
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Sat Jun 03, 2006 2:40 am
ChrisM wrote:Jay33 wrote:What about an album of only Alternate takes? They could call it Alternate Elvis.
...or maybe even Essential Elvis. You could even do 4 disc boxed sets of alternate takes for the general public and create a special label for the more dedicated fans.
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Sat Jun 03, 2006 9:48 am
Kylan wrote:Hey Jay, why dont u just kick back and enjoy the voluminous amount of Elvis music there is already available? a novel concept i know.
Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:24 pm
Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:43 pm
KiwiAlan wrote:I assume that this "alternate" album would be on the SonyBMG general label as we already have them on FTD.
How would you market this to the public? Whatever you do it will be perceived as containing tracks not considered acceptable at the time for original release. Would the general public be interested in such a venture when they can buy the "proper" masters?. Why would they want to buy second or third best? I am not talking about fans here.
I would rather go the rare (to general public) route. A folk album could have wide appeal.
But a real shot in the arm would be a duets disc. Imagine Bob Dylan duetting on Tomorrow Is A long Time. Why not. They are both in the SonyBMG stable. Gordon Lightfoot on Early Morning Rain, etc etc .
Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:41 pm
Sat Jun 03, 2006 9:08 pm
When Elvis Is Back was deleted, Such A Night was kept. That shows that obviously some genius at BMG thought that Joe Public would prefer an alternate album to one of the strongest Elvis albums ever.
Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:07 pm
Jay33 wrote:Keith Richards, Jr. wrote:Actuallt I don't think people care too much about alternate takes. In fact "Close-Up" sold so poorly that Sony BMG probably won't release anything like it again. Fact.
Keith Richards, Jr.
Probably because it sucked so bad. Only good thing about it was the unreleased concert with mediocre mix on disc 4 Live In Texas.
Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:01 am
Jay33 wrote: Joe public would be interested to hear what different songs of EP it would feature along with outtakes of classic #1's also inlcuded. But some here just don't get that. They are so spoiled and stuck on FTD's
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