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Re: Eight Soundtracks On QVC

Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:01 am

I just listened to G.I. Blues, again it has the same ISRCs as on the Franklin Mint set and no difference in sound quality. What Ernst said is absolutely true, SONY is using the new transfers and they sound great.

Bottom line, buy the new soundtracks with confidence that you will be getting the best sound. If you bought the 36 CD Franklin Mint set, you already have these in the same quality. Still, very glad to see these in the catalogue.

MT

Re: Eight Soundtracks On QVC

Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:08 am

MysteryTrain wrote:I just listened to G.I. Blues, again it has the same ISRCs as on the Franklin Mint set and no difference in sound quality. What Ernst said is absolutely true, SONY is using the new transfers and they sound great.

Bottom line, buy the new soundtracks with confidence that you will be getting the best sound. If you bought the 36 CD Franklin Mint set, you already have these in the same quality. Still, very glad to see these in the catalogue.

MT


How well does Qvc package for shipping?

Re: Eight Soundtracks On QVC

Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:05 am

Two questions: QVC packs extremely well - no problem (air bags to protect the CD, etc.). The sound is superior to the Double Features and far superior to what was presented on FTD in the case of "Frankie And Johnny." I've only listened to "Viva Las Vegas," "Frankie And Johnny" and "G.I. Blues."

One note: The ISRCs on "Frankie and Johnny" are identical to the ones on the download available a couple years ago; however, the ISRCs on "G.I. Blues" are different than what was on the download (later in sequence). In both cases, they are identical to those on the Franklin Mint set.

MT

Re: Eight Soundtracks On QVC

Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:21 am

Are these the same transfer as Elvis At The Movies?

Re: Eight Soundtracks On QVC

Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:47 pm

I ordered. Even with tax added it is whithin pennies as being the same total price as amazon. I took the cheepest postage so mine will be here around the 27th of this month.

Re: Eight Soundtracks On QVC

Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:57 pm

People wonder why remaster and remaster and remaster again, and it's tough to express sometimes why there's always hope for improvement.

Words don't always express this -- I've heard too much unsubstantiated opinion, too much praise of projects that are technically inferior, even obviously so. Even sound samples can be misleading when people don't carefully balance volumes or other factors.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

The previous "definitive" version of Viva Las Vegas was certainly the FTD, and yet it was terribly compromised by compression.

Take a look at the left channel (top line) of the title track ... How could that sound anything but loud, clipped and awful?

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Here, finally, is the way it should look, from the new release.

Pretty as a picture I say.

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Yes, you have to hear it to believe it, but I do think this gives a pretty graphic indication of why you might want to spring for the results of the latest remastering effort -- at least if you care anything about good sound.
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Re: Eight Soundtracks On QVC

Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:02 pm

thanks for those scans - they speak volumes

Re: Eight Soundtracks On QVC

Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:24 pm

I'm doing more A-B comparisons right now.

I'd say right now that Viva Las Vegas is the winner for most obvious "remastering."

Girl Happy is easily second so far (bye-bye reverb), though my guess is that if you have the recent refreshed FTD, you've got this covered. I didn't buy the revised FTD, so I can't confirm that for myself, but it seems a quite logical deduction.

Roustabout, obviously, was in pretty serious need of a review, as it hasn't had a clean sweep since the DF series. However, a cursory listen shows that some of the old efforts seem to hold up pretty well, compared with the new edition. There are some obvious differences on some tracks, so I'd say Roustabout is certainly worth the price of admission.

It's interesting to see which tracks have improved and which, it seems, may have been brought along about as much as they could be on previous releases.

One thing that really confuses me is how the same team credited for the Girls! Girls! Girls! FTD, which came out in (IIRC) late 2007, has a release only a few years later that has some obvious differences when you A-B the two. I don't get that at all, considering the new remastering project was under way in 2007. It's kind of hard to come up with a sensible chronology on how that might have happened, so something odd is going on there -- different person making the final choices? I do not know.
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Re: Eight Soundtracks On QVC

Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:52 pm

Thanks elvissessions. You are conferming with measurements what we hear with our ears. Even listening to the QVC video I could tell that things seemed pretty much upgraded. Many here on the board are critical of upgrading Elvis' music whereas I welcome it!! :) The better it sounds the more I can enjoy it.

Re: Eight Soundtracks On QVC

Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:59 pm

L Ray wrote:Thanks elvissessions. You are conferming with measurements what we hear with our ears. Even listening to the QVC video I could tell that things seemed pretty much upgraded. Many here on the board are critical of upgrading Elvis' music whereas I welcome it!! :) The better it sounds the more I can enjoy it.


Bang on!

Re: Eight Soundtracks On QVC

Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:01 pm

Would be interesting to compare

Japanese
pre 2007
2009
FTD

versions of the same song

Re: Eight Soundtracks On QVC

Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:37 pm

THEMEMPHISFAN wrote:I'm ALL-FOR sound upgrades, but it pisses me off that we spent our money on expensive FTD issues that should've had the best possible sound already.
Some will say, "Well, the technology they have access to now wasn't available just a few years ago". Bull crap. I don't believe that for one second. I believe it was simply an unwillingness to put in the time, effort, and cost to "get it right" back then.
Also, I think it's just another planned selling gimmick by Sony to get people to repurchase the same music for the sake of "improved sound quality".


Hear hear!

Re: Eight Soundtracks On QVC

Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:22 pm

Here are the ISRCs for "Elvis 75" (European Edition):

ELVIS 75, Disc 1 (European Edition)

TRACK 01 Heartbreak Hotel
ISRC USRC15602846

TRACK 02 Blue Suede Shoes
ISRC USRC15602848

TRACK 03 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
ISRC USRC15602862

TRACK 04 Hound Dog
ISRC USRC15602857

TRACK 05 Blue Moon
ISRC USRC15408328

TRACK 06 Love Me Tender
ISRC USRC15605813

TRACK 07 Too Much
ISRC USRC15604928

TRACK 08 All Shook Up
ISRC USRC15705814

TRACK 09 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
ISRC USRC15705817

TRACK 10 Paralyzed
ISRC USRC15602854

TRACK 11 (Let’s Have A) Party
ISRC USRC15705821

TRACK 12 Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do
ISRC USRC15703610

TRACK 13 Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
ISRC USRC15602860

TRACK 14 Trying To Get To You
ISRC USRC15501857

TRACK 15 Jailhouse Rock
ISRC USRC15705223

TRACK 16 Don’t
ISRC USRC10000255

TRACK 17 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
ISRC USRC15805824

TRACK 18 Hard Headed Woman
ISRC USRC15805050

TRACK 19 King Creole
ISRC USRC15803623

TRACK 20 One Night
ISRC USRC15703614

TRACK 21 (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I
ISRC USRC15803930

TRACK 22 A Big Hunk O’ Love
ISRC USRC15805822

TRACK 23 Stuck On You
ISRC USRC16005826

TRACK 24 A Mess Of Blues
ISRC USRC16005833

TRACK 25 It’s Now Or Never
ISRC USRC16001349

ELVIS 75, Disc 2 (European Edition)

TRACK 01 Are You Lonesome Tonight
ISRC USRC16001348

TRACK 02 Wooden Heart
ISRC USRC16001757

TRACK 03 Surrender
ISRC USRC16005828

TRACK 04 Wild In The Country
ISRC USA820800311

TRACK 05 (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame
ISRC USRC16103628

TRACK 06 Rock A Hula Baby
ISRC USRC16101761

TRACK 07 Can’t Help Falling In Love
ISRC USRC16107318

TRACK 08 Good Luck Charm
ISRC USRC16105831

TRACK 09 She’s Not You
ISRC USRC16201352

TRACK 10 Return To Sender
ISRC USRC16201769

TRACK 11 One Broken Heart For Sale
ISRC USRC16208528

TRACK 12 (You’re The) Devil In Disguise
ISRC USRC16305834

TRACK 13 Bossa Nova Baby
ISRC USRC16307139

TRACK 14 Kiss Me Quick
ISRC USRC16107177

TRACK 15 Viva Las Vegas
ISRC USRC16301778

TRACK 16 Kissin’ Cousins
ISRC USRC16300437

TRACK 17 Such A Night
ISRC USRC16007151

TRACK 18 Ain’t That Loving You Baby
ISRC USRC15805832

TRACK 19 Crying In The Chapel
ISRC USRC16000747

TRACK 20 Tell Me Why
ISRC USRC15703609

TRACK 21 Love Letters
ISRC USRC16601354

TRACK 22 All That I Am
ISRC USRC16600412

TRACK 23 Guitar Man
ISRC USRC16706011

TRACK 24 U.S. Male
ISRC USRC16806012

TRACK 25 If I Can Dream
ISRC USRC10301076

ELVIS 75, Disc 3 (European Edition)

TRACK 01 In The Ghetto
ISRC USRC16906016

TRACK 02 Suspicious Minds
ISRC USRC16901355

TRACK 03 Don’t Cry Daddy
ISRC USRC16908264

TRACK 04 The Wonder Of You
ISRC USA820800586

TRACK 05 I’ve Lost You
ISRC USRC17001357

TRACK 06 You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
ISRC USRC17001358

TRACK 07 There Goes My Everything
ISRC USRC17007870

TRACK 08 Rags To Riches
ISRC USRC17001869

TRACK 09 I Just Can’t Help Believin’
ISRC USRC17001356

TRACK 10 Until It’s Time For You To GO
ISRC USRC17101877

TRACK 11 An American Trilogy
ISRC USRC17201880

TRACK 12 Burning Love
ISRC USRC18705934

TRACK 13 Always On My Mind
ISRC USRC10202061

TRACK 14 Fool
ISRC USRC17200213

TRACK 15 My Boy
ISRC USRC17300209

TRACK 16 Promised Land
ISRC USRC17301886

TRACK 17 The Girl Of My Best Friend
ISRC USRC16005320

TRACK 18 Suspicion
ISRC USRC16208339

TRACK 19 Moody Blue
ISRC USRC17601896

TRACK 20 Way Down
ISRC USRC17601898

TRACK 21 My Way
ISRC USRC17101927

TRACK 22 It’s Only Love
ISRC USRC17101874

TRACK 23 A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix)
ISRC USRC10200288

TRACK 24 Rubberneckin’ (Paul Oakenfold Remix / Radio Edit)
ISRC USRC10301117

TRACK 25 That’s All Right
ISRC USRC15405810



MT
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Re: Eight Soundtracks On QVC

Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:26 pm

Here are the ISRCs for "50 Australian Top Ten Hits, 1956 - 1977":

Elvis: 50 Australian Top 10 Hits 1956 - 1977

TRACK 01 Heartbreak Hotel
ISRC USA820400212

TRACK 02 Love Me Tender
ISRC USRC10200075

TRACK 03 All Shook Up
ISRC USRC10200070

TRACK 04 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
ISRC USRC15705817

TRACK 05 Jailhouse Rock
ISRC USRC10200071

TRACK 06 Don’t
ISRC USRC10201467

TRACK 07 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
ISRC USRC10301065

TRACK 08 Hard Headed Woman
ISRC USRC10201486

TRACK 09 I Got Stung
ISRC USRC10301068

TRACK 10 (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I
ISRC USRC10201430

TRACK 11 A Big Hunk O’ Love
ISRC USRC15805822

TRACK 12 Stuck On You
ISRC USRC10200338

TRACK 13 It’s Now Or Never
ISRC USRC10200339

TRACK 14 Are You Lonesome Tonight?
ISRC USRC10200340

TRACK 15 Wooden Heart
ISRC USRC10200083

TRACK 16 Surrender
ISRC USRC10200341

TRACK 17 (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame
ISRC USRC10200342

TRACK 18 Little Sister
ISRC USRC10301072

TRACK 19 Can’t Help Falling In Love
ISRC USRC10200080

TRACK 20 Good Luck Charm
ISRC USRC10200343

TRACK 21 She’s Not You
ISRC USRC10200344

TRACK 22 Return To Sender
ISRC USRC10200077

TRACK 23 One Broken Heart For Sale
ISRC USRC16201770

TRACK 24 (You’re The) Devil In Disguise
ISRC USRC10200345

TRACK 25 Bossa Nova Baby
ISRC USRC10301074

Elvis: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956 – 1977, Disc 2

TRACK 01 Viva Las Vegas
ISRC USRC10301075

TRACK 02 Such A Night
ISRC USRC16007151

TRACK 03 Kissin’ Cousins
ISRC USRC16300437

TRACK 04 It Hurts Me
ISRC USRC10201478

TRACK 05 Ain’t That Loving You Baby
ISRC USRC15805832

TRACK 06 Do The Clam
ISRC USA820700037

TRACK 07 Crying In The Chapel
ISRC USRC10200346

TRACK 08 (Such An) Easy Question
ISRC USA820700031

TRACK 09 I’m Yours
ISRC USA820700032

TRACK 10 Judy
ISRC USRC16107174

TRACK 11 If I Can Dream
ISRC USA820400280

TRACK 12 Edge Of Reality
ISRC USRC16801436

TRACK 13 In The Ghetto
ISRC USRC10200079

TRACK 14 Suspicious Minds
ISRC USRC10200078

TRACK 15 Don’t Cry Daddy
ISRC USRC10301078

TRACK 16 Surrender
ISRC USA820700046

TRACK 17 Kentucky Rain
ISRC USRC10301079

TRACK 18 The Wonder Of You
ISRC USA820500125

TRACK 19 I’ve Lost You
ISRC USRC17001357

TRACK 20 You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
ISRC USRC10301080

TRACK 21 Burning Love
ISRC USRC10200076

TRACK 22 Separate Ways
ISRC USRC17308396

TRACK 23 My Boy
ISRC USRC17300209

TRACK 24 Pledging My Love
ISRC USRC17601899

TRACK 25 Way Down
ISRC USRC10200099



MT

Re: Eight Soundtracks On QVC

Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:03 am

Thank you again!

Re: Eight Soundtracks On QVC

Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:46 pm

Hi,

It seems they are exclusive for amazon.com and QVC.com only?

I mailed the following online stores: deepdiscount.com; cdpacific.com; spun.com; cduniverse.com; tower.com and barnesandnoble.com why these Soundtrack CDs are not available as pre-orders or if they will stock them and have them available on January´the 26th.

The majority replied and told me that they were unaware of any new Elvis releases by Sony except Elvis 75, they were sorry but unable taking orders at the moment.

Isn´t it strange that Sony will sell these only through 2 onlinestores and only in the States?