All posts with more than 3000 Hits, prior to 2008
Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:58 am
I believe that Hitstory is aimed at the people that missed out on buying the E1 and 2nd to None and at the same time keep the Elvis merchandise moving in the record shops. Those 10 million or so E1 sales were not driven by us hardcore fans, so it makes sense to me that most of the people that buy this set do not have the other releases mentioned. I was just thinking if I did not have one Bobby Darin CD in my collection. I surely would not go out and buy unreleased rarities or B-sides etc. I would go straight for the most RECENT greatest hits package.
Sun Oct 16, 2005 8:31 am
SpoT on JLGB!
Sun Oct 16, 2005 8:37 am
JLGB wrote:I was just thinking if I did not have one Bobby Darin CD in my collection. I surely would not go out and buy unreleased rarities or B-sides etc. I would go straight for the most RECENT greatest hits package.
Absolutely spot on JLGB
I know lots of people who are jus casual fans of all kinds of music that stick with only Greatest Hits
type packages of all the artists they like.
they figure, "hey, I got all the Hits, that's all I really need"...
It's up to that specific person if, he/she, is willing to dig deeper down into that particular artist's catalog...
I don't support BMG's shoddy release patterns, and I really hope they re-evaluate their strategy.
I'm sure BMG isn't thinking this set is gonna be a "Monster" of a seller, or an instant "Smash", but In the long term, BMG knows this set will bring in more than enuff to break even.
I already know of 3 people that bought this set this week jus because they said it was ELVIS
...and these people aren't even "fans" like we are.
I'm sure BMG are pleased...
Sun Oct 16, 2005 10:01 pm
mink: A change in release strategy has already taken place. Most of the back catalogue(eventually all) will be farmed out to FTD and greatest hits comps and the like along with an occassional box set is all we'll get on the main label.
Sun Oct 16, 2005 10:43 pm
JerryNodak wrote:mink: A change in release strategy has already taken place. Most of the back catalogue(eventually all) will be farmed out to FTD and greatest hits comps and the like along with an occassional box set is all we'll get on the main label.
If that's the case, then we're in trouble...
what a damn shame...
Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:19 am
Sony has repackaged 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong into a budget Hits title and has it in mass quantities at Wal-mart with Willie Nelson, Aerosmith and other Columbia artists.....what a load of crap...it cheapens Elvis even more....I don't think I am going to like Sony owning BMG....it seems to be getting worse...
Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:44 am
Deke Rivers II wrote:Sony has repackaged 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong into a budget Hits title and has it in mass quantities at Wal-mart with Willie Nelson, Aerosmith and other Columbia artists.....what a load of crap...it cheapens Elvis even more....I don't think I am going to like Sony owning BMG....it seems to be getting worse...
holy sh*t, I saw that the other day at Wal-Mart and didn't even bother to pick it up and look.
if this is the case, like I said be4, we are definetley in T-R-O-U-B-L-E
Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:26 am
JerryNodak wrote:The Memphis Record Mixes: Barf bag.
It wasn't perfect (the mixing) by any means, but a step in the right direction IMO
That 1987 release of the Memphis Record
should have included ALL the trax, instead of the paltry 23 we got.
The Memphis Record
cd release from 1987 was a major
step in the right direction, indeed!
Up 'till then, it was the best sounding Elvis cd ever released, in my opinion!
Too damned a shame that they decided to not make it a double cd, a la The Top Ten Hits
released the same year!
Plus: Then they wouldn't have had to shave
and fade early
some of the songs a few seconds here and there, to make room for the 23 songs on 1 cd...
The Memphis Record is still one of my most treasured Elvis cd's in my collection.
Tue Oct 18, 2005 4:54 am
Glad to find others that agree with me on the Memphis Record! I find it a delight to listen to in headphones because of the mixing.
Rubberneckin' was one of those shaved ones. What a delight it would have been to have it on two discs way back when.
I also know that this disc opened up casual fans to these great sessions as they were unaware that Elvis recorded such great material.
Tue Oct 18, 2005 4:59 am
Jordan.....you post made me smile....I love the art too...but sometimes I have to say "no" to things such as "Love Elvis", "Love Songs", "Jukebox Hits" etc...just so I can afford most of the FTD collection. So good for you that you can get them all and post a pleasent post to make us smile.
Tue Oct 18, 2005 6:39 am
Look at it this way, Jordan. The distributors of the CD appreciate your business.
Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:51 am
I was just thinking if I did not have one Bobby Darin CD in my collection. I surely would not go out and buy unreleased rarities or B-sides etc. I would go straight for the most RECENT greatest hits package.
This doesn't stand up, does it ?
If you didn't have one Bobby Darin CD, you couldn't be at all interested in him.
If you were, you'd surely have at least a previous hit compilation.
Unless, of course, there hadn't been one for years.
But Elvis has had compilation CD's very recently.
Big sellers, too.
Surely anyone even slightly interested in him has 30 # 1's
If Hitstory is a big seller, I'll be amazed.
Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:04 am
ColinB, I rented the movie Beyond The Sea(recently) and the next day I went out and bought myself The Hit Singles Collection that Rhino put out in 2002. I ALWAYS look at the date when I buy any CD especially a hits collection. So I figure some people like me will see Elvis and 2005 next to the name and buy it instead of something that says 2002 for example.
Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:08 am
Somehow I doubt that most CD buyers are as discerning as you are !
I tend to pick CD's on the basis of artist, content, packaging and price.
Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:48 pm
Just to be clear......does the U.S release of History feature all newly re-mastered track in DSD by Vic Anesisini (meaning that none of the tracks has the same sound/mixing as the old releases)
Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:21 pm
I mean Hitstory...not history.......
Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:33 pm
Nowhere do the written credits on the US Hitstory state that the discs were mastered using DSD technology.
Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:40 pm
I ordered mine . From what I hear there is enough difference to get it.
Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:44 pm
You are dead right. All 3 discs sound phenomenal. Totally different masterings of E1 & E2. In some cases the actual takes have been changed.
Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:52 pm
elbo51 wrote:You are dead right. All 3 discs sound phenomenal. Totally different masterings of E1 & E2. In some cases the actual takes have been changed.
It is going to be a good weekend.
Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:05 pm
Thanks to Mink for the inside dirt on this "new" release.
I'm not sure if I should care, though. I'm been swept
up by audiophile concerns since joining this board in 2002.
At the same time, I've railed against RCA/BMG's cynical doling out
of material and refusal to respect the Elvis catalog.
Colin's right: the notion that we need phony, "new" hit comps
over and over rings false even with the casual fan. (See the
below thread for
more on what's happened to the Elvis catalog:)
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/v ... highlight=
The only way I'll buy this is dirt cheap AND used
- for the audio
goodies that Mink seems to say await us. On pricipal alone,
buy it used,
In September 2002, I swallowed hard and supported the new
release and bought it new. In 2005, there's no way I'm going
to buy these songs new again -not in this cynical kind
Tue Oct 18, 2005 11:21 pm
I have to admit I am tempted after learning the differences...but my plans are to buy it used at the cheapest price that I can....
Tue Oct 18, 2005 11:50 pm
That's the only
acceptable way to acquire this set, if you ask me!
Otherwise, you're "part of the problem"!
Last edited by Gregory Nolan Jr. on Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:24 pm, edited 5 times in total.
Thu Nov 03, 2005 10:28 am
And it sounds pretty damn god to me too!!
JLGB wrote:The DSD Suspicious Minds was not the original stereo mix master. That brings me back to the #1 hits. Had it not been mastered so loud it would have been superb.
Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:25 pm
David Bendeth wrote:And it sounds pretty damn god to me too!!
Boy is God gonna be mad at you when he sees what you just wrote!