Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:46 am
Julian Grant wrote:As mentioned by someone else, I also preferred it to the later "Golden Celebration" which was a bit like "Last Train To Memphis" & the follow-up "Careless Love" scenario.
Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:46 am
drjohncarpenter wrote:Julian Grant wrote:As mentioned by someone else, I also preferred it to the later "Golden Celebration" which was a bit like "Last Train To Memphis" & the follow-up "Careless Love" scenario.
Elvis Aron Presley is to Elvis: A Golden Celebration as Last Train to Memphis: The RIse of Elvis Presley is to Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley?
Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:51 am
Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:06 am
drjohncarpenter wrote:Plus, it had a bonus color photo.
Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:12 pm
drjohncarpenter wrote:Can anyone imagine a Presley set capturing the public's attention in 2011?
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:17 pm
Mike in New Jersey wrote:drjohncarpenter wrote:Can anyone imagine a Presley set capturing the public's attention in 2011?
It's a shame there was not more promotional effort behind The Young Man With The Big Beat set. For us die hards most of the material is very familiar, but for casual, or new fans, it could be a revelation.
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:36 pm
Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:45 pm
midnightx wrote:Sadly, an expensive, expansive set like "The Young Man With The Big Beat" only held limited retail potential in 2011. At least Sony was able to get the green light for such a venture in this difficult music retail climate.
Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:04 am
midnightx wrote:It is an interesting perspective to say the least. Some of his analysis is intriguing while some of it seems to miss the mark. That being said, I can see how a project of this magnitude might leave one scratching their head. Frankly, I always found it as a revealing listen. I actually picked it up for the first time in 1998, knowing what I was getting and not expecting flawless performances. I suppose in 1980, it may have come across as awkward release with performances that didn't exactly highlight Elvis' genius or meet other artistic expectations. The box set is not a perfect vault project, but I think in this instance, Deary has to be given credit for releasing something of this magnitude as a mainstream release, particularly in that era of music releases.
I do think Marcus sums up the 1975 hybrid show quite well, " The music, distracted and by now wholly irrelevant, babbles on to the inevitable ending of "Can't Help Falling In Love"…. I have always felt this particular "concert" - and live work from that period in general - as being overrated.
Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:14 am
KingOfTheJungle wrote:Marcus' condescending attitude toward the 1956 Vegas show speaks volumes about his limitations as a critic. Comparing the banter in this show with that in his late 70's live material is just absurd. In shows such as the Dallas 75 performance, Elvis's banter is playful and harmless, but there are moments in the 56 performance that reveal a thinly veiled disdain for the middle aged audience in attendance. When Elvis refers to the audience as "music lovers" after a tepid round of applause, his words drip with a pointed irony. This show is one of the best glimpses of the "front lines" of the cultural battle over rock n' roll, and our esteemed critic misses it entirely. That's to say nothing of the historical import of this show being released, IIRC, the May 56 Vegas show was the first recording of a live Presley concert from his breakout year to be made available for public. There is much of an enlightening nature that could be written about it by great music critic, but Marcus declines the opportunity and resorts to his shopworn box of rolled eyes and smug self-righteousness instead.
Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:15 pm
ian wrote:My gosh, critics missing something, and rolling stone critics to boot! I would like to give them a boot with my fute on their root!
Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:24 pm
Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:51 am
midnightx wrote:A Golden Celebration could have been substantially better had Deary stuck with her original plan to include a 1976 soundboard.
Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:20 am
drjohncarpenter wrote:midnightx wrote:A Golden Celebration could have been substantially better had Deary stuck with her original plan to include a 1976 soundboard.
Gregg Geller was crazy easing her out of the producer role.
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