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Re: That's The Way It Is (FTD Records/2008)

Wed May 21, 2008 11:06 pm

javilu wrote:Bollocks. If FTD managed to make Viva Las Vegas and Raised on rock sound just as good as the outtakes, they could have done that with Harum Scarum too, right? RIGHT?


Too right, javilu........................

Re: That's The Way It Is (FTD Records/2008)

Thu May 22, 2008 1:12 am

The sound on VLV (FTD) is too bright, harsh, loud for my taste. All the "warmth" has been blasted away.

Re: That's The Way It Is (FTD Records/2008)

Thu May 22, 2008 7:09 am

javilu wrote:Bollocks. If FTD managed to make Viva Las Vegas and Raised on rock sound just as good as the outtakes, they could have done that with Harum Scarum too, right? RIGHT?


You can't polish a turd, right? RIGHT?

Re: That's The Way It Is (FTD Records/2008)

Thu May 22, 2008 10:18 pm

Well, no matter how crappy is the album, with the price of FTDs I expect a decent sound even on lousy albums like HS.

Re: That's The Way It Is (FTD Records/2008)

Thu May 29, 2008 4:17 pm

I guess they tried to restore the original sound of HS. Too bad that the original sound was something for the trash can......

Re: That's The Way It Is (FTD Records/2008)

Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:05 am

I was happy with this FTD. TTWII is my favourite Elvis record, and to hear this much more of it is sweet (though where was this material just a few years ago for the 3CD box? :roll: ) Good to hear so much of one of my fave tracks, Patch It Up. The guitar on some of the alternate takes is remarkable. James Burton must have been quite aggrieved at some of the material he played on that didn;t see the light of day, FTD's like this and 6363 Sunset have some great Burton playing.

Re: That's The Way It Is (FTD Records/2008)

Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:38 pm

Davy: The way I see it the TTWII 3 cd set of 8 years ago was more about promoting the then brand new SE movie than it was about promoting the original album tracks.

That has now been rectified with the release of the 2 cd TTWII FTD. Which has the original album as its focus.

Re: That's The Way It Is (FTD Records/2008)

Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:18 pm

JerryNodak wrote:Davy: The way I see it the TTWII 3 cd set of 8 years ago was more about promoting the then brand new SE movie than it was about promoting the original album tracks.

That has now been rectified with the release of the 2 cd TTWII FTD. Which has the original album as its focus.

There is no reason for anyone to knock the 3 disc 'Special Edition.' As Jerry points out, the 'Special Edition' set was more of a celebration to coincide with the DVD reissue. The focus was really on the live material and rehearsals - it clearly wasn't intended to be a focus on studio outtakes. Not sure why anyone would complain about the incredible live show released on disc two. I'll take that over all the 'Next Step Is Love' outtakes on the new version any day of the week.

Re: That's The Way It Is (FTD Records/2008)

Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:23 pm

midnightx wrote:
JerryNodak wrote:Davy: The way I see it the TTWII 3 cd set of 8 years ago was more about promoting the then brand new SE movie than it was about promoting the original album tracks.

That has now been rectified with the release of the 2 cd TTWII FTD. Which has the original album as its focus.

There is no reason for anyone to knock the 3 disc 'Special Edition.' As Jerry points out, the 'Special Edition' set was more of a celebration to coincide with the DVD reissue. The focus was really on the live material and rehearsals - it clearly wasn't intended to be a focus on studio outtakes. Not sure why anyone would complain about the incredible live show released on disc two. I'll take that over all the 'Next Step Is Love' outtakes on the new version any day of the week.


Anybody remember how delighted we were back in 2000 to have a complete show from August 1970 in great sound, plus several other unreleased live songs on disc 3 of this set?

Re: That's The Way It Is (FTD Records/2008)

Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:54 pm

Marc Haegeman wrote:Anybody remember how delighted we were back in 2000 to have a complete show from August 1970 in great sound, plus several other unreleased live songs on disc 3 of this set?

Yes. That was a well-done package in terms of content and design. Would love to see something similar done with the EOT audio material.

Re: That's The Way It Is (FTD Records/2008)

Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:51 pm

I thought the music was great. Though the sound on some of the cuts on disc 3 wasn't the best. However, I thought the design as far as packaging, booklet, etc. stunk! It ranks right up there with "Artist of The Century" for bad packaging.

Re: That's The Way It Is (FTD Records/2008)

Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:16 pm

JerryNodak wrote:I thought the music was great. Though the sound on some of the cuts on disc 3 wasn't the best. However, I thought the design as far as packaging, booklet, etc. stunk! It ranks right up there with "Artist of The Century" for bad packaging.

Nothing will ever top that one.

Re: That's The Way It Is (FTD Records/2008)

Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:05 pm

midnightx wrote:
JerryNodak wrote:I thought the music was great. Though the sound on some of the cuts on disc 3 wasn't the best. However, I thought the design as far as packaging, booklet, etc. stunk! It ranks right up there with "Artist of The Century" for bad packaging.



What a relief we don't have to listen to the packaging.