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monkboughtlunch wrote:
JohanD wrote:
It sounds very VERY good!!
What's the sound quality like on the rehearsals/jam CD? Any significant sonic improvements?
I do feel that tracks 1 through 17 sound pretty good, nice in stereo, even with a certain warmth.
So to my ears it's slightly better.

"Farther along", "Santa Claus is back in town" and "Oh Happy day", still sounds pretty "hollow" and mono, the music and singers are in the back, also slightly better sound.

Verdict: this disc is slightly better then before, a nice bonus.


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Does anyone know if we get the DVD's in PAL. And more important, the Bluray release. On Tour was released in NTSC format in Europe. So I wonder if the DVD with the original film will also be in NTSC and region free.


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Wiebe wrote:Does anyone know if we get the DVD's in PAL. And more important, the Bluray release. On Tour was released in NTSC format in Europe. So I wonder if the DVD with the original film will also be in NTSC and region free.
NTSC/PAL does not apply to Blu-ray. They are all the same worldwide HD video format. What does matter is the region code, although many releases are multi-region.

I am hoping someone here will be able to confirm that the TTWII Blu-ray is multi-region.

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How does the first disc compare to the FTD ? same mix ? better sound or no diff ? any reviews on that ?


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Just got it.. amazing!
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Johnny2523 wrote:Just got it.. amazing!
Brilliant! Is it possible to show from the book a picture we've not seen yet?

Would appreciate.


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a mess of polk salad wrote:
Johnny2523 wrote:Just got it.. amazing!
Brilliant! Is it possible to show from the book a picture we've not seen yet?

Appreciated.
I filmed the unwrapping, it be on youtube today :)


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Johnny2523 wrote:
a mess of polk salad wrote:
Johnny2523 wrote:Just got it.. amazing!
Brilliant! Is it possible to show from the book a picture we've not seen yet?

Appreciated.
I filmed the unwrapping, it be on youtube today :)
Love it!


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Might not have to get this. Did Sony butcher / edit out a lot of Elvis cool dialog/comments?


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WMarkJ wrote:Might not have to get this. Did Sony butcher / edit out a lot of Elvis cool dialog/comments? $150 for good artwork while going to other releases to hear the shows?


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WMarkJ wrote:Might not have to get this. Did Sony butcher / edit out a lot of Elvis cool dialog/comments?
The microphone problems/Testing of the new microphones is cut out on the august 12 DS
the ''Sing It Charlie'' comment elvis makes during don't cry daddy seems to have dissapeared
The audience walk on the August 12 MS is not included.. However polk salad annie is now the complete performance with ''What ya looking at back there'' comment included!.
Everything has more ''Punch'' Now.. patch it up blows out of your speakers! Fantastic sound. The rehearsals seem to be a compilation of the older boxes, like Platinum/The essential 70's masters/TTWII Special Edition (2000) with hardly any audio improvement.


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Johnny2523 wrote:
WMarkJ wrote:Might not have to get this. Did Sony butcher / edit out a lot of Elvis cool dialog/comments?
The microphone problems/Testing of the new microphones is cut out on the august 12 DS
the ''Sing It Charlie'' comment elvis makes during don't cry daddy seems to have dissapeared
The audience walk on the August 12 MS is not included.. However polk salad annie is now the complete performance with ''What ya looking at back there'' comment included!.
Everything has more ''Punch'' Now.. patch it up blows out of your speakers! Fantastic sound. The rehearsals seem to be a compilation of the older boxes, like Platinum/The essential 70's masters/TTWII Special Edition (2000) with hardly any audio improvement.
having all the CDs you mentioned, I don't see a value with this set.


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WMarkJ wrote:
Johnny2523 wrote:
WMarkJ wrote:Might not have to get this. Did Sony butcher / edit out a lot of Elvis cool dialog/comments?
The microphone problems/Testing of the new microphones is cut out on the august 12 DS
the ''Sing It Charlie'' comment elvis makes during don't cry daddy seems to have dissapeared
The audience walk on the August 12 MS is not included.. However polk salad annie is now the complete performance with ''What ya looking at back there'' comment included!.
Everything has more ''Punch'' Now.. patch it up blows out of your speakers! Fantastic sound. The rehearsals seem to be a compilation of the older boxes, like Platinum/The essential 70's masters/TTWII Special Edition (2000) with hardly any audio improvement.
having all the CDs you mentioned, I don't see a value with this set. The edits are especially annoying.


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Johnny2523 wrote:The microphone problems/Testing of the new microphones is cut out on the august 12 DS
Bizarre that Sony finds "Froggy Went-A-Courtin'" acceptable for a mainstream release on this boxed set (and a re-release at that), but not the fun bit with the microphones. Granted, it loses something without the visual, but come on.



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Has anyone else been watching the best seller ranking on Amazon US? It was in the high 1000s a few weeks ago, today it's at #232!


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Ty@TheFilmFrontier wrote:
Johnny2523 wrote:The microphone problems/Testing of the new microphones is cut out on the august 12 DS
Bizarre that Sony finds "Froggy Went-A-Courtin'" acceptable for a mainstream release on this boxed set (and a re-release at that), but not the fun bit with the microphones. Granted, it loses something without the visual, but come on.
To be honest it just looks weird to, knowing the part can be found on the DVD included but not on the so called ''Complete Show'' CD Version!


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Johnny2523 wrote:
Ty@TheFilmFrontier wrote:
Johnny2523 wrote:The microphone problems/Testing of the new microphones is cut out on the august 12 DS
Bizarre that Sony finds "Froggy Went-A-Courtin'" acceptable for a mainstream release on this boxed set (and a re-release at that), but not the fun bit with the microphones. Granted, it loses something without the visual, but come on.
To be honest it just looks weird to, knowing the part can be found on the DVD included but not on the so called ''Complete Show'' CD Version!
Good point! I hadn't even thought of that, the contradiction they are creating.


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Ty@TheFilmFrontier wrote:
Johnny2523 wrote:
Ty@TheFilmFrontier wrote:
Johnny2523 wrote:The microphone problems/Testing of the new microphones is cut out on the august 12 DS
Bizarre that Sony finds "Froggy Went-A-Courtin'" acceptable for a mainstream release on this boxed set (and a re-release at that), but not the fun bit with the microphones. Granted, it loses something without the visual, but come on.
To be honest it just looks weird to, knowing the part can be found on the DVD included but not on the so called ''Complete Show'' CD Version!
Good point! I hadn't even thought of that, the contradiction they are creating.
The collectors will definatly know which show that is from
plus the whole joke is out of place as now we get

''I did my first movie... What your laughing at?, im bringing in the supremes tomorrow night''
Now.. How does that joke work if you don't know that elvis is actually standing there with 4 mic's that he just tested in a humorous way?


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Johnny2523 wrote:..
Looks awesome thank you for the unveiling :lol:


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Ty@TheFilmFrontier wrote:
steve in SC wrote:I may be wierd but I will most likely get the box set and the bluray disc but will not play any of the cds or dvds until after viewing TTWII on the big screen on 8/17. After the film I will then go back and watch the bluray and listen to the cds.
I had the thought to do this as well, but I don't think I have the willpower. Especially when it comes to the CDs. Good luck with it, though!

Not sure if I will be getting the small set or this big set. Need to see what Pop Market does. Getting the Blu-ray and going to the theater. I won't watch the Blu-ray until after I have been to the theater but I will allow myself to watch the extras including the original movie before going to the theater. Wonder still if the original movie has been improved picture wise or sound wise. We will know soon.


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I should add that I'm also waiting for FTD Blu-Ray, already ordered. That I can watch as soon as it gets here.


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Johnny2523 wrote:
Matthew wrote:
Johnny2523 wrote:They also cut some dialogue badley

elvis talks saying sorry i couldnt get up there, but they want u out in the casino'' originally..
YET
on this release it cuts right at the but they want you...
right into ''ah i have a new record''
without any silence inbetween
like a huge hiccup
Perhaps there's an issue with the stream.

We should wait for the actual CD to make informed judgements regarding edits etc.
stream? It's a soundcloud file, i played it back many times, and it's the same everytime
the only thing it could be is if they made these mistakes on the original file they uploaded.. it did came from the official elvis page you know.
Is this glitch present on the CD from the box set?


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Rich_TCB wrote:
Johnny2523 wrote:
Matthew wrote:
Johnny2523 wrote:They also cut some dialogue badley

elvis talks saying sorry i couldnt get up there, but they want u out in the casino'' originally..
YET
on this release it cuts right at the but they want you...
right into ''ah i have a new record''
without any silence inbetween
like a huge hiccup
Perhaps there's an issue with the stream.

We should wait for the actual CD to make informed judgements regarding edits etc.
stream? It's a soundcloud file, i played it back many times, and it's the same everytime
the only thing it could be is if they made these mistakes on the original file they uploaded.. it did came from the official elvis page you know.
Is this glitch present on the CD from the box set?
I can confirm.. that those glitches arent on there
so i figure they where to prevent pirating!.


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I am not getting this set, but I will buy the Legacy 2-CD set. But I really would like to hear the Aug 11 DS version of I Just Can't Help Believin' that was on the original LP but WITHOUT the overdubbed applause. I assume it is unaltered on the Aug 11 DS CD on this set.