Mastertape To Be Cut Up

Two-Inch Segments from the original 1954-1955 studio recording tape, beginning with “That’s All Right,” the Song that propelled Elvis’s career, are to be Cut, certified, numbered and mounted on commemorative plaques and sold to the public. Music industry artists and veterans will witness this first ever cut of a certified Elvis Presley Original Master Source Tape Recording. Graceland’s Elvis Presley Enterprises will to receive plaque number 1. The whole thing will happen in New York City, Nola Recording Studios, 111 West 57th Street on January 27.
Source: ElvisMasterTape.com / Updated: Jan 23, 2004 

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lighthouse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 29, 2004
Invisible because there were too many capitals in the text
King Of Western Bop (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 28, 2004report abuse
Elvis has become, more than ever, a money-making venture. Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel! What next? Framed sections of Elvis' mom's pink Cadillac?? I would rather see the effort put into well packaged DVD releases in the vein of "Elvis, That's The Way It Is" special edition. I know that without Elvis here to record new material and have new film footage that ideas must be harder to come by, but surely there must be better ones that cutting tapes up and selling the off to the fans. Unfortunately the fandom of any singer has its fair share of fans who'll buy anything - something which such organisations know all too well.
Paul Reno (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2004report abuse
The good news is it's NOT the original master - or whatever BMG have in their hands at the moment. The master they are using will be there for some time to come. A "source" tape could be anything really. It's just a copy tape. What would be the point in owning a small piece of tape? It's not great to look at. I'm surprised it has the Graceland logo on it, I wonder if Graceland have really endorsed it? Save your money and buy something that's worth putting on your wall.
roustabout (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2004report abuse
i'm not sure what "an" original source tape implies, as opposed to " the" original source tape. perhaps some of you expert audiophiles can explain the difference for me.
as audio tape deteriorates over time, i don't have a problem with the owner of the tape making use of it in this way- after all, everyone has a right to resell their lawfully-obtained memorabilia. $500 seems like a fair price,too. what i DO have a problem with is those of you who support bootlegs- you are supporting what is, by definition, illegal activity. this tape project, on the other hand, is good old American capitalism at work.
Pharamond (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2004report abuse
Take the money and run.
Theo (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2004report abuse
This seems to be a hoax! It's $ 495 for a piece of tape and it's not even the real master, but an "Original Master Source Tape Recording". Of course it's insane to cut up any tape, so keep your money in your pockets! Check the discussion on the messageboard on the elvis-collectors website for more on this topic.
Tupelo (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2004report abuse
Why?
Neckywoudje (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2004report abuse
What?!? I don't get it...! So with in the next few weeks, there isn't an original sun mastertape anymore?? In that case...give me a piece of the Mona lisa...or some of the crown jewels from Great Britain...are they insane?

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