Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:14 am
I wish I could have said it like you! Thanks!!!shanebrown wrote:Well, from the point of view of Hitchcock Rope was an experiment with the long shots and all and The Trouble With Harry is now considered a classic. I'm not really up enough on Dylan to comment.
However is you excise the leftover albums from the Presley catalogue of the 1970s then Elvis would come over as a much more consistent performer. The artistic achievement of each album would have remained high and therefore would have been treated with more respect. We all know the the Stax sessions in December 73 should have sold like hot cakes but didnt. They had commercial success stamped all over them - a good mix of good songs, from different genres, sung well, coherently released. BUT any new fans or interested parties that picked up TTWII or Elvis Country would have seen a decline in standard through Now, The 71 Christmas album, Fool, Love Letters and Raised On Rock to the point where they probably decided that Elvis had obviously let it go again. Whereas he hadn't and was putting out enough songs to come up with good albums but the quanity of them meant left-overs and half-finished songs to be released. Without the release of those albums, yes, some great numbers would have remained unreleased. But thats the way it is for all artists whether it is Elvis, Sinatra, Cash, Bobby darin and so on.
Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:57 am
Claus wrote:I think Sony/BMG should release Elvis' albums as two-fers with bonus tracks (singles). Capitol released the Beach Boys catalog as two-fers in the early 90's and they have been in print ever since.
Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:07 am
Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:46 am
Big help for me!shanebrown wrote:Thanks for the compliment JLGB )
Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:31 am
JLGB wrote::lol: ..Happened and did not work out Claus!
Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:06 pm
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Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:23 pm
Same here. It was all thrown in at once to complete the catalog...but then pulled as fast.. Ernst made up for that blunder with FTD label which BTW was an original idea (very similar) with PD from WWE...Believe IT or NOT!!!Claus wrote:JLGB wrote::lol: ..Happened and did not work out Claus!
When did it happen? The only two-fers I can think of are the Double Features series
Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:43 pm
Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:20 am
Every hits compilation at least should have had one of the those printed inserts detailing the original album collection.
I would also ask what does not sell mean in BMG's universe? Most of these albums stayed in print for almost ten years. If they moved 15,000 copies that wasn't too bad. If BMG means that they didn't move 200,000 copies I think they're expecting too much. From comments in the media and from BMG executives, BMG seems to want to near contemporary artist numbers from Elvis which to me is wrongheaded. You want to expand the market and you don't have to undervalue but you can't expect an artist who has not recorded in decades to carry your label.
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