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Re: Have you bought HITS OF THE 70's?

Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:31 pm

KingElvis wrote:Didnt buy it.....woluldnt if I got it for half prize either.
Would like to see the booklet sometime though.


Hey Ernst if your reading this is there any chance you will release just the inclosed booklet for half the price? pretty please??OMG!!

Re: Have you bought HITS OF THE 70's?

Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:40 pm

Nope. It's the first FTD that i won't be buying, releases like this seem like money grabbers and go against everything that FTD was set up for.

I would love to know what idiot in the FTD camp came up with the idea of releasing this cd and also why the f##k Ernst or Roger actually approved it?

Re: Have you bought HITS OF THE 70's?

Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:00 pm

Why is this release getting so much negativity? I have only recently started collecting FTDs, and I don't understand what is the difference with this release compared to other releases. Can someone please enlighten me, as I was thinking of getting this one soon.

Regards,
Andy

Re: Have you bought HITS OF THE 70's?

Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:06 pm

buy with confidence my friend, don`t let the negativity bother ya, Ernst isn`t losing any sleep over this decision, guaranteed!!

Re: Have you bought HITS OF THE 70's?

Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:12 pm

As a 70s comp its not bad, but for me i wonder if its the CM sound especially on the BONUS A stuff, or has it been mastered differently ?

Original Album

01) The Wonder Of You (2.42) (Baker Knight)
02) I'm Leavin' (3.53) (Michael Jarrett/Sonny Charles)
03) Burning Love (2.51) (Dennis Linde)
04) Always On My Mind (3.41) (Wayne Carson/Johnny Christopher/Mark James)
05) I Just Can't Help Believin' (4.41) (Cynthia Weil/Barry Mann)
06) You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (2.32) (Wickham/Napier-Bell/Donaggio/Pallovicine)
07) There Goes My Everything (3.00) (Dallas Frazier)
08) Rags To Riches (1.57) (Richard Adler)
09) Until It's Time For You To Go (4.00) (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
10) Kentucky Rain* (3.17) (E. Rabbitt/D. Heard)
11) I've Lost You (3.32) (Howard/Blaikley)
12) An American Trilogy (4.29) (Mickey Newbury)

Bonus 'A' Sides

13) Don't Cry Daddy (2.49) (Mac Davis)
14) Polk Salad Annie (4.51) (Tony Joe White)
15) Fool (2.44) (Carl Sigman/James Last)
16) Take Good Care Of Her (2.54) (Ed Warren/Arthur Kent)
17) If You Talk In Your Sleep (2.30) (Red West/Johnny Christopher)
18) My Boy (3.21) (C. Francois/J.P. Boutayre/B. Martin/P. Coulter)
19) Promised Land (2.55) (Chuck Berry)
20) T-R-O-U-B-L-E (3.04) (Jerry Chesnut)
21) Green, Green Grass Of Home (3.37) (Claude Putnam, Jr.)
22) Hurt (2.09) (J. Crane/A. Jacobs)
23) Moody Blue (2.51) (Mark James)
24) Way Down (2.38) (Layng Martine, Jr.)
Disc 2

The 'B' Sides

01) Mama Liked The Roses* (2.49) (John Christopher)
02) Heart Of Rome (2.57) (Stephens/Blaikley/Howard)
03) It's A Matter Of Time (3.05) (Clive Westlake)
04) Separate Ways (2.37) (Red West/Richard Mainegra)
05) How The Web Was Woven (3.27) (C. Westlake/M. Most)
06) Patch It Up (4.03) (E. Rabbitt/R. Bourke)
07) I Really Don't Want To Know (2.46) (Barnes/Robertson)
08) Where Did They Go, Lord (2.30) (Dallas Fazier/A. L. Owens)
09) We Can Make The Morning (3.58) (Jay Ramsey)
10) My Little Friend* (2.52) (Shirl Milete)
11) The Next Step Is Love (3.35) (Paul Evans/Parnes)
12) The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (3.45) (Ewan McColl)

Bonus 'B' Sides

13) Rubberneckin' (2.15) (Dory Jones/Bunny Warren)
14) See See Rider (2.36) (Traditional, arranged by Elvis Presley)
15) Steamroller Blues (3.05) (James Taylor)
16) I've Got A Thing About You Baby (2.23) (Tony Joe White)
17) Help Me (2.30) (Larry Gatlin)
18) Loving Arms (2.52) (Tom Jans)
19) It's Midnight (3.25) (Billy Edd Wheeler/Jerry Chesnut)
20) Mr. Songman (3.25) (Donnie Sumner)
21) Thinking About You (3.04) (Tim Baty)
22) For The Heart (3.25) (Dennis Linde)
23) She Thinks I Still Care (3.53) (Dickey Lee)
24) Pledging My Love (2.53) (F. Washington/D. Robey)

Bonus Track

25) My Way (3.49) (Paul Anka/J. Reveaux/C. Francois

Re: Have you bought HITS OF THE 70's?

Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:30 pm

I haven't bought it and I don't plan to. I'm perfectly satisfied with the vinyl version.

Re: Have you bought HITS OF THE 70's?

Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:14 pm

I have it..and I am happy with it..great compilation.... :smt007

Re: Have you bought HITS OF THE 70's?

Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:16 pm

Happy with it and a great compilation is one thing.

Releasing it on the FTD label is quite another.

Re: Have you bought HITS OF THE 70's?

Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:22 pm

Rob......it was in idea..the next ones will be the goodies we all want ..I am sure..

Re: Have you bought HITS OF THE 70's?

Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:56 pm

memfisking wrote:I would love to know what idiot in the FTD camp came up with the idea of releasing this cd and also why the f##k Ernst or Roger actually approved it?


+1

Instead of this they could have issued something unreleased stuff......anything would be better.
HITS OF THE 70's would be cool.....when the vault is empty.

Re: Have you bought HITS OF THE 70's?

Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:33 pm

Ciscoking wrote:I have it..and I am happy with it..great compilation.... :smt007


AGREE 100%

Re: Have you bought HITS OF THE 70's?

Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:35 pm

I`prefer Hits Of The 70`s 100 times over the Greatest Live Hits Of The 50`s.... :wink:

Re: Have you bought HITS OF THE 70's?

Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:37 pm

I'd prefer an "On Tour" show from 1972 by FTD over both of those.

Re: Have you bought HITS OF THE 70's?

Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:43 pm

Ciscoking wrote:I`prefer Hits Of The 70`s 100 times over the Greatest Live Hits Of The 50`s.... :wink:


lawdy miss clawdy, giver Cisco, giver, giver good :D this stuff makes me laugh

Rob wrote:I'd prefer an "On Tour" show from 1972 by FTD over both of those.


when the time comes that will be nice too (yes I know it`s been a long wait) but HITS OF THE 70`s is about VARIETY baby!! :D

Re: Have you bought HITS OF THE 70's?

Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:48 pm

Ciscoking wrote:Rob......it was in idea..the next ones will be the goodies we all want ..I am sure..


I am a fierce FTD supporter but I have to say: this was a BAD idea. For FTD that is!

Re: Have you bought HITS OF THE 70's?

Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:51 pm

If Rob ain't buying it, there is cause for concern... but I will probably pick it up at some point mainly because I don't own TCM.

Re: Have you bought HITS OF THE 70's?

Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:28 pm

I bought it, Brad. However, like I stated on the previous page, if this continues, my days of having a complete FTD collection will come to an end. With this release, I wasn't about to let $30.00 stop me from having a complete FTD library.

r&b wrote:If thats how you feel about an outtake and The Hits of the 70's contains no outtakes, why did you buy it then?

See above.

Re: Have you bought HITS OF THE 70's?

Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:09 pm

got mine today from the great elvis shop i agree an odd release but it does look great but im sure there is plenty more gems to come :D

Re: Have you bought HITS OF THE 70's?

Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:51 pm

Got mine today and it's a really nice package overall, I'm enjoying the running order of the songs and the booklet is nice too. Looking forward to the next FTD release now, long may they continue! :)

Re: Have you bought HITS OF THE 70's?

Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:54 pm

Polk Salad Andy wrote:Why is this release getting so much negativity? I have only recently started collecting FTDs, and I don't understand what is the difference with this release compared to other releases. Can someone please enlighten me, as I was thinking of getting this one soon.

Regards,
Andy


Er,
- Every single track previously released in good sound quality.
- Original LP not included in its original form unlike every other Classic Album FTD.
- Embarrassing artwork which didn't need reissuing.
- The missing mono mixes which the LP featured DO need reissuing.

Re: Have you bought HITS OF THE 70's?

Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:55 pm

I'd say that about sums it up.

I have it on pre-order, as I am completist. But I do not feel good about it. I just may have to rethink my completistness if this keeps up.

Brian

Re: Have you bought HITS OF THE 70's?

Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:39 am

Those buying this to complete collections are only compounding the problem. With this release FTD are truly ripping off the collector base, knowing full well there will be sales to those eager for complete collections. Bad move FTD, you lost some respect with this release. As noted elsewhere, this isn't a simple case of "don't like it, don't buy it" - this is cause for concern over the vision guiding the label. We should be critical, and we should not be impressed. FTD should not take their customer base for granted in this fashion.

Re: Have you bought HITS OF THE 70's?

Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:39 am

I collect more than Elvis - $30 could be spent much more effectively. Without the original album mixes, this compilation wasn't worth a dollar to me. This will now be the 2nd FTD I have passed on.

Re: Have you bought HITS OF THE 70's?

Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:50 am

midnightx wrote:I collect more than Elvis - $30 could be spent much more effectively. Without the original album mixes, this compilation wasn't worth a dollar to me. This will now be the 2nd FTD I have passed on.


Which was the first?

Re: Have you bought HITS OF THE 70's?

Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:53 am

Tickle Me.