Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:17 am
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:10 pm
Rtn 2 Sndr wrote:While I enjoy Elvis' rendition of this song from 1968,I still favor the original studio version from 1955.
If I remember correctly, some accounts of Elvis' Sun recording career indicate that it would have been Elvis' next single on Sun had he continued on that label. While that could be a bit of revisionist history, one has to wonder if the song might not have made a dent nationally, especially given the success that artists like Bill Haley and Pat Boone were having with covers of R&B tunes.
"Tryin' To Get To You" wasn't as genre-shattering as "Heartbreak Hotel", but perhaps it could have been a pop hit for Elvis in 1956, especially if it had been promoted via a television appearance.
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:12 pm
Blue River wrote:Matthew wrote:Tony.. wrote:The "Live on stage in Memphis" version can be best appreciated on the bootleg CD "Fifth time around". The FTD version was ruined with fake audience overdubs as you pointed out, plus overdone reverb on Elvis' voice.
Do you even own the FTD? There are no 'fake audience overdubs' on the FTD version. The 'fake audience overdubs' are on the original 1974 album.
Tony.., I was wondering the same thing that Matthew has asked you.
It's okay to admit that you made a mistake. I certainly hope you don't want to argue about the FTD release. However, now you have me curious about the "Fifth Time Around" boot (which I don't have).
For anyone who does have it - Is there anything outstanding about the sound on it compared to other releases of the same concert?
Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:11 am
Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:23 am
mysterytrainrideson wrote:Oh yes, forgot all about the "Legendary Performer" LP...remember it being on there, which is were i first heard it. The best performance of the show and they don't include it in the final cut for TV in '68.
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