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Best & Worst Purchase Of 2012 ?

Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:41 pm

Any thoughts on whats "rocked your boat" or let u down badly this year ? ...

The Bootleg book, now that has to be a winner, a fantastic piece on the Elvis boots from the begining to the end ,
PFAP, this package is great testiment to the unique achievement what was and is simply "Elvis", the genuine legend so much more powerful than today's short term "celebrities".

If there is a weakness, the gaps in the 8mm fan footage could have been better filled in, but we are really lucky to have the footage considering the concerts were not professionally filmed. A complete visual of "That's All Right" is a treasure, as is the concluding footage of "Suspicious Minds".

Theres a couple to set u off, im sure u have thoughts on many more ?

Re: Best & Worst Purchase Of 2012 ?

Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:54 pm

Best purchases of 2012

1. Original Sun single Good Rockin' Tonight in rare label variation (no Scotty & Bill)
2. A Boy from Tupelo FTD
3. Prince From Another Planet

Worst purchase of 2012

No inferior or disappointing product bought. I am much more selective than I use to be. Most FTDs I enjoy and those I have no interest in (Our memories and Hits of the 70s) I did not buy.

Re: Best & Worst Purchase Of 2012 ?

Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:45 pm

Best Purchase: A Boy From Tupelo (Book/CD Box) & Bootleg.Elvis (Book)
Worst Purchase: Some audience recording released by Convair (I think it was called "Elvis In Vegas" or something like that)

Re: Best & Worst Purchase Of 2012 ?

Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:51 pm

Best purchases of 2012

The Complete Elvis Presley Masters (also my most expensive purchase this year :wink:)
A Boy From Tupelo
Prince From Another Planet 2 CD + DVD
Young Man With The Big Beat

Worst purchase of 2012

Alexander wrote:No inferior or disappointing product bought.

Same here.
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Re: Best & Worst Purchase Of 2012 ?

Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:05 pm

Best:

On Stage (FTD)
Prince From Another Planet (Legacy)

Not The Best:

From Hawaii To Las Vegas (FTD)
(sound isnt the best,wrong speed and E sounds bored....IMO)

Re: Best & Worst Purchase Of 2012 ?

Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:19 pm

The undisputed champion of 2012:
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Re: Best & Worst Purchase Of 2012 ?

Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:11 pm

Best:
Bootleg Elvis: essential stuff for collectors.
A boy from Tupelo-Excellent
Such a night in Pearl Harbor-MRS... the defintive version..so far
Hits of the 70's FTD .. and a mean it!! Pure nostalgia, great sound, outstanding tracks.

Poorer :

AUTUMN GOLD-Audionics-No need to have it again, no upgrade at all
SunSational-Victrola- Sun tracks from 1954 through 1977... though listening and nothing new.(Same goes for their "Elvis is back" effort.. even poorer)
The 8th Wonder Of The World-Venus-Again, no upgade

But all in all, it's been a pretty good year for the fan!!

Re: Best & Worst Purchase Of 2012 ?

Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:21 pm

Best: a boy from Tupelo !!!! In one word: FANTASTIC

Worst: CD, I am an ELVIS fan (chosen by the fans)..... just nice for the collection...nothing more, nothing less...

Ed

Re: Best & Worst Purchase Of 2012 ?

Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:28 pm

Best Purchase of 2012 ? Zero.

Worst Purchase of 2012 ? Zero.

And Only two Elvis songs downloads this year, "Little Mama" and "I Forgot to Remember to Forget Live 1955)".

I get by on reading what you guys post here at FECC :mrgreen:

Re: Best & Worst Purchase Of 2012 ?

Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:12 am

best purchase: BOY FROM TUPELO!!

worst purchase: "Summertime 73" Touchdown really dropped the ball on this one, the sound is horrid I'm sure they could have made it better w. some work.

JEFF d
EP fan

Re: Best & Worst Purchase Of 2012 ?

Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:30 am

Robt wrote:Best Purchase of 2012 ? Zero.

Worst Purchase of 2012 ? Zero.

And Only two Elvis songs downloads this year, "Little Mama" and "I Forgot to Remember to Forget Live 1955)".

I get by on reading what you guys post here at FECC :mrgreen:



You're really putting your skin in the game, "Rob't." :shock:

My best purchase would have to be the long-awaited, mammoth "A Boy From Tupelo" Book / CD , with all the FTD titles,
and yes the vinyl especially) as key also-rans.

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For the main label, and rivaling so many of the FTD's would the much-talked about, mostly-loved "A Prince From Another Planet" 2-CD/ DVD set.

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I take care to avoid "bad" Elvis releases and most of those are the reality of an exhausted retail market for the casual fan.

I don't collect every AR title on boots but do find Straight Arrow and others continue to make it interesting for serious fans.

So it continues to be a surprisingly rich time for the serious Elvis fan and collector on FTD, Legacy labels, plus the
best of the import world. In the early '80s, I recall thinking I had reached the end of the well.

That going into 2013 I am more into Elvis than ever demonstrates
the leadership and devotion of the Elvis fan world, official and otherwise.

Re: Best & Worst Purchase Of 2012 ?

Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:42 am

I only purchase titles I'm interested in. I avoid everything else. So they're all good to me.

Re: Best & Worst Purchase Of 2012 ?

Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:21 am

Best: A Boy From Tupelo, by a mile.
Runners up: On Stage FTD, From Memphis To Hollywood FTD, Welcome Home Elvis FTD, G.I Blues FTD, Prince From Another Planet (despite the weaknesses in the audio).

I anticipate the Back In Memphis FTD to be added to this list if it arrives in time, and 3000 South Paradise Road.

Re: Best & Worst Purchase Of 2012 ?

Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:29 am

The Classic Christmas Album

Well that is what I bought :) 8)

Re: Best & Worst Purchase Of 2012 ?

Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:06 pm

'Prince From Another Planet'
'A Boy From Tupelo'.

Both standout releases.

Brian 8)

Re: Best & Worst Purchase Of 2012 ?

Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:14 pm

I can't remember everything I bought this year. However, three of the best are:

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A very good year to be a fan of the man.

Re: Best & Worst Purchase Of 2012 ?

Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:14 am

JerryNodak wrote:I only purchase titles I'm interested in. I avoid everything else. So they're all good to me.



I like that.....lmao

Re: Best & Worst Purchase Of 2012 ?

Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:07 am

I think the best purchase of 2012 has to be the new The Complete 68 Comeback Special The 40th Anniversary Edition box set. And you can get it for as low as £14 on Amazon uk. 8)

Re: Best & Worst Purchase Of 2012 ?

Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:12 am

Best was a sat nav i just could not be without it now ! worst was a pair of puma football boots they burst after 3 games !!!


Just noticed this was in the all elvis section so none for me as i have bought nothing of elvis in 2012 that i can remember !!!
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Re: Best & Worst Purchase Of 2012 ?

Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:26 pm

rocknroller wrote:Best was a sat nav i just could not be without it now ! worst was a pair of puma football boots they burst after 3 games !!!


Is it an Elvis sat nav ? TURN LEFT ! THANGUVERYMUCH .........

Another great one .......
The Perfect Elvis Presley Collection [Box set] , bought it as gift for a new fan, they love it !

Re: Best & Worst Purchase Of 2012 ?

Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:19 pm

Rob wrote:I can't remember everything I bought this year. However, three of the best are:

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A very good year to be a fan of the man.


Ditto... plus...

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Re: Best & Worst Purchase Of 2012 ?

Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:43 pm

Best - MRS Live 50's recordings. Sorry but I only wanted what I was missing and did not feel like shelling out the bucks for Tupelo set or a book.

Worst - The only other thing I bought was the Prince MSG box set. So, no worst fo me.
(I keep it very simple)

Re: Best & Worst Purchase Of 2012 ?

Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:46 pm

elvis-fan wrote:
Rob wrote:I can't remember everything I bought this year. However, three of the best are:

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A very good year to be a fan of the man.


Ditto... plus...

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I'll second that

Re: Best & Worst Purchase Of 2012 ?

Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:51 am

r&b wrote:Best - MRS Live 50's recordings. Sorry but I only wanted what I was missing and did not feel like shelling out the bucks for Tupelo set or a book.

It's good they ripped off the audio from Tupelo for you then! :smt002

Re: Best & Worst Purchase Of 2012 ?

Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:52 am

"Best" has got to be the BOOTLEG book.

No "worst" for me, because I learned ages ago to look before you leap with EP World purchases. Things often don't live up to their hype. I'm too selective now and even then I'll wait for reviews on releases that I'm skeptical about.

On that note, I'll never complain about FTD's, but I also don't buy them all anymore (including the book-CD combos). Therefore, no regrets on my part as far as purchases go.


N8
... just a fan ....