Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:56 am
Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:10 am
YDKM wrote:Its a great CD but after listening to Lamars damm lunatic laughing again, i have HAD ENOUGH of it! I know they were having fun, but that laugh REALLY annoys me
Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:31 am
Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:48 am
Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:56 am
Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:58 am
Brad M wrote:Saved and let yourself go are outstanding! so raw and so Elvis!
Agreed. It Hurt's Me is also outstanding imo. Just love that version!!
YDKM wrote----Lamar-yes it's damm obvious why Elvis used to poke fun at his weight and at him-he sounds like a 'pain in the ass!'
Would explain why Lamar will talk bad about Elvis ever chance he gets
Wed Nov 01, 2006 7:17 pm
Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:21 am
KingOfTheJungle wrote:Where is the low-end? or for that matter the lower mid-tones? Sure, Elvis's voice is pristine, but the performance lacks kick when mixed like this, and this isn't what it's supposed to sound like. I'll do an EQ on these tracks to try to get closer to the LP sound before I listen to this CD again.
Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:34 am
Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:53 am
YDKM wrote:Its a great CD but after listening to Lamars damm lunatic laughing again, i have HAD ENOUGH of it! I know they were having fun, but that laugh REALLY annoys me :twisted:
Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:01 am
KingOfTheJungle wrote:The Jam session, of course, can't be much better, and Memories sounds great, but everything else I think sounds rather flat.
Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:15 am
By a wide consensus, most everyone agrees Kevan Budd did yet another EXCELLENT job remastering a crucial piece of Elvis history. I'd trust him with ANY Elvis Presley tape, any time!
Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:48 am
KingOfTheJungle wrote:and, Doc, my message on the MRS sets remains the same: I defend the content of the books, which I know will be great.
Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:48 pm
Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:30 am
Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:21 am
KingOfTheJungle wrote:Doc, I'm really not trying to be decietful ... I am not DIRECTLY involved in the production of the MRS project ...
Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:19 am
KingOfTheJungle wrote:By a wide consensus, most everyone agrees Kevan Budd did yet another EXCELLENT job remastering a crucial piece of Elvis history. I'd trust him with ANY Elvis Presley tape, any time!
Normally I wouldn't disagree, and I have only respect for Kevan and think he does a marvellous job most of the time. Just read what I said about the latest MDQ...brilliant! Elvis at Sun- Fantastic! 1254&1382- Never sounded better! Loving You...ditto
If it will make make you feel better doc, here is my assesment of Ernst's project: It's going to be great, and everyone who can get it should. (I have also seen many of the unpub. photos going into this)
and, Doc, my message on the MRS sets remains the same: I defend the content of the books, which I know will be great.
However, I stand by my opinion on this CD. The sound is pretty good, but it is mixed to emphasize Elvis's voice rather than the performance as a whole. I think even Kevan Budd wouldn't disagree with that.
If you are able, compare the EQ of the original LP to the EQ on this cd by doing a wave form analysis and it will bear me out- there is a signifigant drop in the lower frequencies. (Especially the Trouble/Guitar Man opener)These frequencies tend to muddy Elvis's vocal in places, but undeniably give it more kick. I simply prefer it the other way.
But you're right- this is one of the best sounding post-1963 FTD's we have, but sounds NOWHERE close to the great quality of an LP. I have ALWAYS maintained that Elvis's post-comeback catalogue hasn't been given enough care soundwise (the two notable exceptions being the 2000 Promised Land remaster and the Japanese version of the 'Today' LP- That blows the FTD version out of the water.
If you have a problem with these comments, doc. It is your problem, not mine.
Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:02 am
Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:27 am
Has anyone who ordered this title from Graceland/EPE received it yet?
Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:15 am
Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:39 am
I'm never in such a hurry to hear something that I will pay $5.00 more for something that's already overpriced.
Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:23 am
Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:31 am
Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:31 am
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