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Kylan wrote:why would you delete Platinum, TT&F, and Live In Las Vegas?
Mon Apr 28, 2003 1:28 am
Mon Apr 28, 2003 1:32 am
Kylan wrote:I dont see what the 3 releases i mentioned do that hurts Elvis' legacy or whatever the point is. They obviously sell and go over well otherwise we wouldnt get one every year, sometimes two. right?
Mon Apr 28, 2003 1:35 am
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Kylan wrote:how bout deleting the 50's and 60's box? dont u get alot of repitition with the original albums reissued and upgraded?
James27 wrote:I think you make a very valid point. Your list seemes like a big improvement and a good effort to present Elvis' recorded legacy in a more coherent and logical matter. I wonder who makes these kinds of decisions at BMG to make up that list that they've come up with. Is there someone out here who can explain its logic to me? Anyone?
I can't even see the business logic in it: keeping both the Peace in the Valley 3cd set as well as the Amazing Grace 2cd set is only one example of what seems like a hasty and sloppy job in compiling their "definitive" list. As far as offering Elvis fans the most bang for the buck (the most and best music for the lowest possible price) it's even more painful. Of course BMG is a business and all they really care about is making as much money as possible, but here I feel they act like amateurs.
I'm sure if Ernst had any input in this, he would have protested (maybe I'm naive). I do hope your proposition somehow grabs the attention of someone who might have an influence. But you know how it will probably go: highly-paid decision-makers that are far too self-involved, arrogant and convinced-of-their-own-right to change anything that is already planned. They probably don't even like Elvis...oh well...
Mon Apr 28, 2003 2:44 am
Mon Apr 28, 2003 2:55 am
Kylan wrote:Well I would theoretically have all the masters in the 50's and 60's single albums upgrades. but i was just suggesting. In fact, I have the box sets, and dont have the single album upgrades. I tho in hindsight suggested the deletions because the upgrade albums have superior sound than the boxes.
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Tue Apr 29, 2003 12:37 am
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genesim wrote:Peter, what about what I suggested
Complete 50 60 and 70's non secular masters. This I think is a great idea for the upcoming re-remasterd box sets. Maybe a separate set Command Perfomances style for the singles. Better yet screw um, the live stuff should be released on their respective albums in FTD series. This is to me the best approach. Most of the work is done, and this would be the best representation of the material. Chronolical Elvis as it should be!! Save the Gospel and Christmas selections, which are currently in print. The Soundtracks are being remedied on the the FTD series and the odds and ends have already been adressed!
Amajoe wrote:Suspiscious Minds should be marketed as a Deluxe version of From Elvis In Memphis even receiving it´s cover. The same goes for Memories as a Deluxe edition of NBC-TV Special and Sunrise as a Deluxe edition of The Sun Collection. These double CD´s should be sold at the price of a single CD. We already have a Special Edition of That´s the Way It Is. I also believe BMG should release a 2 CD Deluxe Edition of Elvis Is Back.
Tue Apr 29, 2003 2:30 am
Tue Apr 29, 2003 3:48 am
Gregory Nolan Jr. wrote:Peter, no need to worry: this thread, and more importantly, this issue has legs, so to speak. Your post has barely been up 24 hours and I plan to fully weigh in soon enough. (Give the crew some time!)
Gregory Nolan Jr. wrote:But thanks for your analysis, as I tend to agree with everything you said. I would like to only try to play the devil's advocate as I'm afraid intelligent handling of Elvis' catalogue is almost "Un-Elvis" like, i.e. we are facing a deeply-ingrained RCA trait of decades of neglect, over-kill and blundering, with the rare exception of Ernst and company, who see him as more than a cash cow. To be more fair, the ship has REALLY turned around under this new "regime" and yet the new catalogue seems a real disconnect from the direction we'd traveled. It DID seem really off.
Let's keep at our lobbying. Elvis' legacy deserves as much, and I dare say in the long run it could prove more profitable, at least I hope so.
Tue Apr 29, 2003 6:36 am
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