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Re: Where to Start

Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:51 am

midnightx wrote: My Boy is no laughing matter. It is a tremendous track.


Totally agree.

The lyric is poetic.

The melody is haunting.

Elvis' vocal is utterly believable, sung with power, conviction and raw emotion.

Re: Where to Start

Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:37 am

jdw89 wrote:I'm looking to spend no more than $100 total right now and yes it is pretty amazing I don't own anything of his on CD I know! I like pretty much everything I've heard by him to be honest.


Then my suggestion is perfect. Click the link, it'll be in your hands in about a week.

Re: Where to Start

Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:23 am

Scarre wrote:
Greg1995 wrote:
Scarre wrote:You should really start with the Essential Masters Box sets. Like this one:
http://www.amazon.com/King-Rock-Roll-Co ... masters+50

If you get all 3, you will own most of what he recorded in the studios. Not bad at all...



Yes, but these releases are old and the sound quality and mixes are rather poor comparing to the recent ones (Vic Anesini fantastic remasters)


Sure, not the best ones...but really, not bad at all...Really.


I agree Scarre......not bad at all, the sound quality is just fine, and considering the price, you`ll get a lot of great music for the money. Using the link below, you`ll get all three(50`, 60`and 70`nice box sets= 5 cd`s pr. set(15 cd`s in all) )(139+130+120=389 tracks ) for a total of $93.19.....all well spend if you ask me. Elvis recorded about 800+ songs, and I`m sure you can`t get the rest +/- ? 400 songs(I know a few are represented more than once in the box sets, but in different versions) for $93.13, so spend your money wise in the first place :wink:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008VI ... d_i=507846

I would say that those would make a really great start.(They did it for me about 10 years ago :D ) But jdw89, you should know that anyway you do it......there will be a loooong way to go. When you first get goin`, it`ll never end.....LOL. There are so many more.....endless titles of Elvis cd`s out there, so my advise would be.....take it easy and start to concentrate on Elvis` main body of work......Elvis world is a HUGE one, and only few can ever afford to own everything.
After the 50`, 60`, and 70`box sets, I would go for the FTD cd`s.....one by one. Do you know what FTD are?.......if not, just ask and people will be happy to tell you about what it is.

I know if I were you, I`d be rather confused by now from all the answers, but I sincerely hope you`ll find your way through the Elvis jungle......Welcome to the Elvis world at FECC and Happy new year.

P.S. And I`m sure you would want some DVD`s too........here you go, my best ones are

http://www.amazon.com/Elvis-Comeback-Sp ... ck+special

http://www.amazon.com/Elvis-Thats-Two-D ... _mov_img_y

http://www.amazon.com/Elvis-Aloha-Hawai ... rom+hawaii

http://www.amazon.com/Elvis-Tour-Presle ... _mov_img_z
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Re: Where to Start

Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:25 am

elvisa wrote:
Scarre wrote:
Greg1995 wrote:
Scarre wrote:You should really start with the Essential Masters Box sets. Like this one:
http://www.amazon.com/King-Rock-Roll-Co ... masters+50

If you get all 3, you will own most of what he recorded in the studios. Not bad at all...



Yes, but these releases are old and the sound quality and mixes are rather poor comparing to the recent ones (Vic Anesini fantastic remasters)


Sure, not the best ones...but really, not bad at all...Really.


I agree Scarre......not bad at all, the sound quality is just fine, and considering the price, you`ll get a lot of great music for the money. Using the link below, you`ll get all three(50`, 60`and 70`nice box sets= 5 cd`s pr. set(15 cd`s in all) ) for a total of $93.19

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008VI ... d_i=507846

I would say that those would make a really great start.(They did it for me about 10 years ago :D ) But jdw89, you should know that anyway you do it......there will be a loooong way to go. When you first get goin`, it`ll never end.....LOL. There are so many more.....endless titles of Elvis cd`s out there, so my advise would be.....take it easy and start to concentrate on Elvis` main body of work......Elvis world is a HUGE one, and only few can ever afford to own everything.
After the 50`, 60`, and 70`box sets, I would go for the FTD cd`s.....one by one. Do you know what FTD are?.......if not, just ask and people will be happy to tell you about what it is.

I know if I were you, I`d be rather confused by now from all the answers, but I sincerely hope you`ll find your way through the Elvis jungle......Welcome to Elvis world and Happy new year.

P.S. And I`m sure you would want some DVD`s too........here you go, my best ones are

http://www.amazon.com/Elvis-Comeback-Sp ... ck+special

http://www.amazon.com/Elvis-Thats-Two-D ... _mov_img_y

http://www.amazon.com/Elvis-Aloha-Hawai ... rom+hawaii

http://www.amazon.com/Elvis-Tour-Presle ... _mov_img_z
Those sets look really cool

Re: Where to Start

Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:53 am

jdw89, They are cool.....trust me.....they are 8) If they will be your first Elvis cd`s.........you`ll be happy.....for awhile. :wink:
Please tell me jdw89, how old are you....if I may ask?

Re: Where to Start

Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:56 am

elvisa wrote:jdw89, They are cool.....trust me.....they are 8) If they will be your first Elvis cd`s.........you`ll be happy.....for awhile. :wink:

It says they were repackaged does this mean they don't include the cool books anymore ? Also how much more will I be missing of his material if I got these?

I'm 24, I've had compilations in the past of his and listened to a few records before but never anything other than that.

Re: Where to Start

Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:01 am

Yes they are repacked and a bit cheaper than original, but the music is the same. I do think there are books included still......to be honest, not quite sure if it`s been shortened a bit, but I don`t think so......just in a smaller print. As for the music material in the box sets, it`s quite the same as the original.....nothing missing.

Well, as far as the rest of his material.....it really a loooooong story....lol. There is still quite a few studio recordings(Among them some film songs), and a lot of live recordings to get, but you can`t get them all in one really.......you`ll have to start somewhere. Just ask, and we`ll guide you along the way.

If you want to get The complete Elvis Presley masters, it will cost you $799.99, but then you`ll have it all......almost.
http://www.amazon.com/Elvis-Presley-Com ... te+masters

Do you know about FTD? (Follow that dream records)

Re: Where to Start

Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:40 am

priceless... he asked what to start out a collection and you're already suggesting the Complete Masters? :facep: smoke'm if ya got'm :D

JEFF d
EP fan

Re: Where to Start

Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:12 am

Actually for a $100 budget, the 50s 60s and 70s box sets are the best way to go. Some would be satisfied with only these 3 boxes and nothing more. In fact, I would say most Elvis fans do not have anything near as much music as these 3 boxes contain.

Re: Where to Start

Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:13 am

skatterbrane wrote:Actually for a $100 budget, the 50s 60s and 70s box sets are the best way to go. Some would be satisfied with only these 3 boxes and nothing more. In fact, I would say most Elvis fans do not have anything nearly as much music as these 3 boxes contain.

Re: Where to Start

Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:10 am

jdw89 wrote:It says they were repackaged does this mean they don't include the cool books anymore ? Also how much more will I be missing of his material if I got these?

I'm 24, I've had compilations in the past of his and listened to a few records before but never anything other than that.


Do you know Errol Flynn?

Re: Where to Start

Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:35 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
jdw89 wrote:It says they were repackaged does this mean they don't include the cool books anymore ? Also how much more will I be missing of his material if I got these?

I'm 24, I've had compilations in the past of his and listened to a few records before but never anything other than that.


Do you know Errol Flynn?

no

Re: Where to Start

Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:25 am

midnightx wrote:
jdw89 wrote:hey where should i start out with Elvis cds? i dont own any of his yet

Elvis In Concert.

Houston, we have a problem CD. Oh, make sure you get "My Boy".

Re: Where to Start

Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:23 pm

JEFF d wrote:priceless... he asked what to start out a collection and you're already suggesting the Complete Masters? :facep: smoke'm if ya got'm :D

JEFF d
EP fan


Hey......he also asked:
jdw89 wrote:Also how much more will I be missing of his material if I got these?


So my idea by showing him the complete masters was to give him an idea of how much the whole thing is. I could have made him a looong list of songs, but.... :wink:

Re: Where to Start

Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:32 am

skatterbrane wrote:Actually for a $100 budget, the 50s 60s and 70s box sets are the best way to go. Some would be satisfied with only these 3 boxes and nothing more.


True.

Re: Where to Start

Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:35 am

elvisa wrote:
JEFF d wrote:priceless... he asked what to start out a collection and you're already suggesting the Complete Masters? :facep: smoke'm if ya got'm :D

JEFF d
EP fan


Hey......he also asked:
jdw89 wrote:Also how much more will I be missing of his material if I got these?


So my idea by showing him the complete masters was to give him an idea of how much the whole thing is. I could have made him a looong list of songs, but.... :wink:

Would I really be missing that much stuff?

Re: Where to Start

Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:42 am

If you got the boxsets from the 50-60-70s mostly the material you would be lacking would be movie and religious songs from the 1960s.
...& there is just a handful of the 70s recordings not included the 70s boxset also does not include any of live releases of the era.

JEFF d
EP fan

Re: Where to Start

Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:30 am

Ok. You have $100.

Set 1: Original Album Classics series - Gold Records 1-5. $28

Features the expanded versions of all 5 albums in the Gold Records series. 92 of Presley greatest hits for $28 (or $16 if you buy from amazon marketplace)

http://www.amazon.com/Original-Album-Classics-Elvis-Presley/dp/B00559BSXO/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1388366429&sr=8-6&keywords=elvis+original+album

Set 2: Elvis: The Complete 50s Masters. $26

The complete 50s masters. Everything Elvis recorded in the studio from 1953-58. Some will say that the sound isn't tip-top, which is true - it's not as good as the 2007 remasters. But probably at this stage in your collection you won't notice the difference, and this is the cheapest way of getting 140 tracks at a cheap price.

http://www.amazon.com/King-Rock-Roll-Elvis-Presley/dp/B008VI0A2G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388366593&sr=8-1&keywords=elvis+king+of+rock+roll

Set 3: 20 Original Albums $44

Contains the following original albums: 1. Elvis Presley (1956) 2. Elvis Is Back (1960) 3. Something For Everybody (1961) 4. Pot Luck (1962) 5. Elvis For Everyone! (1965) 6. From Elvis In Memphis (1969) 7. On Stage (1970) 8. That's The Way It Is (1971) 9. Elvis Country (1971) 10. Love Letters From Elvis (1971) 11. Elvis Now (1972) 12. Aloha From Hawaii (1973) 13. Elvis (73) 14. Raised On Rock (1973) 15. Good Times (1974) 16. Promised Land (1975) 17. Today (1975) 18. From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee (1976) 19. Welcome To My World (1977) 20. Moody Blue (1977).

This is a collection of 20 original albums. Only one from the 50s, but that doesn't matter if you've bought the 50s boxed set mentioned above. You them get the trio of Nashville albums from the early 1960s, the essential 1969 album From Elvis In Memphis, the live album On Stage, and the two key "studio" albums recorded in 1970. The rest of the albums included are a mixed bag. But it's still an efficient way of getting the eight albums I've just mentioned. Just count the 1971-77 albums as freebees.

http://www.amazon.com/Elvis-20-Original-Albums-Presley/dp/B008B11RLQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388366299&sr=8-1&keywords=elvis+perfect

Is there still essential stuff missing if you buy these three sets. Yes, there's the 1969 live recordings, the 1968 TV special and the gospel recordings. But you can't get everything all at once, and the three above sets are as good a variety of material you can get for $100, and very good value for your dollar.

Re: Where to Start

Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:37 am

And here is a good way to get the soundtracks:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GG4E6XG/ref ... BH6U27KCYX

Re: Where to Start

Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:18 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
jdw89 wrote:It says they were repackaged does this mean they don't include the cool books anymore ? Also how much more will I be missing of his material if I got these?

I'm 24, I've had compilations in the past of his and listened to a few records before but never anything other than that.


Do you know Errol Flynn?

Yeah Doc, this smells like a put on, doesn't it?

Re: Where to Start

Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:28 am

stevelecher wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
jdw89 wrote:It says they were repackaged does this mean they don't include the cool books anymore ? Also how much more will I be missing of his material if I got these?

I'm 24, I've had compilations in the past of his and listened to a few records before but never anything other than that.


Do you know Errol Flynn?

Yeah Doc, this smells like a put on, doesn't it?


And some of the advice surely is too.

Re: Where to Start

Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:29 am

stevelecher wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
jdw89 wrote:It says they were repackaged does this mean they don't include the cool books anymore ? Also how much more will I be missing of his material if I got these?

I'm 24, I've had compilations in the past of his and listened to a few records before but never anything other than that.


Do you know Errol Flynn?

Yeah Doc, this smells like a put on, doesn't it?


Same story, different name.

Re: Where to Start

Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:26 pm

OMG! The 3 decades boxsets for a starter?!? That's quite a bit to begin! I would recommend only the 50s box (which is really a piece of art no matter how old it is) and the ftd edition of "Elvis is back!" (probably his very best studio session ever.)

If you enjoy that incredible material, then keep it up. If you don't, you'll still have the very best of the King.

Re: Where to Start

Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:41 pm

mike edwards66 wrote:
midnightx wrote: My Boy is no laughing matter. It is a tremendous track.


Totally agree.

The lyric is poetic.

The melody is haunting.

Elvis' vocal is utterly believable, sung with power, conviction and raw emotion.

Are you talkin' 'bout "That's All Right"? :wink:

I agree that "Good Rockin' Tonight" is the best way to begin with. Even though it contains "This Is My Heaven" and "Adam And Evil".

Re: Where to Start

Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:17 pm

The place to start would have to be:

The King of Rock 'n' Roll: The Complete 50's Masters
From Nashville To Memphis - Essential 60s Masters
Walk A Mile In My Shoes: The Essential 70's Masters

http://www.amazon.co.uk/King-Rock-Roll- ... 7s+masters

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nashville-Memph ... 7s+masters

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Walk-Mile-My-Sh ... 7s+masters

Great place to start,

Jasper