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Re: Hits of the 70's - New FTD!?

Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:04 pm

daylon wrote:
JerryNodak wrote:
GregCieslik wrote:Regardless if it should be FTD or not, it is a good release to listen to. However, why was the Raised On Rock single and its B side not included. This is the only single released in the 70's in England not included. It makes no sense :?: that My Way was included but this one was not.


I'm not up on my Elvis chart placings in England, but if memory serves I believe "It's Only Love" (a minor hit in the U.S.) charted at least Top 10 in England. Whether this happened in the '70's I'm not sure.


ENGLAND doesn't have a chart. The UK does but not ENGLAND.

http://www.officialcharts.com/


I stand corrected.

Re: Hits of the 70's - New FTD!?

Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:06 pm

rockinrebel wrote:
JerryNodak wrote:I'm not up on my Elvis chart placings in England, but if memory serves I believe "It's Only Love" (a minor hit in the U.S.) charted at least Top 10 in England. Whether this happened in the '70's I'm not sure.


It was 1980 c/w "Beyond The Reef". The single was issued to promote the "Elvis Aron Presley" box set. There was an extended 12" version too.

The flip of the original US single "The Sound Of Your Cry" was also issued as a UK single to promote the album of the same name (UK version of "Greatest Hits Vol.1") c/w "I'll Never Know". Picture discs were also pressed, but the single wasn't a hit.


Thanks, for the info.

Re: Hits of the 70's - New FTD!?

Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:18 pm

JerryNodak wrote:Wow! It was released much later in the England than in the U.S. That explains why it and Rubberneckin' are included on the marvelous FTD release "Hits Of The '70's."

Good one.

Re: Hits of the 70's - New FTD!?

Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:18 pm

I've been away for a while due to PC problems (solved by Jordan, thanks buddy!!), so here's my view

I'm very fond of the original album, great memories!!

The import cd,a few years ago, was not really the same, but cute all the same.
And now, the FTD,, i like it very much.

I know there are no alternates heard,it's not really a "collectors" album.
And i am a collector who will always prefer something "new".

But now, these are indeed the Hits of the 70's, an ultimate look at that decade.
The masters sound incredible, i've heard things i've never heard before.
It's just a great release, for die-hards and casual fans.

I'm sure FTD will not follow this way always, but this nostalgic release has my highest praise.
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Re: Hits of the 70's - New FTD!?

Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:18 am

I assume this also has been answered before: so they didn't use the mono versions as on the original LP? :(

Re: Hits of the 70's - New FTD!?

Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:17 am

No. The booklet states they replaced the original mono mixes used with the stereo mixes.

Re: Hits of the 70's - New FTD!?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:20 am

JohanD wrote:I've been away for a while due to PC problems (solved by Jordan, thanks buddy!!), so here's my view

I'm very fond of the original album, great memories!!

The import cd,a few years ago, was not really the same, but cute all the same.
And now, the FTD,, i like it very much.

I know there are no alternates heard,it's not really a "collectors" album.
And i am a collector who will always prefer something "new".

But now, these are indeed the Hits of the 70's, an ultimate look at that decade.
The masters sound incredible, i've heard things i've never heard before.
It's just a great release, for die-hards and casual fans.

I'm sure FTD will not follow this way always, but this nostalgic release has my highest praise.

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Watch out!

We're NOT supposed to praise this release at all -- it uses an incorrect version of My Way in place of the correct 1977 single!

(Thanks for the review.)
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Re: Hits of the 70's - New FTD!?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:22 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:Watch out!

We're NOT supposed to praise this release at all -- it uses an incorrect version of My Way in place of the correct 1977 single!

(Thanks for the review.)

Watch out!

We're NOT supposed to criticise this release at all -- it uses an incorrect version of My Way in place of the correct 1977 single!

(Thanks for acknowledging the error.)

Re: Hits of the 70's - New FTD!?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:29 am

Matthew wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Watch out!

We're NOT supposed to praise this release at all -- it uses an incorrect version of My Way in place of the correct 1977 single!

(Thanks for the review.)

Watch out!

We're NOT supposed to criticise this release at all ...

Oh, not true!

You can make a fallow criticism all you wish, and you have -- many, many times. Even if you NEVER buy it! :D

Unfortunately, each time, it makes you look like a fool. ;-)

Re: Hits of the 70's - New FTD!?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:38 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:Oh, not true!

You can make a fallow criticism all you wish, and you have -- many, many times. Even if you NEVER buy it! :D

Unfortunately, each time, it makes you look like a fool. ;-)

Nope. You can cling to the presumption that a non-purchase equals the lack of right to complain but really, "we" know better. Besides, my FTD collection is so vast!

Re: Hits of the 70's - New FTD!?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:53 am

FTD should consider issuing "Hits of the 50's/60's" anthologies too.

Collections filled to the brim with masters [sans the My Way fiasco] are clearly all the rage with some folk.

::rocks

Re: Hits of the 70's - New FTD!?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:01 am

Will you buy them? You won't be able to comment on them if you don't, just bear that in mind - and we'll all bare together.

Re: Hits of the 70's - New FTD!?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:23 am

Matthew wrote:Will you buy them?

Only if Roger Semon promises to produce them.

Re: Hits of the 70's - New FTD!?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:37 am

Would I buy them? '50's-no. '60's-yes.

Re: Hits of the 70's - New FTD!?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:17 pm

Hey guys

I can't see if this has been discussed already, apologies if so.
My question: Does anyone know why they used 'Take Good Care of Her' as an 'A-side? Sure it was 'I Got A Thing About You Baby'?
Also its a shame Raised On Rock / (More importantly) For Ol Time Sake is missing. The only single that is.
Disc 1
ORIGINAL ALBUM
1. The Wonder Of You
2. I'm Leavin'
3. Burning Love
4. Always On My Mind
5. I Just Can't Help Believin'
6. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
7. There Goes My Everything
8. Rags To Riches
9. Until It's Time For You To Go
10. Kentucky Rain
11. I've Lost You
12. An American Trilogy

BONUS A SIDES
13. Don't Cry Daddy
14. Polk Salad Annie
15. Fool
16. Take Good Care Of Her
17. If You Talk In Your Sleep
18. My Boy
19. Promised Land
20. T-R-O-U-B-L-E
21. Green, Green Grass Of Home
22. Hurt
23. Moody Blue
24. Way Down

Disc 2
THE 'B' SIDES
1. Mama Liked The Roses
2. Heart Of Rome
3. It's A Matter Of Time
4. Separate Ways
5. How The Web Was Woven
6. Patch It Up

7. I Really Don't Want To Know
8. Where Did They Go, Lord
9. We Can Make The Morning
10. My Little Friend
11. The Next Step Is Love
12. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

BONUS 'B' SIDES
13. Rubberneckin'
14. See See Rider
15. Steamroller Blues
16. I've Got A Thing About You Baby
17. Help Me
18. Loving Arms
19. It's Midnight
20. Mr. Songman
21. Thinking About You
22. For The Heart
23. She Thinks I Still Care
24. Pledging My Love

BONUS TRACK
25. My Way
A good collection in great sound though.

Re: Hits of the 70's - New FTD!?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:50 pm

trouble_jw wrote:Hey guys

I can't see if this has been discussed already, apologies if so.
My question: Does anyone know why they used 'Take Good Care of Her' as an 'A-side? Sure it was 'I Got A Thing About You Baby'?
Also its a shame Raised On Rock / (More importantly) For Ol Time Sake is missing. The only single that is.
Disc 1
ORIGINAL ALBUM
1. The Wonder Of You
2. I'm Leavin'
3. Burning Love
4. Always On My Mind
5. I Just Can't Help Believin'
6. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
7. There Goes My Everything
8. Rags To Riches
9. Until It's Time For You To Go
10. Kentucky Rain
11. I've Lost You
12. An American Trilogy

BONUS A SIDES
13. Don't Cry Daddy
14. Polk Salad Annie
15. Fool
16. Take Good Care Of Her
17. If You Talk In Your Sleep
18. My Boy
19. Promised Land
20. T-R-O-U-B-L-E
21. Green, Green Grass Of Home
22. Hurt
23. Moody Blue
24. Way Down

Disc 2
THE 'B' SIDES
1. Mama Liked The Roses
2. Heart Of Rome
3. It's A Matter Of Time
4. Separate Ways
5. How The Web Was Woven
6. Patch It Up

7. I Really Don't Want To Know
8. Where Did They Go, Lord
9. We Can Make The Morning
10. My Little Friend
11. The Next Step Is Love
12. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

BONUS 'B' SIDES
13. Rubberneckin'
14. See See Rider
15. Steamroller Blues
16. I've Got A Thing About You Baby
17. Help Me
18. Loving Arms
19. It's Midnight
20. Mr. Songman
21. Thinking About You
22. For The Heart
23. She Thinks I Still Care
24. Pledging My Love

BONUS TRACK
25. My Way
A good collection in great sound though.



Errrr...maybe FTD made yet more mistakes???

Re: Hits of the 70's - New FTD!?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:26 pm

trouble_jw wrote:My question: Does anyone know why they used 'Take Good Care of Her' as an 'A-side? Sure it was 'I Got A Thing About You Baby'?

Take Good Care Of Her - U.K. A-side [U.S. B-side].
I've Got A Thing About You Baby - U.S. A-side [U.K. B-side].


trouble_jw wrote:Also its a shame Raised On Rock / (More importantly) For Ol Time Sake is missing. The only single that is.

True. [Note: the exclusive U.S. singles bypassed were: Life, It's Only Love, Merry Christmas Baby, He Touched Me and Bringing It Back.]

trouble_jw wrote:A good collection.

I personally find it uncreative, lacklustre and - more to the point - unsympathetic to the original album and mixes it is based on.
Oh, and it also includes a blatant track error by including an erroneous "non-single" version of My Way.

Below you will find a terrific sequence and example of how "Hits of the 70's" could have worked on FTD.
A label whose "mandate is to compliment the commercial and artistic level of RCA's retail release schedule by issuing repertoire that is considered of interest to serious Elvis fans and collectors, material that is generally not part of the mainstream RCA label releases to the public at large."


Disc 1

Original Album:

01) The Wonder Of You (mono master) *
02) I'm Leavin' (mono master) *
03) Burning Love
04) Always On My Mind
05) I Just Can't Help Believin'
06) You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (mono master) *
07) There Goes My Everything (mono master) *
08) Rags To Riches (mono master) *
09) Until It's Time For You To Go
10) Kentucky Rain (mono master)
11) I've Lost You (mono master) *
12) An American Trilogy

Bonus A-sides:

13) Don't Cry Daddy (mono master)
14) Polk Salad Annie
15) I Really Don't Want To Know (flipped U.S. A-side)
16) Separate Ways (flipped U.S. A-side)
17) Fool
18) Take Good Care Of Her
19) I've Got A Thing About You Baby (flipped U.S. A-side)
20) Raised On Rock
21) If You Talk In Your Sleep
22) My Boy
23) Promised Land
24) T-R-O-U-B-L-E
25) Green, Green Grass Of Home

Disc 2

A-sides (continued):

01) Hurt
02) Moody Blue
03) Way Down
04) My Way
05) It Won't Seem Like Christmas Without You

Bonus tracks:

06) The Wonder Of You (undubbed/unrepaired master - correct speed) *
07) I'm Leavin' (undubbed master) *
08) Burning Love (undubbed master) *
09) Always On My Mind (alternate mix)
10) I Just Can't Help Believin' (remix sans artificial applause) *
11) You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (undubbed master) *
12) There Goes My Everything (undubbed master) *
13) Rags To Riches (undubbed master)*
14) Until It's Time For You To Go (undubbed master) *
15) Kentucky Rain (undubbed master) *
16) I've Lost You (undubbed master) *
17) An American Trilogy (alt. Feb. '72) *
18) Don't Cry Daddy (undubbed master) *
19) Separate Ways (strings mix) *
20) I've Got A Thing About You Baby (strings mix - unedited) *
21) Promised Land (harmony vocal remix - unedited) *
22) Way Down (true undubbed master) *
23) Merry Christmas Baby (true undubbed master - original U.S. A-side / 1979 U.K. B-side) *

* Denotes previously unreleased
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Re: Hits of the 70's - New FTD!?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:28 pm

elvisalisellers wrote:
trouble_jw wrote:My question: Does anyone know why they used 'Take Good Care of Her' as an 'A-side? Sure it was 'I Got A Thing About You Baby'?

Take Good Care Of Her - U.K. A-side [U.S. B-side].
I've Got A Thing About You Baby - U.S. A-side [U.K. B-side].



Where is that info from?

Re: Hits of the 70's - New FTD!?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:25 am

poormadpeter wrote:
elvisalisellers wrote:
trouble_jw wrote:My question: Does anyone know why they used 'Take Good Care of Her' as an 'A-side? Sure it was 'I Got A Thing About You Baby'?

Take Good Care Of Her - U.K. A-side [U.S. B-side].
I've Got A Thing About You Baby - U.S. A-side [U.K. B-side].


Where is that info from?

IIRC, Take Good Care Of Her was promoted as the A-side in the UK, but it was the B-side [I've Got A Thing About You Baby] that actually charted.
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Re: Hits of the 70's - New FTD!?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:31 am

elvisalisellers wrote:
poormadpeter wrote:
elvisalisellers wrote:
trouble_jw wrote:My question: Does anyone know why they used 'Take Good Care of Her' as an 'A-side? Sure it was 'I Got A Thing About You Baby'?

Take Good Care Of Her - U.K. A-side [U.S. B-side].
I've Got A Thing About You Baby - U.S. A-side [U.K. B-side].


Where is that info from?

IIRC, Take Good Care Of Her was promoted as the A-side in the UK, but it was the B-side [I've Got A Thing About You Baby] that actually charted.


I should say I wasn't disputing it, I just wondered where the info was from :)

Re: Hits of the 70's - New FTD!?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:26 am

elvisalisellers wrote:
trouble_jw wrote:My question: Does anyone know why they used 'Take Good Care of Her' as an 'A-side? Sure it was 'I Got A Thing About You Baby'?

Take Good Care Of Her - U.K. A-side [U.S. B-side].
I've Got A Thing About You Baby - U.S. A-side [U.K. B-side].


trouble_jw wrote:Also its a shame Raised On Rock / (More importantly) For Ol Time Sake is missing. The only single that is.

True. [Note: the exclusive U.S. singles bypassed were: Life, It's Only Love, Merry Christmas Baby, He Touched Me and Bringing It Back.]

trouble_jw wrote:A good collection.

I personally find it uncreative, lacklustre and - more to the point - unsympathetic to the original album and mixes it is based on.
Oh, and it also includes a blatant track error by including an erroneous "non-single" version of My Way.

Below you will find a terrific sequence and example of how "Hits of the 70's" could have worked on FTD.
A label whose "mandate is to compliment the commercial and artistic level of RCA's retail release schedule by issuing repertoire that is considered of interest to serious Elvis fans and collectors, material that is generally not part of the mainstream RCA label releases to the public at large."


Disc 1

Original Album:

01) The Wonder Of You (mono master) *
02) I'm Leavin' (mono master) *
03) Burning Love
04) Always On My Mind
05) I Just Can't Help Believin'
06) You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (mono master) *
07) There Goes My Everything (mono master) *
08) Rags To Riches (mono master) *
09) Until It's Time For You To Go
10) Kentucky Rain (mono master)
11) I've Lost You (mono master) *
12) An American Trilogy

Bonus A-sides:

13) Don't Cry Daddy (mono master)
14) Polk Salad Annie
15) I Really Don't Want To Know (flipped U.S. A-side)
16) Separate Ways (flipped U.S. A-side)
17) Fool
18) Take Good Care Of Her
19) I've Got A Thing About You Baby (flipped U.S. A-side)
20) Raised On Rock
21) If You Talk In Your Sleep
22) My Boy
23) Promised Land
24) T-R-O-U-B-L-E
25) Green, Green Grass Of Home

Disc 2

A-sides (continued):

01) Hurt
02) Moody Blue
03) Way Down
04) My Way
05) It Won't Seem Like Christmas Without You

Bonus tracks:

06) The Wonder Of You (undubbed/unrepaired master - correct speed) *
07) I'm Leavin' (undubbed master) *
08) Burning Love (undubbed master) *
09) Always On My Mind (alternate mix)
10) I Just Can't Help Believin' (remix sans artificial applause) *
11) You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (undubbed master) *
12) There Goes My Everything (undubbed master) *
13) Rags To Riches (undubbed master)*
14) Until It's Time For You To Go (undubbed master) *
15) Kentucky Rain (undubbed master) *
16) I've Lost You (undubbed master) *
17) An American Trilogy (alt. Feb. '72) *
18) Don't Cry Daddy (undubbed master) *
19) Separate Ways (strings mix) *
20) I've Got A Thing About You Baby (strings mix - unedited) *
21) Promised Land (harmony vocal remix - unedited) *
22) Way Down (true undubbed master) *
23) Merry Christmas Baby (true undubbed master - original U.S. A-side / 1979 U.K. B-side) *

* Denotes previously unreleased


Great collection, that would have been great! I agree the FTD is uninspired but I still enjoy it.
I always thought 'I Got A Thing' was the A side in the UK!

Re: Hits of the 70's - New FTD!?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:05 pm

Matthew wrote: Will you buy them? You won't be able to comment on them if you don't, just bear that in mind - and we'll all bare together.

Please do not impose spurious restrictions upon yourself or others.

As noted once already, lack of ownership does not negate complaining; in fact, it makes for rich, compelling criticism!

Re: Hits of the 70's - New FTD!?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:13 pm

Go Johnny, go, go, go... er, don't be cruel, to a fan that's true. :wink:

Re: Hits of the 70's - New FTD!?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:26 pm

Matthew wrote:Go Johnny, go, go, go... er, don't be cruel, to a fan that's true. :wink:

Look what your friend learned.

rockinrebel wrote:
poormadpeter wrote:As far as I'm aware, the booklet for Hits of the 70s states that the version included is the June 21st 1977 performance, although as April performance was used. Perhaps someone could verify?


No recording dates are listed for any of the tracks on “Hits Of The ‘70’s”. However, the back cover of the booklet features a full page scan of the 1977 red vinyl single release of “My Way”, which has ‘from the album Elvis In Concert’ printed on the label. Therefore, you would expect that the single version would have been included on this collection as this was the UK hit.

As the earlier recording is listed as a bonus track, I don’t think this can really be classed as an error. My feeling is that as the “Elvis In Concert” recordings have not been re-mastered, the single version of “My Way” was omitted due to sound quality issues.

http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=73694&start=25#p1107292


Are you going to start making fun of rockinrebel's posts now? He is also a true fan. :D

::rocks

Re: Hits of the 70's - New FTD!?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:54 pm

Why would I make fun of his post, he presents a full picture, which of course you chose to ignore. I suppose I could just write "you're wrong John", but you'd never stand for that! How about "it's My Way Jim, er, John, but not as we know it (should be)!"

Keep on floggin'.