Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:55 pm
Marko wrote:Aloha From Hawaii was worse and that photo didn't either come from the actual show.
Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:04 pm
Rob wrote:Marko wrote:Aloha From Hawaii was worse and that photo didn't either come from the actual show.
RCA never released a mainstream album that had a photo from the actual concert on the cover of the live albums.
Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:39 pm
Marko wrote:...They didn't have the time to do it properly. I think the album hit the streets only about 10 days after the show...
Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:46 pm
Axeman wrote:Col. Parker always seemed to pick the worst shots for album covers in the 70's...
Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:10 pm
KHoots wrote:Marko wrote:...They didn't have the time to do it properly. I think the album hit the streets only about 10 days after the show...
How much time would they need to develop a shot from that show? They knew it was going to be a rush to put out the product. The cover shot never occurred to them in preparation of the release?
Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:15 pm
Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:38 pm
JerryNodak wrote: Marko: Is this your "worst" Elvis moment?? (oops, that another thread).
So the cover shot didn't match the event. Big deal!! I don't think that detracted from sales. The "idea" was to get the album out on the streets to take advantage of the event still being fresh in the buyer's mind. It worked. Of course it was about the money. The "Colonel" had a bad gambling habit he needed to feed. Elvis had "other" problems.
JerryNodak wrote:Hey!! The Burning Love, Movie Hits album thing has been beat to death. Give it a rest.
Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:16 pm
Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:39 pm
JerryNodak wrote:I only mentioned it because you did. If you read this board even semi-regularly you know the Burning Love, Hits From His Movie album hits a sore spot with lots of fans. It's mention quite often (though not by you)..
JerryNodak wrote:We'll never know if it was an artistic blunder because the album as evisioned by many fans never came to pass. Even if it had there is no absolute guarantee that it would have been a blockbuster. I'm not sure that even I would have bought it. Afterall I would have already owned
Burning Love/It's A Matter Of Time and Separate Ways/Always On My Mind on stereo singles.
Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:44 am
elvis-fan wrote:What's wrong with this shot? I know it's from April but he looks pretty good in this pic...
Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:53 am
Joe Car wrote:administrator wrote:PEP,
The information from J about the suits worn is correct. Elvis didn't wear the suit on the cover of MSG album during any of the shows from the June 1972 tour.
The book from Erik-Skarr is correct about the suit for June 11th but in error for the cape.
How could RCA be so ignorant as to do this? It's not even a good picture of our guy. As this thread has shown us, there are countless of great photos they could have used for that album cover. These are the things that piss me off about the Colonel and RCA, they're lack of attention to detail when it came to EP's work. Just slap on any picture of Elvis, he will sell records anyway, frickin a--holes. To me, they didn't deserve to have him as a client.
Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:29 pm
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