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Due for release from the Italian DJ Spankox on November 27, 2009 is the CD "Elvis Presley Christmas Remixes".
Source: Email / Updated: Nov 11, 2009
Last year it was Christmas Duets, this time remixes. I heard the remix of White Christmas, its a disaster. Irving Berlin is turning in his grave let alone Elvis. Its a shame that JXL doesnt do the remixes, his Little Less Conversation was the only good one.
Take it easy, please..I kind of like these remix'(!) And it kind of swings. Could be good listning at a disco around Xmax. But I look more foreward to when someone starts to remix some of the 70' material :-) There is a lot more remix potential in it.
Oh no. What do we get the next year The army remixes, the movie remixes. And ofcourse all in the highpass mix. Done by somebody who's to lazy to work and had too much (Spancocx again a free track for your remix) free time for only playing with his keyboard (or is is computer). And you must be out of your mind if you still like this
This may be a disaster ! I hope not. I like the way "JXL" and "Paul O" remixed Elvis. I wish RCA would have them do more Elvis songs.
The should remix the original Christmas songs with new crisp 'real' instrumentation like they did on a few cuts from last years Duets cd. I think that would be a winner for the both fans and the Christmas sales season instead of another compiliation.
I first became an Elvis fan when my uncle gave me £5 (a fortune for me as a 16yo) for Christmas 1974 and I bought "Elvis 40 Hits" released I think by Arcade for £3.25. The release was part of the build up for the celebration of Elvis' 40th birthday. I bought the record because of the promotion and adverts and was then absolutely blown away by the content. I write this because I hope that the powers that be (EPE? CKX? BMG? Sony?) will promote Elvis this Christmas and make a real drive to honour the man on his 75th anniversary. Not for money (their usual motivation) - but maybe to re-introduce the King to those fed style-less X-factor pap and also to honour one of the greatest cultural influences of our (and any) time. I think Spankox is a fan and at least he is giving it a go.
Wonderful news. Elvis will be back in the charts. Well done Spankox.
Can anybody stop this guy, please!!!!
I know what he did the last summer… Be afraid, be very afraid... PS: Let me guess: only 50´s Christmas songs, right? Of course those are the only songs in public domain here in Europe. In a matter of two years we’ll have “great mixes” from “are you lonesome tonight”, “a mess of blues”, “it’s now or never”, “stuck on you”, “fever”, “little sister”, etc. etc. Be afraid, be very afraid…
"How to make money from a dead person part XXVIII The even more tasteless way" is a hit thanks to those tasteless fans that buy anything with Elvis' name on it.
I am no prophet, but I say there is more to come. Now it's the 50's material, later in the future we will be presented a remix of you gave me a mountain and dance version of and i love you so..
You're kidding! Yeah...I can't wait to hear the gay-bar dance remix of "O Little Town of Bethlehem". I'm on record as being in favor of the remixes (and I am), but I am also on record for saying most of them have sucked. And Spankox in particular is pretty terrible at doing them. And "Christmas Remixes"?!?! That miserably horrid Christmas Duets CD(aka, "Washed Up Female Country Singers Sing Along With Elvis' Christmas Album" the CD!) only did one thing right--"The First Noel". And that was by rerecording the backing track with a talented pianist and string section.
The 1980 "Guitar Man" album did that too--using talented musicians and more modern arrangements and recording techniques. And the orchestrated version of "Always On My Mind" worked too. Spankox does not do that--he adds a bunch of sound effects and looped dance beats to tracks. I can't see how this could possibly work on any of Elvis' Christmas tracks--even the rockers like Blue Christmas, Santa Bring My Baby Back...
I have high hopes for the Cirque de Solie accompanying CD because, judging by the Beatles "Love" cd, this should feature very full production with new instrumentation and possibly whole new arrangements. Spankox just tacks on more drums and sound effects. As far as I know, the guy is not even a musician. Can't JXL or Oakenfold do some more? Or Moby? I still firmly believe there is a right way to do these. Spankox ain't it.
(My fantasy Elvis CD is not even a rock cd. It would basically be a "Late At Night/after-hours" cd, with lush re-recorded backing tracks on songs like "City By Night", "Almost In Love", "It's Midnight", "Blue Moon", "I Need Somebody To Lean On"...... But I am sucker for songs like "Wee Small Hours" and "One For My Baby (and one more for the road)". But, I'd love to hear a cohesive cd of tracks with Elvis' vocals and maybe a little jazz trio--piano, upright bass and drums--with limited string dubs and maybe a trumpet where needed--all the way through the disc. A lot of Elvis fans would probably hate that idea, and say it would make Elvis sound like a lounge singer---so I know there is no pleasing all of us since we all like/love Elvis in our own way.....)
May very well be the release of the year.
Oh no! Please, somebody, just kill the guy! ;)
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