All posts with more than 3000 Hits, prior to 2008

Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:34 pm

I have to say "Elvis Country". There's a whole bunch of emotional stuff tied up in that.

My Dad bought it almost the day it was released, he wore out 4 vinyl copies over the years, I've still got the last copy he bought in about 1980 and the CD that replaced that.

The cover was a nice concept, and the "I'm 10,000 Years Old" strapline.

I'm not sure if it really counts a "concept" album, but I like the cover, and it remains a favourite.

Geoff

And my younger sister asking with all the innocence of an eight year old "So how old is Elvis really?" :lol:

Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:59 pm

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I'm not 100% sure which one fits the bill, Ger.
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what is your fave

Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:10 pm

Anybody who can put the following "Oldies " on this thread : Shock, Rattle n Roll [ pink& black] , Black Star [SGT Bilko ] , The Jailhouse Rock Sessions [ Laurel Records ] and The Million Dollar Quartet , red cover and handcolorized insert photo on frontcover ? Brings back a lot of sweet memories for this old geezer...

what is your fave

Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:14 pm

Gregory, its the smallone on top, thats the original !

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Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:17 pm

Not sure about these either:
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what is your fave

Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:34 pm

Shock is THE Real Thing for sure! That ugly MDQ is NOT ! The one I have in mind features a tape box on the backcover , and the month January is misspelled Januari... Its an American "import " , The First ever to release that stuff. By the way can any of you out there tell the ol Dutchman what 50s RCA release inspired the SHOCK cover? Can we have this one larger, Gregory?

Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:38 pm

Great Coverscans Gregory :D

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Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:54 pm

Tallhair AKA Ger Rijff wrote:Anybody who can put the following "Oldies " on this thread : Shock, Rattle n Roll [ pink& black] , Black Star [SGT Bilko ] , The Jailhouse Rock Sessions [ Laurel Records ] and The Million Dollar Quartet , red cover and handcolorized insert photo on frontcover ? Brings back a lot of sweet memories for this old geezer...


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Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:04 pm

Tallhair AKA Ger Rijff wrote:Shock is THE Real Thing for sure! That ugly MDQ is NOT ! The one I have in mind features a tape box on the backcover , and the month January is misspelled Januari... Its an American "import " , The First ever to release that stuff. By the way can any of you out there tell the ol Dutchman what 50s RCA release inspired the SHOCK cover? Can we have this one larger, Gregory?


Dear Tallhair,
Was it 'Perry Como - The Rocking Side'?
Tits

Re: what is your fave

Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:04 pm

Tallhair AKA Ger Rijff wrote:Shock is THE Real Thing for sure! That ugly MDQ is NOT ! The one I have in mind features a tape box on the backcover , and the month January is misspelled Januari... Its an American "import " , The First ever to release that stuff. By the way can any of you out there tell the ol Dutchman what 50s RCA release inspired the SHOCK cover? Can we have this one larger, Gregory?

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Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:06 pm

Tallhair AKA Ger Rijff wrote:By the way can any of you out there tell the ol Dutchman what 50s RCA release inspired the SHOCK cover?

Heartbreak Hotel EP, May '56?

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Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:07 pm

Thanks, Kemp! Those are beauts! I was going to post all the other covers y'all mentioned,
but for time reasons, you're on your own. A bunch of you might find
Ernie's import LP section in the "ELVIS SQUAD" section of FECC to be fun.
Even in the CD age, it's enough to make one want to have some of the
original LP boots!

By the way, I've noticed that quite a few RCA CD covers are different versus the original
Lps -and not for just their puny size!

what is your fave

Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:18 pm

Holy shiiitt, eat your heart out sony/ bmg! Thanks killerhands! The Shock cover was inspired by the Heartbreak Hotel extended play [ lettering, blue tinted photo ] See and learn, right doc ? Kempo is it too much asked to have both Shock and HEARTBREAK H SHOULDER TO SHOULDER HERE?! THANKS

what is your fave

Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:25 pm

Bugger! I cant keep up with you people! Im a slow hand, yknow...

Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:55 pm

Heartbreak Hotel isn't as sharp on this scan unfortunately!

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Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:57 pm

One more for the road! :lol:
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Sat Sep 24, 2005 12:13 am

EPA- 5101 is really nice. A TOUCH OF GOLD VOL.2.

Sat Sep 24, 2005 7:26 pm

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Elvis's Christmas Album 1957 caught my eye in a record shop window in Manchester it was 37/6 Sterling:-) Back then a small fortune for a fifteen year old.

This pic is of a re-issue. But it has the original 12 songs.

Sat Sep 24, 2005 9:46 pm

Thisone has got to be the one for me !!Image

Sun Sep 25, 2005 1:53 am

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Further to my previous post, I forgot to mention that the sleeve photo has nothing to do with the contents of the album !

So right from the start they established this rule !

But this time it didn't matter; the sleeve caught exactly the public perception of this new, exciting young singer.

"Look out !

I'm here, so be ready to rock !

Things will never be the same again
!"

Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:58 am

Delboy wrote:Here you go......

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Thanks Delboy!

That's still probably my favourite Elvis LP-cover of all time. Those Camden-guys did get it right sometimes..

Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:22 pm

dennisdee wrote:Thisone has got to be the one for me !!Image


But why wasn't the cover in colour, and why didn't it feature a photo from Vegas '69?

Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:37 pm

Good question.

Like I mentioned before, none of the original live album covers featured a picture from the actual show on the album.

Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:45 pm

Rob wrote:Good question.

Like I mentioned before, none of the original live album covers featured a picture from the actual show on the album.


I never thought about that Rob.. It´s interesting...


Does someone know the date of the Moody Blue cover art ?? I don´t know who asked but I also would like to know...

Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:35 pm

Rob wrote:He wasn't overweight on the Moody Blue cover. The picture used came from Hawaii in November 1972.

You can rest easy now, my friend.

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