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Ken Jensen wrote:I don't agree that Sunrise is an excellent set. The sound quality is too poor for that. Besides, that release contains masters, studio outtakes, and live cuts. Our long time fan is talking about a 2-CD set that only revolves around the studio material, something Sunrise does not.

drghanem, I think the source is the same as before. It says it's a digital copy of the acetate. Jack White is not mentioned in the credits, as far as I can see.
For 60+ year old recordings, the casual fan/listener will not care the sound quality is somewhat inferior on Sunrise.. Sunrise satisfied many a customer that bought it back in the day,( including me), and I assume those people are still satisfied with it. People really need to understand the needs of the average consumer sometimes and not hardcore fans or extreme audio files. It was and still is an excellent representation of Elvis' Sun years for many. Another factor to consider is many people who bought this 2 cd set were getting the Sun stuff on CD for the first time if they passed up the 1992 box King of Rock and Roll. So to them the sound was just find and a major upgrade to their vinyl. I dodnt think there is enough lure to purchase this new 3 CD set if you have Sunrise or Elvis At Sun. Not many people care about a book or a CD of live stuff. Also when Sunrise came out the label was in full command of restoring Elvis' recorded legacy with mainstream releases that made sense. The fabulous 50s, 60s, 70s boxsets, Sunrise, Suspicious Minds, Essential Elvis, and many of his catalog albums with extra cuts. It really should have remained that way. But with Elvis it was always lets re-issue, lets make more money off the fans that simply buy everything, and thus the catalog is a mess with so many releases, a normal consumer gets totally confused. Ugh greed.
Greed has got nothing to do with it. When Ernst published his book in 2012, it was planned to include every single scrap of surviving audio from the SUN years in the best possible sound quality. Can you imagine how excited Ernst must have been when he came across a concert tape from 1955 with "You're a Heartbreaker" on it and a second version of "Hearts of Stone", plus four other songs, including a mislabelled version of "That's All Right (Little Mama)", and then discovering that there was no mistake after all, that, in fact, he has unearthed a brand new Elvis song? My God, that must have been mind-blowing!

The three CDs that accompanied the book were a treasure trove, and it stands to reason that they would find their way to the mass market. It's not just about maximizing on the investment, it's just as much a matter of making available to the general public a vital piece of music history. And, yes, I think there's a market for it.



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There's a very interesting picture on page 18 in the booklet. Close scrutiny will reveal the number of girls Elvis was with that evening, either that or there had been a massive orgy in the parking lot during the show.

However, the most likely explanation is that the drug store handed out freebies in connection to their grand opening.



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Ken Jensen wrote:There's a very interesting picture on page 18 in the booklet. Close scrutiny will reveal the number of girls Elvis was with that evening, either that or there had been a massive orgy in the parking lot during the show.

However, the most likely explanation is that the drug store handed out freebies in connection to their grand opening.
The drug store's grand opening, or the girls' grand opening? I'm going out shortly, I need an answer on this pretty quick. Otherwise I won't be able to concentrate while I'm driving.


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Contrary to what posters here might say about the fidelity on the old vs the new transfer of My Happiness, I personally hear a remarkable difference in clarity. Of course the new Jack White-transfer comes with surface-noice but the clarity is unsurpassed in quality. Too bad that SONY didn't use it for this new set. I am still awaiting my set which was shipped from the good ole USA last week.


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drghanem wrote:Contrary to what posters here might say about the fidelity on the old vs the new transfer of My Happiness, I personally hear a remarkable difference in clarity. Of course the new Jack White-transfer comes with surface-noice but the clarity is unsurpassed in quality. Too bad that SONY didn't use it for this new set. I am still awaiting my set which was shipped from the good ole USA last week.
I agree; the 2012 remasters of the first two demo acetates sound worse than ever to me (badly filtered/noise reduced), so it's the only thing I really dislike from these almost perfect 2012/2017 sets...
I would love to hear nice and fresh transfers from these demo acetates in digital form.


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I'll be transferring my 78 RSD release to hd digital format next month (new MC cartridge soon) and then I can upload a version on zippyshare.


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drghanem wrote:I'll be transferring my 78 RSD release to hd digital format next month (new MC cartridge soon) and then I can upload a version on zippyshare.
That would be awesome!
Thank you in advance, drghanem :)


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JimmyCool wrote:
drghanem wrote:Contrary to what posters here might say about the fidelity on the old vs the new transfer of My Happiness, I personally hear a remarkable difference in clarity. Of course the new Jack White-transfer comes with surface-noice but the clarity is unsurpassed in quality. Too bad that SONY didn't use it for this new set. I am still awaiting my set which was shipped from the good ole USA last week.
I agree; the 2012 remasters of the first two demo acetates sound worse than ever to me (badly filtered/noise reduced), so it's the only thing I really dislike from these almost perfect 2012/2017 sets...
I would love to hear nice and fresh transfers from these demo acetates in digital form.
Are you serious, JimmyCool? These demos have never sounded better than on A Boy from Tupelo. The Jack White transfer might be better, but the 2012 versions surpassed anything that came before by a country mile.


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drghanem wrote:Contrary to what posters here might say about the fidelity on the old vs the new transfer of My Happiness, I personally hear a remarkable difference in clarity. Of course the new Jack White-transfer comes with surface-noice but the clarity is unsurpassed in quality. Too bad that SONY didn't use it for this new set. I am still awaiting my set which was shipped from the good ole USA last week.
I agree; the 2012 remasters of the first two demo acetates sound worse than ever to me (badly filtered/noise reduced), so it's the only thing I really dislike from these almost perfect 2012/2017 sets...
I would love to hear nice and fresh transfers from these demo acetates in digital form.
Are you serious, JimmyCool? These demos have never sounded better than on A Boy from Tupelo. The Jack White transfer might be better, but the 2012 versions surpassed anything that came before by a country mile.
I'm dead serious, Ken Jensen.
Just listen to "I'll Never Stand In Your Way" on "Platinum" and then go to "A Boy From Tupelo".
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I met Ernst today, Very nice guy. At the Elvis 101 event he talked about ''A Boy From Tupelo'' and even how he came up with that title and why he chose that specifically.
There was also a short mention of ''Elvis On Tour''.. Tom Brown asked ernst what he would still like to do - so that the next time they do an event they can say.. last year we talked about you wanting to do this and now you've done it... Ernst mentioned ''Elvis On Tour'' as an answer and he hoped that Turner/MGM would let him do an Elvis On Tour set, followed by ''I hope they're listening''.
I recorded most of the event on audio, and when i get the time i'll upload it. Below a photo of ernst signing my copy of his book.
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On a side note that's off topic. I was really impressed by the ''The Gospel Music Of Elvis Concert'' event yesterday at Soundstage A - Terry mike jeffrey set the scene with some great versions of ''By And By'' ''Where No One Stands Alone'' ''You'll Never Walk Alone'' among others. The Imperials were great too (Thou Terry Blackwood was the only original)
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but the part that touched me most was the last part of the show.. by the stamps quartet, it was emotional to see Donnie Sumner speak, with a laugh and a tear, he's a great comedian, but most people silenced when he got serious, and told the audience, he just burried 13 friends in 1 year (Mentions of Red & Sonny) with alot of them being from the Elvis Circle. Bill baize performed a great version of ''When It's My Time'' bringing donnie to tears. Donnie also shared pride of his son, and J.D got a few mentions, most notably, donnie said that when they performed JD always made them perform a song, and donnie once said ''I'm not doing this song anymore!'' as they used to do it at every single show with the stamps... but when J.D Passed away, they ended up singing the song again, for every single show with the stamps, and so for JD they performed it once again. When one of the groups was done elvis would appear on screen, and everyone would clap.

Thankfully, i caught the whole show on audio, i didn't manage to take video's because i only had 25% left. I'll share interesting bits of the show when i'm back from the USA.. but so far - My first time in memphis.. has been a very special one, a sad yet happy one, a busy one.. a lifetime experience, and i can't wait for the coming days.

Btw the show was totally sold out.
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Thanks.

His answer regarding Elvis On Tour doesn't even make sense. RCA owns the multi-track recordings of the four shows. Why would Turner/WB need to be involved?


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Rich_TCB wrote:Thanks.

His answer regarding Elvis On Tour doesn't even make sense. RCA owns the multi-track recordings of the four shows. Why would Turner/WB need to be involved?
He wasn't just talking audio, he mentioned footage - I'm guessing he wants to do it right.


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But trying to include footage just makes it more complicated. Trust me, it would be great, but let's just release the damn thing already....with or without DVD's.


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Rich_TCB wrote:Thanks.

His answer regarding Elvis On Tour doesn't even make sense. RCA owns the multi-track recordings of the four shows. Why would Turner/WB need to be involved?
Probably because RCA will not approve a standalone "Elvis On Tour" box set. A release campaign with the audio (RCA) and film (MGM) elements will be mutually beneficial at retail.


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Johnny2523 wrote:I met Ernst today, Very nice guy. At the Elvis 101 event he talked about ''A Boy From Tupelo'' and even how he came up with that title and why he chose that specifically.
There was also a short mention of ''Elvis On Tour''.. Tom Brown asked ernst what he would still like to do - so that the next time they do an event they can say.. last year we talked about you wanting to do this and now you've done it... Ernst mentioned ''Elvis On Tour'' as an answer and he hoped that Turner/MGM would let him do an Elvis On Tour set, followed by ''I hope they're listening''.
I recorded most of the event on audio, and when i get the time i'll upload it. Below a photo of ernst signing my copy of his book.
Ernst.jpg
On a side note that's off topic. I was really impressed by the ''The Gospel Music Of Elvis Concert'' event yesterday at Soundstage A - Terry mike jeffrey set the scene with some great versions of ''By And By'' ''Where No One Stands Alone'' ''You'll Never Walk Alone'' among others. The Imperials were great too (Thou Terry Blackwood was the only original)
The Gospel Music Of Elvis.jpg
The Imperials.jpg
but the part that touched me most was the last part of the show.. by the stamps quartet, it was emotional to see Donnie Sumner speak, with a laugh and a tear, he's a great comedian, but most people silenced when he got serious, and told the audience, he just burried 13 friends in 1 year (Mentions of Red & Sonny) with alot of them being from the Elvis Circle. Bill baize performed a great version of ''When It's My Time'' bringing donnie to tears. Donnie also shared pride of his son, and J.D got a few mentions, most notably, donnie said that when they performed JD always made them perform a song, and donnie once said ''I'm not doing this song anymore!'' as they used to do it at every single show with the stamps... but when J.D Passed away, they ended up singing the song again, for every single show with the stamps, and so for JD they performed it once again. When one of the groups was done elvis would appear on screen, and everyone would clap.

Thankfully, i caught the whole show on audio, i didn't manage to take video's because i only had 25% left. I'll share interesting bits of the show when i'm back from the USA.. but so far - My first time in memphis.. has been a very special one, a sad yet happy one, a busy one.. a lifetime experience, and i can't wait for the coming days.

Btw the show was totally sold out.
Wow, thanks for the info and nice pic. Did you also attend the Fan Club Presidents Event? One of my all time favorite radio personalities, "Mr. Music" Norm N. Nite was a guest speaker and he always has great insights to Elvis. I heard him on Elvis Radio this weekend and it was so great to hear his stories.


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Another enjoyable review from August 14, 2017.

The Genesis Of Genius
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Thanks Mike.

And a tip of the hat to George Smith . . . ;-)


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Mike C wrote:
Johnny2523 wrote:I met Ernst today, Very nice guy. At the Elvis 101 event he talked about ''A Boy From Tupelo'' and even how he came up with that title and why he chose that specifically.
There was also a short mention of ''Elvis On Tour''.. Tom Brown asked ernst what he would still like to do - so that the next time they do an event they can say.. last year we talked about you wanting to do this and now you've done it... Ernst mentioned ''Elvis On Tour'' as an answer and he hoped that Turner/MGM would let him do an Elvis On Tour set, followed by ''I hope they're listening''.
I recorded most of the event on audio, and when i get the time i'll upload it. Below a photo of ernst signing my copy of his book.
Ernst.jpg
On a side note that's off topic. I was really impressed by the ''The Gospel Music Of Elvis Concert'' event yesterday at Soundstage A - Terry mike jeffrey set the scene with some great versions of ''By And By'' ''Where No One Stands Alone'' ''You'll Never Walk Alone'' among others. The Imperials were great too (Thou Terry Blackwood was the only original)
The Gospel Music Of Elvis.jpg
The Imperials.jpg
but the part that touched me most was the last part of the show.. by the stamps quartet, it was emotional to see Donnie Sumner speak, with a laugh and a tear, he's a great comedian, but most people silenced when he got serious, and told the audience, he just burried 13 friends in 1 year (Mentions of Red & Sonny) with alot of them being from the Elvis Circle. Bill baize performed a great version of ''When It's My Time'' bringing donnie to tears. Donnie also shared pride of his son, and J.D got a few mentions, most notably, donnie said that when they performed JD always made them perform a song, and donnie once said ''I'm not doing this song anymore!'' as they used to do it at every single show with the stamps... but when J.D Passed away, they ended up singing the song again, for every single show with the stamps, and so for JD they performed it once again. When one of the groups was done elvis would appear on screen, and everyone would clap.

Thankfully, i caught the whole show on audio, i didn't manage to take video's because i only had 25% left. I'll share interesting bits of the show when i'm back from the USA.. but so far - My first time in memphis.. has been a very special one, a sad yet happy one, a busy one.. a lifetime experience, and i can't wait for the coming days.

Btw the show was totally sold out.
Wow, thanks for the info and nice pic. Did you also attend the Fan Club Presidents Event? One of my all time favorite radio personalities, "Mr. Music" Norm N. Nite was a guest speaker and he always has great insights to Elvis. I heard him on Elvis Radio this weekend and it was so great to hear his stories.
I wasn't able to go to the fan club president event sadley, but i would love to hear ur story about it :)


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Johnny2523 wrote:
Mike C wrote:
Johnny2523 wrote:I met Ernst today, Very nice guy. At the Elvis 101 event he talked about ''A Boy From Tupelo'' and even how he came up with that title and why he chose that specifically.
There was also a short mention of ''Elvis On Tour''.. Tom Brown asked ernst what he would still like to do - so that the next time they do an event they can say.. last year we talked about you wanting to do this and now you've done it... Ernst mentioned ''Elvis On Tour'' as an answer and he hoped that Turner/MGM would let him do an Elvis On Tour set, followed by ''I hope they're listening''.
I recorded most of the event on audio, and when i get the time i'll upload it. Below a photo of ernst signing my copy of his book.
Ernst.jpg
On a side note that's off topic. I was really impressed by the ''The Gospel Music Of Elvis Concert'' event yesterday at Soundstage A - Terry mike jeffrey set the scene with some great versions of ''By And By'' ''Where No One Stands Alone'' ''You'll Never Walk Alone'' among others. The Imperials were great too (Thou Terry Blackwood was the only original)
The Gospel Music Of Elvis.jpg
The Imperials.jpg
but the part that touched me most was the last part of the show.. by the stamps quartet, it was emotional to see Donnie Sumner speak, with a laugh and a tear, he's a great comedian, but most people silenced when he got serious, and told the audience, he just burried 13 friends in 1 year (Mentions of Red & Sonny) with alot of them being from the Elvis Circle. Bill baize performed a great version of ''When It's My Time'' bringing donnie to tears. Donnie also shared pride of his son, and J.D got a few mentions, most notably, donnie said that when they performed JD always made them perform a song, and donnie once said ''I'm not doing this song anymore!'' as they used to do it at every single show with the stamps... but when J.D Passed away, they ended up singing the song again, for every single show with the stamps, and so for JD they performed it once again. When one of the groups was done elvis would appear on screen, and everyone would clap.

Thankfully, i caught the whole show on audio, i didn't manage to take video's because i only had 25% left. I'll share interesting bits of the show when i'm back from the USA.. but so far - My first time in memphis.. has been a very special one, a sad yet happy one, a busy one.. a lifetime experience, and i can't wait for the coming days.

Btw the show was totally sold out.
Wow, thanks for the info and nice pic. Did you also attend the Fan Club Presidents Event? One of my all time favorite radio personalities, "Mr. Music" Norm N. Nite was a guest speaker and he always has great insights to Elvis. I heard him on Elvis Radio this weekend and it was so great to hear his stories.
I wasn't able to go to the fan club president event sadley, but i would love to hear ur story about it :)
I didn't make it either. :cry: I heard Norm one Elvis Radio and also his An American Music Legend special which ran last week on the channel.


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The credits of the book feature Gene Simmons. Is this THE Gene Simmons and if so, what was his contribution?


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Here's a recording of the Elvis101 event - Ernst his part.
The audio is complete, however since there's about 3 minutes of footage. starts at 1.00
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Rich_TCB wrote:Thanks Mike.

And a tip of the hat to George Smith . . . ;-)
Yes, you got that right. Ernst read the George Smith topic here and was blown away by the impeccable research on "That's All Right." Now it is clear that he embraces the facts presented exclusively on FECC.

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Another pleasant review, published August 15, 2017 in the Chicago Tribune:


Early Elvis On "A Boy From Tupelo"

https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20170815/282303910242719

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Rich_TCB wrote:Thanks Mike.

And a tip of the hat to George Smith . . . ;-)
Thank you -- to know that Ernst has read that article blows me away.



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