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Burn CD's for a "new" Elvis Fan

Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:41 pm

I met someone who liked Elvis in a "normal" way. I told him that I would burn some CD's for him to be a real Elvis fan.. :D

I made some mp3 CD's for him and came up with this:

- The 50's, 60's and 70's Masters Box (15 CD's)
- Tiger Man (68 comeback)
- Comeback Special Cd 1 and Cd 2
- All Shook Up-Live 1969
- On Stage 1970
- Elvis Internationale 1971 (Live bootleg)
- Afternoon In The Garden-Live 1972
- Aloha From Hawaii-Live 1973
- Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis 1974
- Southern Nights-Live 1975
- Final Homecoming-Live 1976
- Elvis In Concert 1977
- The Ultimate Gospel

Did I miss something ? I wanted him to have an all around look in Elvis' carreer through the years....And just forget about all those outtakes we have...
Last edited by Ton Bruins on Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Re: Burn CD's for a "new" Elvis Fan

Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:07 pm

Nice list!
I do miss the Aug 12 1970 MS and Elvis in Person on that list.
If the person don´t mind a little poorer sound quality then the 1961 Hawaii show
should be included.

Lennart

Re: Burn CD's for a "new" Elvis Fan

Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:20 pm

Pretty heavy on the live stuff. The three Essential Box sets were a great start and I would have let him digest that. Probably wouldn't burn, for a casual fan, EIC or Southern Nights.

Steve Lecher

Re: Burn CD's for a "new" Elvis Fan

Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:26 pm

What about a best of Hollywood compilation Ton?

Andy

Re: Burn CD's for a "new" Elvis Fan

Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:47 pm

I would either make a disc with "Moody blue" and "FEPB" on one disc or do a disc of the "jungle room sessions"

Re: Burn CD's for a "new" Elvis Fan

Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:59 pm

Lennart wrote:Nice list!
I do miss the Aug 12 1970 MS and Elvis in Person on that list.
If the person don´t mind a little poorer sound quality then the 1961 Hawaii show
should be included.

Lennart


Thanks for the advice Lennart....You are right, the august 12, 1970 should be on the list...Hawaii show is indeed historical..thx..

Re: Burn CD's for a "new" Elvis Fan

Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:00 pm

jetblack wrote:What about a best of Hollywood compilation Ton?

Andy


Hollywood...mmmmmm...I don't know...some advice for songs ?

Re: Burn CD's for a "new" Elvis Fan

Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:01 pm

joshferrell wrote:I would either make a disc with "Moody blue" and "FEPB" on one disc or do a disc of the "jungle room sessions"


damn, forgot the Jungle Room Sessions, you're right there...

Re: Burn CD's for a "new" Elvis Fan

Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:02 pm

Ton Bruins wrote:Did I miss something ? I wanted him to have an all around look in Elvis' carreer through the years....

Maybe Dallas and/or Birmingham 76?

Re: Burn CD's for a "new" Elvis Fan

Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:03 pm

stevelecher wrote:Pretty heavy on the live stuff. The three Essential Box sets were a great start and I would have let him digest that. Probably wouldn't burn, for a casual fan, EIC or Southern Nights.

Steve Lecher


I know, but I want him to have Live from 1969 until 1977...

Re: Burn CD's for a "new" Elvis Fan

Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:05 pm

Gabriel wrote:
Ton Bruins wrote:Did I miss something ? I wanted him to have an all around look in Elvis' carreer through the years....

Maybe Dallas and/or Birmingham 76?


You are right there Gabriel, but I want him to have the best sound quality in first, but I thought about Birmingham and Dallas 1976...

Re: Burn CD's for a "new" Elvis Fan

Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:43 am

Imo if you give a new fan so much in bulk. He/she will not appreciate everything and skip a lot imo. I think this takes (to really get into) years.

Re: Burn CD's for a "new" Elvis Fan

Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:46 am

Stick with live 69-72 for now.

Re: Burn CD's for a "new" Elvis Fan

Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:52 am

Ton Bruins wrote:I met someone who liked Elvis in a "normal" way. I told him that I would burn some CD's for him to be a real Elvis fan ... Did I miss something ?

Well, since you ask...

- It's maybe just a tad 70s-heavy
- Bootlegs should not be offered until they no longer like Elvis in a "normal" way
- Handing 30 CDs of Elvis to a newbie is like offering an Alhambra truck to someone who wanted a glass of water

Re: Burn CD's for a "new" Elvis Fan

Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:53 am

Waaaayyyyy too much product for a non-fan to handle. You could buy him a copy of "Elvis 75: Good Rockin' Tonight" - 4 almost perfect discs of music, 100 tracks, and some liner notes.

Re: Burn CD's for a "new" Elvis Fan

Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:55 am

Matthew wrote:Waaaayyyyy too much product for a non-fan to handle. You could buy him a copy of "Elvis 75: Good Rockin' Tonight" - 4 almost perfect discs of music, 100 tracks, and some liner notes.

Perfect choice!

Re: Burn CD's for a "new" Elvis Fan

Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:01 am

Matthew wrote:Waaaayyyyy too much product for a non-fan to handle. You could buy him a copy of "Elvis 75: Good Rockin' Tonight" - 4 almost perfect discs of music, 100 tracks, and some liner notes.

Agreed. I have certainly introduced casual fans to deeper cuts and titles, but I have never bombarded them with such a massive amount of product. Ton simply could have made a CD of all the My Boy studio takes and some live versions and he would have created a super-fan.

Re: Burn CD's for a "new" Elvis Fan

Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:19 am

.....definitely overboard here.....needs to be a bit more tidy and concentrate less on the live material except for some of 68, 69, & 70 stuff........just my 2 cents.......probably not worth that much even.....;-)

Re: Burn CD's for a "new" Elvis Fan

Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:22 am

Juan Luis wrote:Imo if you give a new fan so much in bulk. He/she will not appreciate everything and skip a lot imo. I think this takes (to really get into) years.


drjohncarpenter wrote:- Handing 30 CDs of Elvis to a newbie is like offering an Alhambra truck to someone who wanted a glass of water


Excellent points.

Why not just start out with Elvis' LP's, EP's and singles in chronological order? Maybe do one or two years at a time.

Live recordings and alternate takes I wouldn't give until much, much later.

Just a thought.
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Re: Burn CD's for a "new" Elvis Fan

Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:34 am

"Elvis 75: Good Rockin' Tonight" and "This Is Elvis" DVD

Re: Burn CD's for a "new" Elvis Fan

Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:24 am

midnightx wrote:
Matthew wrote:Waaaayyyyy too much product for a non-fan to handle. You could buy him a copy of "Elvis 75: Good Rockin' Tonight" - 4 almost perfect discs of music, 100 tracks, and some liner notes.

Agreed. I have certainly introduced casual fans to deeper cuts and titles, but I have never bombarded them with such a massive amount of product. Ton simply could have made a CD of all the My Boy studio takes and some live versions and he would have created a super-fan.


That's funny...

Re: Burn CD's for a "new" Elvis Fan

Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:32 am

I think the 3 soundboard CD"s can go for now, and i don't think you need 3 CD"s of 68 material yet either - that's over kill for what is often a more satisfying visual spectacle than audio experience.

I think the thing to do is stick with the 3 box sets, 50's, 60's and 70's. then get their feedback, find out what they enjoyed the most and go from there. There's no point giving them loads of live 70's stuff if the thing that catches their interest is the glorious early 60's masters. Similarly, if the thing that blows them away in Unchained Melody, or some of the later work, then go for the live stuff then.

Re: Burn CD's for a "new" Elvis Fan

Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:33 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
Ton Bruins wrote:I met someone who liked Elvis in a "normal" way. I told him that I would burn some CD's for him to be a real Elvis fan ... Did I miss something ?

Well, since you ask...

- It's maybe just a tad 70s-heavy
That's because I wanted him to have a Live show of every live year...
- Bootlegs should not be offered until they no longer like Elvis in a "normal" way
Why is that ?
- Handing 30 CDs of Elvis to a newbie is like offering an Alhambra truck to someone who wanted a glass of water

Maybe he didn't want just a glass of water.. :D

Re: Burn CD's for a "new" Elvis Fan

Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:55 pm

The problem with such releases like the "Good Rockin' Tonight" set is it's presented as the ultimate 4 CD's on Elvis Presley' career - yet without such crucial songs like "Trying to Get to You", "Anything That's Part of You" and "Long Black Limousine" (which must surely rank amongst his finest ever recordings) and major Number 1 Hits like "Wooden Heart" and "The Wonder of You" (both staying 6 weeks at Number 1 on the UK chart) and the US Top 10 B Side "I Got Stung", it really fails for me. Coupled with the added blow of including songs like "Adam and Evil", "This Is My Heaven" and the rather mediocre "70's Rocker" "For the Heart" it really could have been done better.

But despite the limitations, that 4-Disc set from SONY is probably the best place to start as there's nothing better out there officially.

But for those curios in what I'd propose as the ultimate 4 CD overview of Elvis Presley's career, here it is. I've packed each CD to the acceptable limit and tried to include every major hit, every Presley standard and every crucial recording whilst trying to cover every aspect, genre and time-frame in his career. It's no mean feat and took hours of deliberation over tracklisting but I don't think this can be bettered as a 4 CD retrospect on Elvis Presley.


DISC 1 - July 1954 - May 1957 "Mystery Train"
1.That's All Right
2. Blue Moon
3. Good Rockin' Tonight
4. Baby, Let's Play House
5. Mystery Train
6. Trying to Get to You
7. I Got a Woman
8. Heartbreak Hotel
9. Money Honey
10. I Was the One
11. Blue Suede Shoes
12. My Baby Left Me
13. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
14. Shake, Rattle and Roll
15. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
16. Hound Dog
17. Don't Be Cruel
18. Any Way You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)
19. Love Me Tender
20. Love Me
21. Paralyzed
22. Too Much
23. Anyplace Is Paradise
24. Got a Lot O' Livin' to Do!
25. All Shook Up
26. Mean Woman Blues
27. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
28. Is It So Strange
29. (Let's Have a) Party
30. One Night
31. Loving You
32. Jailhouse Rock
33. Young and Beautiful
34. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care

DISC 2 - Sep 1957 - July 1961 "Follow That Dream"
1.Treat Me Nice
2. Blue Christmas
3. Don't
4. Santa Claus Is Back In Town
5. Hard Headed Woman
6. Trouble
7. Crawfish
8. King Creole
9. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
10. I Need Your Love Tonight
11. A Big Hunk O' Love
12. (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such As I
13. I Got Stung
14. Stuck On You
15. A Mess of Blues
16. Fever
17. Like a Baby
18. It's Now or Never
19. Such a Night
20. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
21. Reconsider Baby
22. Doin' the Best I Can
23. Wooden Heart
24. Surrender
25. Swing Down Sweet Chariot
26. Crying In the Chapel
27. I Feel So Bad
28. There's Always Me
29. Can't Help Falling In Love
30. (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame
31. Little Sister
32. Follow That Dream

DISC 3 - Oct 1961 - Feb 1969 "Stranger In My Own Home Town"
1. Good Luck Charm
2. Anything That's Part of You
3. Suspicion
4. She's Not You
5. Return to Sender
6. Bossa Nova Baby
7. (You're the) Devil In Disguise
8. I Need Somebody to Lean On
9. Viva Las Vegas
10. Memphis, Tennessee
11. It Hurts Me
12. How Great Thou Art
13. Down In the Alley
14. Tomorrow Is a Long Time
15. Love Letters
16. Guitar Man
17. You'll Never Walk Alone
18. A Little Less Conversation [Unused cut from NBC-TV Special]
19. If I Can Dream
20. Memories
21. Long Black Limousine
22. Don't Cry Daddy
23. In the Ghetto
24. I'll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms)
25. Suspicious Minds
26. Stranger In My Own Home Town
27. Kentucky Rain

DISC 4 - Feb 1970 - April 1977 "Funny How Time Slips Away"
1. Polk Salad Annie
2. The Wonder of You
3. The Fool
4. Bridge Over Troubled Water
5. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
6. Funny How Time Slips Away
7. I Just Can't Help Believin'
8. Amazing Grace
9. Merry Christmas Baby
10. I'm Leavin'
11. An American Trilogy
12. Separate Ways
13. Burning Love
14. Always On My Mind
15. Steamroller Blues
16. Promised Land
17. T-R-O-U-B-L-E
18. Moody Blue
19. Hurt
20. Danny Boy
21. Way Down
22. Pledging My Love
23. Unchained Melody

Try it as a playlist on your iTunes or make CD's out of it. It won't dissapoint newcomers or old-timers like us. Classic Presley.

Re: Burn CD's for a "new" Elvis Fan

Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:01 pm

Ton Bruins wrote:I met someone who liked Elvis in a "normal" way. I told him that I would burn some CD's for him to be a real Elvis fan.. :D

I made some mp3 CD's for him and came up with this:

- The 50's, 60's and 70's Masters Box (15 CD's)
- Tiger Man (68 comeback)
- Comeback Special Cd 1 and Cd 2
- All Shook Up-Live 1969
- On Stage 1970
- Elvis Internationale 1971 (Live bootleg)
- Afternoon In The Garden-Live 1972
- Aloha From Hawaii-Live 1973
- Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis 1974
- Southern Nights-Live 1975
- Final Homecoming-Live 1976
- Elvis In Concert 1977
- The Ultimate Gospel

Did I miss something ? I wanted him to have an all around look in Elvis' carreer through the years....And just forget about all those outtakes we have...


Hi :)
first its a nice list but to much "heavy" live stuff for just a regular fan....in my opinion
i would say give him the following CDs :
1. Golden Records vol. 1
2. Gold records vol.2 - 50,000,000 Elvis fans cant be wrong
3. Golden records vol. 3
4. Gold records Vol. 4
5. Elvis is Back !
6. From Elvis in Memphis
7. On Stage
8. Aloha From Hawaii
9. Gospel compilation - from all 3 gospel albums -like 25 tracks
10 . Movies tracks compilation - somthing like 27 songs( from 1956-1969 movies)

Those 10 CDs would be great for a regular fan. even more than great :)
Sincerely
Lior