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Rock And Blues

By ElvisNews.com/ LexAug 7, 2007
The third in a row of audience recordings I had to review this week is a CD with a show of my favourite post 1970 Vegas engagement, SR Records’ “Rock And Blues”.

Design

A nice shot of our man decorates the front. It’s nice they chose “our” colours for the fonts, but unfortunately the characters upon the picture get a bit messy. The 16 page booklet exists of merely (unfortunately) unclear pictures, but there are some great actions shots between them. The texts are a bit messy with all the different fonts, styles and directions.
The CD itself is a picture CD with a nice shot on it. The inlay and back are – again – messy with different font colours, and “decorated” pictures.

Content

One word (made up, but you’ll understand what I mean): unlistenable! The speed is going from too slow to too fast and vice versa, in other words the source tape was broken (or the recorder). I skipped a track or 5 to check if there was any improvement, but no way. I didn’t feel the need for a headache, so I turned it off without further listening. So no February 6 M.S. for me.

Conclusion

Save your money for something worthy.

Tracks:

01. 2001 Theme
02. C.C. Rider
03. Proud Mary
04. Never Been To Spain
05. You Gave Me A Mountain
06. Until It's Time For You To Go
07. Polk Salad Annie
08. Love Me
09. Little Sister/Get Back
10. All Shook Up
11. Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
12. One Night
13. Hound Dog
14. A Big Hunk O'Love
15. Bridge Over Troubled Water
16. Suspicious Minds
17. Introductions
18. American Trilogy
19.Can't Help Falling In Love

Time 49.00 min.

Bonus tracks:

20. Proud Mary
21. Never Been In Spain
22. You Gave Me a Mountain
23. Until It's Time For You To Go
24. Help Me Make It Through The Night

Time 16.23, from February 21, Midnight Show

25.Polk Salad Annie
26.A Big Hunk O'Love
27.Hawaiin Wedding Song
28.Bridge Over Troubled Water
29. American Trilogy

Time 14.33 from February 22 Dinner Show
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Reactions

benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 10, 2007report abuse
Thanks for your advise wayup . I'll keep it in mind. Always El
wayup (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 9, 2007report abuse
benny scott: I guess the best way is to get soundsample somewhere.... I am pretty tired of many recent CDs...also I sold almost all bad sounding boots from my collection... why to keep the crap when I have hardly any time to listen the good ones?
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 9, 2007report abuse
Hi wayup, You may have a point there. So I'll take my chances in the future, but only when a review tells me when an ( interesting ) audience-recording is OK soundquality-wise. Always El
wayup (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 8, 2007report abuse
benny scott: I see your point. This is big problem actually, with all such awful crap released, GOOD audience recorded CDs with good design will get less attention. If such bad CD will be my first audience recording purchase, then I will buy no more, this si sure. If my first one will be Kicking And Rolling, Adios, Bright Midnight With Elvis or other goodies, then I will have different opinion too.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 8, 2007report abuse
Well Lex, you are 200 % right,and i think you have been very ,very polite when you wrote your review. This CD is a disgrace, a real shame, disgusting sound-quality .How on earth dare the people behind this release such crap. This is more than a ripp-of, this is unbelievable bad stuff. The pictures in the booklet ( with a couple of exceptions ) are very bad too. I'll keep the empty jewel-case ( it's the only good object ) and throw the rest away. A pure waste of money ( and it was not a cheap purchase, I can assure you ). In future I'll wait for the reviews on this website before buying audience recordings, or maybe even better :It's very possible that I'll stop purchasing audience recordings. Guys , stay away from this sh..t Always El
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 8, 2007report abuse
Thanks for the warning. In an age when digital mastering is available to most people with a computer, there is no excuse for sloppy releases like this. Tape speeds can be easily corrected, and should be. I like the cover though.
stanton (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 7, 2007report abuse
Beautiful and tasteful cover....
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 7, 2007report abuse
"Mercy! I Smell C-R-*-P!"

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