Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:28 am
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Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:54 am
deadringer wrote:Well I got these two CD and I can say only one thing. The sound si bloody awful and BOTH CDs are S.H.I.T.
No need for such crap, no matter if you are sentimental or not. The sound is not only "dated" but awful as awful it can be.
Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:26 am
Sat Dec 09, 2006 9:22 am
Tue Dec 12, 2006 2:04 am
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Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:11 am
JEFF d wrote:Well I finally got a copy of Lets Be Friends today! This was always a favorite and the album cover was probably my all time fav for this period of Elvis... anyways I was surpised that this Cd actually even has the Camden logo on it as non of the other reissues have it!
Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:18 am
Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:25 am
JEFF d wrote: I was surpised that ("Let's Be Friends") actually even has the Camden logo on it as none of the other reissues have it!
JerryNodak wrote:Greg: I recall back in the early days of cds they used to put an advisory on the jewel case. Something along the lines of the superior cd sound will expose limitations/flaws in the original recording process. Don't know if I still have any of those older cds in my collection.
Stands to reason that if the older cds exposed flaws in the original recording, a high-end playback system/headphones would expose flaws in the cds themselves (even those of today). The better the system, the more noticable the flaws.
I myself have just a mid-priced system. So I don't notice every little thing. Thank goodness.
Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:24 pm
Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:39 pm
Gregory Nolan Jr. wrote:
"do not attempt to play this compact digital disc on a regular turntable with a needle" .....
Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:58 am
Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:51 am
frus75 wrote: the original orgasmic rubberneckin' mix
Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:31 pm
Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:22 pm
Thu Dec 14, 2006 5:32 pm
frus75 wrote:for a little cash you can hear the original orgasmic rubberneckin' mix, the original my little friend mix (much better than 90's one), the original let us pray...you have the mono mixes replaced by the modern stereo mixes (i.e the long stay away, let's forget about the stars). Sometimes the new mixes detract from a rarity (mama) and sometimes the old mixes detract from having complete performances (edited edge of reality and almost in love).
The sound is quite good, as they have mixed songs from various sources and at least the volum level is the same (not as on today ftd, frankie and johnny ftd and harum scarum ftd to name a few).
You end having a mixed product. good sound, original mixes and new mixes, new remastering, original artwork but not complete, nice price...
It is strange that even a subsidiay label releases this kind of product, but don't forget this is the right way to do it in the sense of releasing original albums restored instead of a new xmas compilation... I only wish the main label would take the new is back, something for everybody and his hand in mine sebastian ftd releases and release them with a booklet and even throwing a couple of alternates in....
Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:26 pm
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Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:46 am
likethebike wrote:Greg- I gotta tell you I grew up with these albums and while they were a gateway album, I don't understand the appeal. I love a lot of stuff from the '60s represented on the Camden label and as a teen even loved much of the running order on Separate Ways. But when RCA came out with class reissues of this stuff, the value of the Camdens sank considerably for me. I already have all this stuff in mostly crsytalline sound and in better, more intelligent, more respectful packaging. Why do I need it in this context?
If you have a burner and a scanner you can actually repeat the Camden running order and covers from your collection.
But the truth is most people wouldn't want to do that because when people dub CDs they don't usually make a nine song CD. You often claim, not without some justification, that CD lengths are too long and excessive for a proper album listening experience.
But even in the '50s and '60s a 20-22 minute album, where these early Camdens clock in, was viewed as a bit of a rip off. Look at the agitation in the Presley organization over It Happened at the World's Fair.
I can understand buying a Camden on LP as a collectible to hang on the wall but I would not want one in my CD collection. They are just another comp and poorly done comps as well. As slapped together as something like Elvis Now is, it doesn't hold a candle to the Camdens.
I would have no problem with this product for the nostalgics except for that it is taking up shelf space that should be preserved for Elvis' genuine artistic legacy which includes stuff like From Elvis in Memphis, Elvis Country and a genuine Viva Las Vegas soundtrack.
Since I mainly talking about new fans, the one thing they do is get some tracks out there outside the 40 established classics that get endlessly recycled.
Sun Dec 17, 2006 11:56 am
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