Cover Art Re: Versions - Elvis First Remix Album

The Japanese Elvis site showed this cover of the DJ Spankox "Re: Versions" remix CD. This CD, Due May 21, 2008, features remixes of the tracks Baby Let's Play House, Don't Be Cruel, Teddy Bear, Jailhouse Rock, All Shook Up, Blue Moon Of Kentucky, Heartbreak Hotel, Too Much, Just Because, You're A Heartbreaker
and That's All Right.
Source: Elvis World Japan / Updated: Apr 14, 2008 
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theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2008report abuse
Why not remix the Having Fun On Stage With Elvis album? Im sure someone will show interest.
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2008report abuse
We gotta keep his legacy alive! And his remixes dead!!!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2008report abuse
Yeah Harvery, I know. At least we all agree that Elvis was the greatest entertainer ever. If I like it, I buy it, plain & simple. There are no other motives.
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2008report abuse
Hey, Steve V - are we related? You hit the nail on the head, bro. Thing is, you'll never convince some of the numptys on here that Elvis' legacy stands alone - way above anything ANYONE else has ever achieved. Things like impersonators, plastic ducks and remixes only go to tarnish what he left behind.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 25, 2008report abuse
I understand where you are coming from but I think you are taking it to the extreme with the Johnny Ray comparison. Johnny was popular yes but didnt change pop culture like Elvis. I dont think you can compare the two. If you want to use a comparison you can use Sinatra & The Beatles only. I dont think anyone has forgotten either one of them. The stark reality is one day we will all pass on and hopefully Elvis will have left enough of a legacy to be remembered. I think he will becaue he is part of history. Making a remix album number one will neither enhance or take away from that. But good luck in your quest. I wont buy it cause I dont like it. I would support another ALLC however which I thought was done really well.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 23, 2008report abuse
You made my point - enjoy Elvis & his music. Why do you people worry about getting Elvis another #1? For a meaningless record that will only be broken time & time again. Do you realize his last number one was in 1969 and it was one of the greatest records he ever made? He lived 8 more years and never had another. Now 39 years later you actually think he can have a number one with this type of release? Most fans are turned off by this remix. Do you see the insanity of hoping this will sell 3 million copies? Sit back & enjoy the music.
lonnie beale (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 22, 2008report abuse
jack409 please dont worry about the steve v and harvey of this world just enjoy Elvis mate.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 21, 2008report abuse
Jack409 - You think Lisa cares as much as you do about this? Lay off the caffeine and worry about the important things in life. I have more essential things to buy with my money. Oh by the way, Elvis has been dead for almost 31 years.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 19, 2008report abuse
Well said Rob - Im all for remixes instead of Elvis impersonators who tarnish the memory of Elvis more than anything else on earth!
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 19, 2008report abuse
Hello everyone! The thing with remixes that alot of you seem to be forgetting is that they exsist along side the originals. The originals are still here, they dont vanish you know. A Good remix only adds a differant slant to what we already have plus it opens Elvis" music to a new audience.
If Elvis was alive today dont you think he would be recording with todays techniques and recording technology?? ofcourse he would! Remixes done well in my oppinion is the way forward for Elvis" music... Remixes not Impersonators !
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 18, 2008report abuse
Damn it, I am going to buy it after all. I've just watched 'Harum Scarum' and I'm off down the pub to do karaoke in my Blue Swirl outfit. As a tribute to Bill Belew and Todd Morgan I'm going to do 'Queenie Wahine's A Queen' in remix style - i.e. sounding like a stuck record that repeats and repeats and repeats and repeats to the same beat over and over again. The kids will love it. Viva remixes!
Bestoftherest8301 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 18, 2008report abuse
Elvis liked to have the latest gizmos and boys toys, so I think he might have relished the updating of some of his material. Fans snap up the alternate takes made available on the FTD's , so what's different here? They are simply alternate takes. Elvis tried different styles, moods, speeds when trying out songs to try and get it to his liking (or perhaps more saleable!). I see no reason why someone like Spankie should not try and update and experiment with the material. As long as the basic underlying song is not lost / diminished.

And, thanks to Spankie for at least having the courtesy to post his view on elvisnews about what he was trying to achieve. I for one appreciate his comments and sentiments, even if iIdon't like the finished product, which, I hope, will not be the case.
johnnygb (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 18, 2008report abuse
I agree that it would be fantastic if Elvis was around to supervise the remixes. I also love all of the original stuff but times change and styles change so i guess we must accept that remixes of some of the greatest music ever recorded would be inevitable. If Spankox has treated the rest of these classics in the same was as Baby Lets Play House then, in my opinion, they are in safe hands. I do like the idea of some of the later stuff being remixed also, but will NEVER tire of hearing what Elvis wanted us to hear on the originals. TCB ALWAYS
Cher (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 18, 2008report abuse
Frankly, I'd want to hear a sample of this before I put out any money on it. Yes the remix of A Little Less Conversation was good (and I love it more every Friday night when the LasVegas series is on ;-)) Don't you DARE touch that remote Husband!

but I still love the way Elvis did it originally and I still prefer to hear Elvis music how wanted me to hear it. If he was alive today and presiding over the remixes (now wouldn't that be a blast!?) I'd certainly be more comfortable buying them. Otherwise, it's just someone else's interpretation of how it shoulda/woulda/coulda sounded. mho...always...
johnnygb (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 17, 2008report abuse
You know it just seems odd to me that loads of fans just seem to moan that the same stuff keeps getting re-cycled. When someone tries to do something new and a bit different they get such criticism. The reason we all love Elvis is precisely because he was different. I for one hope that this album is a huge success. The Little Less Conversation remix gave the king his biggest hit for 20 or more years and even had kids who had never heard of him up dancing. Go for it Spankox, dont let the small minded few put you off. TBC Always
John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 16, 2008report abuse
Im in agreement with CEP. By and large, ive enjoyed the re-mixes that have been released thus far. I dont think this de-values or undermines the original recordings - they have their place in musical history. The purists will of course object, the more open-minded of us will give it a listen.
CEP (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 16, 2008report abuse
I'm really looking forward to this - I thought that the BLPH reversion was thoughtfully done with a good degree of finesse and respect for the original recording- the beat freshened it right up to date with Elvis's original vocal riding majestically over the top - it gets a lot of play on my ipod and i know in Europe it really caught on.If you have n't heard the Spankox reversion i would recommend it - if you have well you are entitled to your opnion - you are not entitled to just be rude though - that's just pathetic - Spankox i hope this album is a great success and i for one will download it.
RonBaker (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 16, 2008report abuse
I think Harvey was joking when he said the originals were crap. The albums DO need remixing though using today's technology to give the music a little life (if we're talking 'Harum Scarum', 'Frankie & Johnny', etc.)
gary 1 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 15, 2008report abuse
Harvey Alexander IF you are an Elvis fan you should be ashamed of yourself.To say that the originals were crap just shows you don't know what the hell you are talking about.The originals redefined music.Without this crap (as you put it)We'd still be listening to the big bands and the likes.
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 15, 2008report abuse
So Spankbox, you visit this site. Your BLPH remix is one of the worst things I've ever heard and, going by the statement you made here today, you are obviously under the illusion you are doing something Elvis fans want to hear. The ones who need help, maybe, but not genuine fans. At one time you would have been hunted down for doing what you've done. I just hope for your sake you never walk down my street. Have a nice day.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 15, 2008report abuse
Thanks for the warning!
Palle (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 15, 2008report abuse
What a total and utter disgrace! I'm not touching this (nor buying!!!) this $/&)#(%/$%$ release with a ten foot pole ...did anyone notice the $$ I put up; hopefully you'll get my drift
Brian Quinn (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 15, 2008report abuse
Sounds great. I will definately buy this one.
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 15, 2008report abuse
why do remixes always have to be jumpy and nerve wrecking?..
Spankox (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 15, 2008report abuse
Hi! It's actually more than remixes. No "boom boom shake the room"... It's something that nobody has ever done before. I called this "re:versions": all the arrangements of the songs have been carefully and gently updated, keeping the original feel intact and enhancing Elvis's voice and magic using the newest technology. Some inspiration was taken also from The Beatles "Love" album: you might discover little parts from one song playing in another. All the songs in the album sound fresh and exciting... without... sorry... any "boom boom shake the room"... It's Elvis, I would say like you've never heard him before.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 15, 2008report abuse
The copyright laws in Europe are becoming a serious problem to Elvis. For years RCA/BMG has treated Elvis catalogue with lack of respect, invading the market with all kind of compilations some of very doubtful taste. Now, here in Europe those compilations grow like mushrooms from independent labels and we face the unprecedented situation of the Remixes. I like the “Baby let's play house” remix. But it's to much to remix an entire album with 50's music. Just too much. This way Elvis may become not only the artist with his catalogue most disrespected, but may also become the King of Remixes, and some of them with a tremendous bad taste. Honestly that may put in real danger all his legacy, his music and his new found respect in the music and artistic world.
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 15, 2008report abuse
Boom! Boom! Shake da room! Pump up the volume! This is the only way to introduce Elvis to the younger generation. The originals are crap. They need remixing. It's my dream that they remix the whole of the 'Harum Scarum' LP because there are some bitching toons on there, innit.
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 15, 2008report abuse
I totally agree.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 15, 2008report abuse
Thanks JimmyCool - I didnt think of that. Bu that being the case, there are lesser known songs from the 50's that could have been chosen. Songs from Loving You & King Creole perhaps. Maybe even Paralyzed, So Glad Youre Mine. I just wish it wasnt All Shook Up & other classics.
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 14, 2008report abuse
[ Steve V wrote: "Why did it have to be classic songs getting remixed?" ] Easy, they are out of copyright in Europe... It's a shame, I've always dreamed of a good remixes album, but not this way. An album with different DJs mixing Elvis' hidden gems (movie songs for example.)
ttwiise (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 14, 2008report abuse
Dear me, dear me, dear me! Who on earth would want to here these classic recordings butchered in this way!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 14, 2008report abuse
Why did it have to be classic songs getting remixed? Everyone knows them. How about lesser known songs like ALLC which was a huge success. I have no interest in this.
lonnie beale (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 14, 2008report abuse
Oh i bet this goes down well. There is such a divide in opinion on the subject of re mixes. Some will welcome it and some will have their blood boiling. Should we be listening to anything other than what Elvis wanted us to listen to? I know I love listening to his voice.

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