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Re: Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (3 CD)

Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:55 pm

Fabbe wrote:I just love the outtake mixes, i feel I can hear all the insturments. I hope they would give same treatment to the masters.


Weird, isn't it ?

If the producers were already in the know of remixing the out-takes, why not just remix the "Masters" as well !?!?

I still think, IMHO, it sounds great.

Re: Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (3 CD)

Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:42 pm

The outtakes sound fine, except Promised Land which sounds like echo has been applied in a rich manner. Otherwise a great release and a release that has a right to exist, despite my initial doubts.

Thanks for tho who made this release possible.

Re: Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (3 CD)

Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:55 pm

epf wrote:The outtakes sound fine, except Promised Land which sounds like echo has been applied in a rich manner. Otherwise a great release and a release that has a right to exist, despite my initial doubts.

Thanks for tho who made this release possible.

The vinyl sounds SENSATIONAL –– the cowbell at the start of "Promised Land" –– never heard that before.

Re: Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (3 CD)

Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:43 am

I wish there was some way that I could remix the masters from first generation multi-track sources! Especially for the 1970s material.

Re: Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (3 CD)

Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:32 am

epf wrote:The outtakes sound fine, except Promised Land which sounds like echo has been applied in a rich manner. Otherwise a great release and a release that has a right to exist, despite my initial doubts.

Thanks for tho who made this release possible.


yes i totally agree having played disc 1 again today and wow does 'IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP' sound nice instrument separation or what!~ :shock: :D

Re: Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (3 CD)

Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:39 am

paulsweeney wrote:Check out this well done review from Oven at the Elvis in Norway site

http://home.online.no/~ov-egela/elvisatstaxdeluxe.html


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Thanks for the link, Paul. And I have to say I absolutely agree with Oven's opinion.

Re: Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (3 CD)

Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:58 pm

Recently a promotional radiospecial was released, I found it on-line for those who want to listen to it, and tracks of the CD:

http://www.prx.org/pieces/101470-elvis-at-stax

There are more radio-shows for other, older Elvis-releases available too.

Re: Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (3 CD)

Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:20 am

K.C. wrote:Recently a promotional radiospecial was released, I found it on-line for those who want to listen to it, and tracks of the CD:

http://www.prx.org/pieces/101470-elvis-at-stax

There are more radio-shows for other, older Elvis-releases available too.


Thanks K.C. Just listened to it, fantastic.

Re: Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (3 CD)

Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:04 am

I own one of the original cds of the show .

Re: Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (3 CD)

Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:43 am

Fabbe wrote:I just love the outtake mixes, i feel I can hear all the insturments. I hope they would give same treatment to the masters.

Strange because I hear all the instruments in the other versions of these songs on the FTD releases.

Re: Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (3 CD)

Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:31 am

midnightx wrote:
Fabbe wrote:I just love the outtake mixes, i feel I can hear all the insturments. I hope they would give same treatment to the masters.

Strange because I hear all the instruments in the other versions of these songs on the FTD releases.


Yes, but you hear more instruments in the new mixes, trust me, they're there, ya know, like, they're there, it weird ... like, uh, Strange.

Re: Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (3 CD)

Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:28 am

I really love the "Spectors-wall of sound" on most outtakes......"its midnight" beeing one of my favorites from this release :D

Re: Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (3 CD)

Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:00 pm

Just some of the outtakes and hearing Elvis laugh, seriously brings tears to my eyes. Mr. Songman is hitting me hard, it's a head shaker. I love that song!! ::rocks

Re: Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (3 CD)

Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:04 pm

I have been listening on Spotify, and just love this collection ... what great sound.

My 3-disc set just came in yesterday ... I ordered it from PopMarket - $24 shipped was a great deal!

Gonna let my daughter crack it open.

Re: Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (3 CD)

Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:19 pm

Received mine two days ago... been through all 3 CD's now. The masters sound fine to me... although the remixes from Promised Land 1999 are still my go to for those tracks.
The mixes on the outtakes sound great but take 5 of Promised Land is not good... I like the one on Platinum. It would have been nice to get the version of Promised Land with Elvis' harmony vocal but what can you do???
Still, a great set and nice to have these sessions together in one collection... I haven't purchased the 3 FTD's so this one is a great addition to my collection.

Re: Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (3 CD)

Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:47 pm

Great to see this set being promoted on Sydney TV as a "great gift for fathers' day" with an excerpt of I Got a Feeling In My Body playing plus a few pictures from the booklet being shown.

Re: Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (3 CD)

Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:23 pm

Just skim read the last few pages regarding sound quality. There appears to be a consensus, not unanimous, that the outtakes have a different mix to the FTDs. Q. Is this correct and has echo/ reverb been added on?
I didn't buy this at the time because I heard reports about reverb being added to the new mixes.
Thanks.

Re: Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (3 CD)

Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:33 pm

LesterB wrote:There appears to be a consensus, not unanimous, that the outtakes have a different mix to the FTDs...

Not sure why it wouldn't be unanimous... all the outtakes were remixed by Steve Rosenthal and Rob Santos in NY for the Elvis At Stax 3CD set release... it's no mystery.

Re: Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (3 CD)

Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:37 pm

Thanks.
What about the echo/ reverb?

Re: Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (3 CD)

Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:15 pm

Looking forward to hearing this release.I'm just getting around to gathering up the Legacy sets.This one will be in my Christmas stocking this year I suspect.

Re: Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (3 CD)

Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:58 pm

How I wish Steve and Rob would be given all the 1970 and 1971 sessions.

They are the best Elvis at Stax disc 1 is incredible. I am looking for it I 24/192 hd cant get it in uk :(

Re: Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (3 CD)

Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:48 pm

Has 'Steve and Rob' added reverb to Elvis vocal?

Re: Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (3 CD)

Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:44 pm

LesterB wrote:Has 'Steve and Rob' added reverb to Elvis vocal?

With the exception of the two outtakes of Promised Land - which sound like they've had echo added - Elvis' voice on the remaining outtakes sound pretty clean to me.

Re: Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (3 CD)

Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:25 am

elvis-fan wrote:
LesterB wrote:Has 'Steve and Rob' added reverb to Elvis vocal?

With the exception of the two outtakes of Promised Land - which sound like they've had echo added - Elvis' voice on the remaining outtakes sound pretty clean to me.


Thanks. Good news.