Hometown Memphis New Import Release

This is for serious collectors only, SIX vinyl LPs plus four CDs of performances that have all been previously released.
Produced by the MKR import label is the vinyl / CD set "Hometown Memphis".

The set contains live performances, recorded in Elvis Presley's hometown Memphis from 1974 and 1976 on six LP's and four CDs.
It is limited to 500 individually numbered copies. Check with your dealers but it isn't going to be cheap.

Source: Elvis Information Network / Updated: Feb 20, 2014
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Rob V (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2014report abuse
Ronaldv, I am curious about this new import release and the 'new' MKR label. Maybe just same re-hash label's like Wonderland, VV, SR, MXF, Pin-Up are behind this one.
Ronaldv (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2014report abuse
I thought this was an Elvis Presley website...no one seems to care about this new import release. Anyway, nothing new here. I have the first 3cd set Elvis legend from 1983, it looks and sounds like new after 31 years. I have a lot of vinyl too, in a room in my attic, but unfortunately my recordplayer broke down a couple of years ago. I'm planning to buy a new one in the nearby future.
hankfnsw (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2014report abuse
plus in the future , the studios & companies want you to get a monthly subscription, like adobe software which is rubbish. No subscription, no music or movies
hankfnsw (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2014report abuse
I dislike downloads as you don't the full spectrum of sound. On vinyl from That's the way it is you can hear chatter from Mary In The Morning. Downloads are insults to sound & the way Elvis recorded them as you don't hear all the instruments. I have a simple set, power amp , cd player, record player. Bought all the 2nd hand LPs through the years to get a complete collection. No scratches, look after well, & young folk who have come by & heard my system are blown away by the sound. Neil Young said a download is a blanket that snuff out the music. Also a great large photo lp cover of Elvis makes a delight in packaging. Only thing I like about a download is it is portable & can take to a car if you are on long drives. In Japan css are in the up due to fans getting a physical item to be signed & meet & greet coupon too. Plus once you pass away (God Forbid) you lose all rights to your downloads.
Troubleman (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2014report abuse
I also agree with Smile about LP’s. I was lucky enough to buy a new Stereo that looks like a vintage radio with Elvis on it in bright neon lights. I can play LPs, 45s and CDs on it! I have a small collection of LPs, mostly the original ones released that had Bonus photos with them, in the original shrink. I just bought the original Elvis Golden Records with the bonus coupon that you would mail, along with 25 cents, to get a 12 page Elvis photo book! There are beautiful frames that you can buy to display your LP collection as well. TCB
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2014report abuse
Benny, my turntables are all broken or damaged beyond reasonable repair. So I keep my Original Albums just for display. I would never ever sell them, although I do nothing with them but for nostalgic reasons. I do not intend to buy new equipment (I was tempted a while ago!). Also to my aging ears the difference will be less and less definable. That comes like you said before with time. Also I listen(ed) to Elvis so often that one may say that I greyed the OAs as there was nothing else available in those days. Later on I taped them (worse quality in any case! cassettes = horrible).
Now-a-days I enjoy my collection in my special Elvis Room or in the car. So cds suffice. But let it be clear I understand, appeiate and second Smile's views.
Rob V (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2014report abuse
I do agree LPs have better prints than CDs, no doubt. The front & back covers plus a decent inner sleeve make it more special. You don't get that same feeling when holding a CD. If I (when I used to play LPs) had a decent Hi Fi set up with good speakers, receiver, and turntable I most likely would have different thoughts regarding soundquality on vinyl. Anyone know any further info on this 'new' label?
Rob V (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2014report abuse
Yes.
Smile:-) (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2014report abuse
Rob, are your garage stored LP's for sale then...? ;-)
Rob V (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2014report abuse
Not everyone can afford 'high quality' audio systems to hear the vinyl difference. My Elvis LPs are in the garage and they can stay there.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2014report abuse
Have to agree with Natha about the "they damage easily", that's correct, but if you treat them right......boy, what a great posting by Smile:). I couldn't agree more. I own many hundreds of Cds but never sold one vinyl record when CDs were taking over. I'm a very huge vinyl fan too, I wouldn't trade my collection for the world. I agree with every word Smile:) wrote, maybe it's because of my age but I don't care, it gives me much joy. Even have a nice collection of 78rpm, I kept my (vintage) turntables, amplifiers and speakers, they still work very well, but own modern equipment as well. So Smile:) : keep enjoying !!! Always El.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2014report abuse
Have to agree with Natha about the "they damage easily", that's correct, but if you trea
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2014report abuse
For LP fans only.
Smile:-) (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2014report abuse
Sorry for the errors, but all those words came out quite fast... Too many perhaps... Anyway, enjoy the music whatever source you prefer:-)
Smile:-) (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2014report abuse
My view on vinyl? I just love them! The look, the organic feel, the smell. Everything about them! They are so beautiful, both the cover and the record itself:-) Supercool. The format also allows better and more enjoyable artwork and the materials are sustainable. But most importantly I find the sound better and richer. Especially in the low frequency area. There's nothing like a bass on vinyl:-) And I love the ritual of carrying the music to the turntable and physically put the needle in the groove. It is a physical thing. I own the music and it is physically present in my livingroom (and not staying in some abstract digital cloud somewhere)

Of course, there is a certain sentimental/retro element to the experience. It is after all the original format to most classic releases in the history of rock n' roll and recorded music in total. But that should not matter to the youth that now turn to vinyl. They don't relate to the format like us who rembember vinyl from the days back then.

Then the facts: if treated well, vinyl plays just as well in 500 years from now. No "data" lost/erased/faded. A vinyl record is of course fragile (just like a CD) and must be treated with care. But if not played to death, it will last forever. Everyone agrees that mp3 files have worse sound quality than CD's. Mp3 is just a fragment of the CD, but CD's are the same: a fragment of the original analogue sound present on a vinyl record. Many feelings, opinions subjective interpretations are linkd to the actual sound experience, but it is scientifily proven that vinyl records have better sound than CD's. Played on the good equipment of course.

Our ways of buying, storing and using music are changing. For everyday use we may use digital files and for those special occations many pick out that appreciated piece of vinyl. Some often use downloads and let only the most treasured releases are given the honor of being kept on that great physical format. So there you have my view on vinyl;-)
Rob V (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2014report abuse
CDs are pretty much dead let alone vinyl.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2014report abuse
I don't understand how one can say vinyl will last longer. They damage easily and with that the quality fades/ That's what happened to all my old albums. Yes, initially they are more beautiful (or is my memory just glorifying those days?), yet they are less durable. Anyway I am very busy trying to digitalize all my cds, hoping to preserve at least the ones I've got now. So please clarify your view on vinyl, Smile.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2014report abuse
I'm not sure where vinyl could be said to dominate the shops. Because of the increased popularity, there is now a small section of vinyl in record shops, replacing the very small section that was there before. To dominate, I would have thought it would have to be in the majority.
Smile:-) (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2014report abuse
I will not buy this, but I am happy to see that CD's are disappearing from the market (like the cassettes eventually did about 25 years ago). Vinyl has better sound and will last forever while CD's rot after some years.

I don't know about the rest of the world, but in Norway vinyl has been back in fashion for some time now and the sales have increased rapidly the last few years. Vinyl dominates the record stores again:-) All major artists carefully re-press their back catalogue these days and I am looking forward to see RCA do the same for Elvis and his classic albums.
Rob V (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2014report abuse
MXF, SR and now MKR.... could be all one label.

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