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Re: COMPARISON

Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:04 pm

thenexte wrote:
KingElvis wrote:
TONY wrote:Can anyone say wether the master take tracks are in as good and awesome sound quality as the Japanese 24bit remaster?


I have compared and sound on jap 20bit is better,I used headphones.
Still I like it very much.....same goes for "I Sing All Kinds"


There is absolutely no comparison between the new "Raised on rock" FTD remaster and the 1999 20bit Japan CD, the FTD is hands down the best digital presentation we've ever had of this album. The Japanese disc does not even come close to how the original album sounded, as it buries the vocals and adds treble. The new DSD transfers from the album masters done for the FTD release sound much fresher and less processed than anything we've ever had before. Don't compare them on headphones at low volumes, play them both back on a good system with the volume turned up!


well I prefer the jap 20 bit edition....hard to explain but "stereo image" is better and Elvis voice is more upfront,dont makes sense perharps but that my opinion....others may feel different.
Still I love ROR-Se and cant wait for other "classic" 70s albums getting the same treatment :P

Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:30 pm

bajo wrote:So, I’ve received my copies also! Am I pleased? Yes! This three-pack is absolutely one of the best FTD packages ever!
Even “Easy Come, Easy Go” shines! There are other people more qualified to review these CD’s.
I only want to express my gratitude to the people making this possible! So far, I will rank “I Sing All Kinds” along with “The Nashville Marathon”, “Essential Elvis Vol 4” and “Memphis Sessions”. Yes, even "The Jungle Room Sessions". This is a real treat!
The too often slandered “Raised On Rock” sessions, which have been an all time favorite of mine, hopefully will change the mind of those who neglected the original album.
The “Raised On Rock” FTD surely sets the record straight!
I’m not into details yet, but the overall impression, once again, is that Elvis in the 70’s should have been less overdubbed.
If you’re a fan of Elvis of the 70’s you won’t regret going for “I Sing All Kinds” and “Raised On Rock”.
If you’re not too keen on the 60’s soundtracks you may live without “Easy Come, Easy Go”.
We, who collect everything FTD, know what we get on the latter. And for those, I must say that the title track really sounds different in this mix. The outtakes of “She’s A Machine” also proves that he could still deliver if only….



Thanks for your great review. Foolishly I didn't order Easy Come Easy Go...looks like I will have to now.

Sat Jul 14, 2007 5:46 am

etp wrote:Who needs a box set when you get two of Elvis' greatest sessions!?


:?:

Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:20 pm

I was listening to the Nashville 71 disc last night and enjoyed it a lot. There is some great outtakes on there (can't stand "Love Me Love The Life I Lead" and "Padre" though....). Sound is good but has been mastered too load (coming from Lene Reidel its no surprise). But all in all its a great release :D

I have not listened to everything on the new Raised on Rock release yet, but what I have heard sounds really great. The sound is very very good !
I have always had a soft spot for the song I Miss You and the outtakes sounds wonderful. Will be listening to both discs later today using headphones.

Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:19 pm

John from Woodley wrote:
Little Darlin wrote:
Foolishly I didn't order Easy Come Easy Go...looks like I will have to now.


LD, go and stand in the corner and repeat one hundred times, "What on earth was I thinking of?"


LOL

I only did 50 John, I ordered Elvis is Back and This is Elvis and TTWII newbies at the same time, I had to stop somewhere. I shall get it very soon.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:30 am

OK! I got 'em -- unfortunately I won't be able to start listening till later tonight.

Anyone else in the U.S. got 'em yet, or am I first on the block?

Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:01 am

Elvissessions.Com,

Where did you order from?

Mystery Train
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Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:32 am

elvissessions.com wrote:OK! I got 'em -- unfortunately I won't be able to start listening till later tonight.

Anyone else in the U.S. got 'em yet, or am I first on the block?


I was hoping for today but i guess not, man it takes forever and a day to mail something from Europe! sigh hopefully tomorrow.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:55 am

I'm test-driving Elvis the Man and His Music now. I'd been extremely satisfied with shipments of non-FTD items, and so far they're working like a charm.

For me, speedy delivery is top priority, and I'm willing to pay extra for it. But ETMAHM actually has very competitive prices, too. (Plus giving a little boost to the best of the best Elvis magazines in the world is a nice bonus.)

Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:44 am

:cry: well i most certainly wouldn't recommend "Amazon" for speedy delivery AT ALL! 2 items i ordered from them recently (despite having been 'released') took AGES to 'get dispatched' for example THE first order i placed on 11th July has only JUST been 'processed' (9 days later) and delivery estimate is between 1st and 6th August- Geez that kinda service leaves a LOT to be 'desired!'. :cry:

Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:12 am

I just got home from work to find my new 3 FTD's sitting on my bed ... :!: :D

I'm opening I Sing All Kinds as I write ... :P

Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:35 am

... find my new 3 FTD's sitting on my bed


You certainly have a close relationship with your postman ... not that there's anything wrong with that.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:19 pm

all i can say is 'i sing all kinds' - 9/10-very, VERY good! :lol:
'raised on rock 2 CD' - 100% excellent 10/10! this is NOT a rating of the material, rather a rating of complete representation on a unbelievably GOOD sounding 2 CD FTD... best 2 CD set for years- VERY satisfied with varied content AND sound! :lol:

Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:00 pm

As I don't need 3 new releases at once, I asked my dealer to ship a new FTD every two weeks.
It's always nice to find something new in the mailbox!

As don't have ROR yet, and I read all the positive reviews..
I got to admit my appetite is wet as hell;)

Sun Jul 22, 2007 1:55 pm

:lol: wow these latest FTD's are 'senational' especially on disc II of 'raised on rock' for the takes of 'if you dont come back + i miss you- sensational TRACK 12 is what Elvis was ALL about in the studio talk about a 'golden track!' :wink:

Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:01 pm

Hi there!! :D :D :D.


I also received my FTD releases early this week from my favourite Elvis Shop in London, very fast delivery by the way!!. I love them all, one of the best quarter releases since FTD came out 8) . Beautiful layout and fantastic sound quality. Keep up the good work FTD team. Bye for now :wink:.

Mike Windgren.

Viva el vino, viva el dinero, viva, viva el amor!!.

Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:03 pm

elvissessions.com wrote:
... find my new 3 FTD's sitting on my bed


You certainly have a close relationship with your postman ... not that there's anything wrong with that.


Yeh, she's pretty HOT too ... :wink:

Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:08 pm

I was positively surprised with Easy Come Easy Go. I hadn't listened to the Double Features version in a while, and now have come to like the title track, and, most of all, She's A Machine. Here we hear the 68-Special-Elvis, and, if I'm not overlooking something, this is the earliest song having this sound. In 67 then came Let Yourself Go, another Joy Byers song. At first I had considered skipping it, but now I'm glad that I have changed my mind and have these outtakes.

Keith has updated his sitewith Raised On Rock tomorrow.

Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:49 am

kuenzer wrote:I was positively surprised with Easy Come Easy Go. I hadn't listened to the Double Features version in a while, and now have come to like the title track, and, most of all, She's A Machine. Here we hear the 68-Special-Elvis, and, if I'm not overlooking something, this is the earliest song having this sound. In 67 then came Let Yourself Go, another Joy Byers song. At first I had considered skipping it, but now I'm glad that I have changed my mind and have these outtakes.

Keith has updated his sitewith Raised On Rock tomorrow.


Careful!! It's politically incorrect to admit a liking for anything from "Easy Come, Easy Go" on this MB. The PC police will find you.

Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:05 am

John from Woodley wrote:
kuenzer wrote:
Keith has updated his sitewith Raised On Rock tomorrow.


He has updated it today.

As it was a late update - early evening - I put tomorrows date on John! :wink:

Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:42 am

JerryNodak wrote:
kuenzer wrote:I was positively surprised with Easy Come Easy Go. I hadn't listened to the Double Features version in a while, and now have come to like the title track, and, most of all, She's A Machine. Here we hear the 68-Special-Elvis, and, if I'm not overlooking something, this is the earliest song having this sound. In 67 then came Let Yourself Go, another Joy Byers song. At first I had considered skipping it, but now I'm glad that I have changed my mind and have these outtakes.

Keith has updated his sitewith Raised On Rock tomorrow.


Careful!! It's politically incorrect to admit a liking for anything from "Easy Come, Easy Go" on this MB. The PC police will find you.


This confession, as true as it is, I've mainly made to distract them from two more serious delicts (viz. liking the soundtracks to Kissin Cousins and Harum Scarum).

Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:15 am

elvissessions.com wrote:OK! I got 'em -- unfortunately I won't be able to start listening till later tonight.

Anyone else in the U.S. got 'em yet, or am I first on the block?


I don't have them yet - but ShopElvis FINALLY shipped my order (woo hoo!)

So hopefully I'll have them maybe by Friday ... ?

Rich

Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:24 am

Happy listening, Rich. Let us know how you like 'em.

Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:59 pm

Three new shiny FTD's just arrived today. Just lying there, they make me hornier than a 19year old's okay let's leave that for a moment.

And just by looking at their great design I can come to the ever same conclusion: FTD ROCKS !!!!

"Easy Come, Easy Go" is my first movie album. I think I may have to collect them as well ...

Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:18 pm

Thomas wrote:Three new shiny FTD's just arrived today. Just lying there, they make me hornier than a 19year old's okay let's leave that for a moment.


Good idea! :shock:

I still haven't recieved the new FTDs. Drives me nuts! Should have them before the weekend though.

Thomas wrote:"Easy Come, Easy Go" is my first movie album. I think I may have to collect them as well ...


Man, you MUST buy at least some of them. For example, "Viva Las Vegas" is a very enjoyable CD in good sound, and the booklet looks really nice. The same goes for "Fun In Acapulco". These two FTDs are perfect! But my favourite FTD soundtrack is "Harum Scarum". Elvis sang like a bird during this session, and the booklet is arguably FTDs finest yet. Not only is the design great, it also includes two very... err, special photos of Tom Parker and Elvis together. But you should go for "Viva Las Vegas" and "Fun In Acapulco" first. For some reason, most people dislike "Harum Scarum" with a passion. Not me and Jerry Nodak though. We have good taste!

Long live FTD.

Keith Richards, Jr.