More Classic Re-issues

Due for release from Sony Special Products on December 22, 2009 are the albums "Good Times", "Elvis Now" and "From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis Tennessee". These are budget releases which retail just under seven dollars.

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JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 14, 2009report abuse
Schemies: Good Times (FTD) is mastered by Jean-Marc Juilland, He's done some great work for FTD.
RossCarpenterJr (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 14, 2009report abuse
Great ! Finally I'd say...BUT... they should have "added" some bonus songs to the NOW album (to sell more & make it more appealing for many buyers) like Burning Love, Matter of time, I'm leavin', It's only love. And BMG could also re-launch the FOOL album with extras like Amer Trilogy, Sep ways, For good times, Steamroller blues. Can't wait for the FTD digipacks of Now + EPBlvd + Prom Land + Fool (with the 12 min version of Don't think 2x !) Does someone close to Ernst know if they're going to be released in 2010 (Elvis' 75th year)?
schemies (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 13, 2009report abuse
Thanks, Jerry ! As soon as I will get my FTD release of Good Times, I will check out who did re-master it, since I guess they did not do it twice (I hope).
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 13, 2009report abuse
It's released through Sony Special Products so it's likely Vic Anesini. He's been handling most of that as of late. It WON'T be Lene Reidel.
schemies (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 11, 2009report abuse
Good album, but who did the remastering this time ?
waymore44 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 3, 2009report abuse
All you have to do to answer the question of whether he is country or not is to think about what category RIGHT NOW would his music most fit into. There is only one answer. Even the rock n roll records he did in the 70's like "Promised Land" or "Way Down" were country hits, not rock n roll. What truly is what is defined as rock n roll doesn't really exist as a genre anymore. I call Elvis uptempos and Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry rock n roll. Would those lyrics and those type of songs work in any other format than country right now? I think Elvis could do whatever he wanted to but there are a lot of fans of Elvis who say they hate country music yet can't tell that Elvis was making country records in the 70's. They had a pop/rock edge to them but they were still country records. They make more sense played beside Waylon Jennings or Charlie Rich than they do Led Zepplin or Kiss.
Dixieland Rock (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 3, 2009report abuse
I'm pleased to see more & more of his original albums coming back to store shelves. I thank Sony/BMG for bringing these back out from various phases of his career.
samcra (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 3, 2009report abuse
Seems that some of you guy's are saying that since Elvis didn't get into Hard Rock or Heavy Metal it makes him C&W...BULL ! He is, was and will always be the 'King of Rock & Roll'. A C&W song every now and then just shows how very versatile he was.
waymore44 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 3, 2009report abuse
This overall is a good album, some of it GREAT. I agree that "Promised Land" is better overall but it's still a good album. As far as Elvis losing the title THE KING OF ROCK N ROLL.....what are you talking about? That never happened then and will never happen in the future. It was set in stone in 1956. I do agree that Elvis primarily in the 1970's became more of a country artist than anything else. I believe that his music was basically country anyway just because he was a country boy and that delivery was integrated with gospel and the blues into his singing.

The music business changed in the 70's and I believe had he lived that he would have become a country singer more and more as time would have gone on, sort of like Conway Twitty. I will say though that eventually I believe he would have made some rock records or branched out and reinvented himself again. Just look what Rick Rubin did with Johnny Cash or how Orbison ended up in the Wilburys. Elvis could do ANYTHING. I just wish he hadn't left us so soon.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 2, 2009report abuse
I love the Good Times album. Glad to see Sony putting original albums back on the shelf. Elvis and country music go together like chocolate and peanut butter. Yum!
Monster (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 2, 2009report abuse
Elvis is rightly known as the king of rock and roll but his true rock and roll years only lasted a few years. Post army he had much more in common with country music than he did with rock and roll but personally I have no complaints about that. As the years went by the pop influences on his music began to disappear so by 1970 I would probably call him a country star with strong rock leanings rather than the other way round. So for me an album like Good Times is consistent with his musical direction. It's a pretty good album too but was massively outclassed by the follow up, Promised Land.
Jesse Garon Presley (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 2, 2009report abuse
Elvis never lost his title King Of R&R mr.Deke Rivers, so what on earth are you talking about and you r a fan? this is not a poor album and most certainly no poor songs a poor comment indeed
Jerome-the-third (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 2, 2009report abuse
poor songs? poor comment..
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 2, 2009report abuse
Not a good LP anyway.Elvis was producing poor songs. He was going down the C&W road again
he had lost the king of R&R title by now.
ElvisDayByDay (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 2, 2009report abuse
Well at least SONY makes sure many original Elvis Presley albums are available during this anniversary year.
I am Buffalo-Horn! (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 1, 2009report abuse
Well, certainly a double dose of Good Times ahead!! Not quite so sure about the cost of 10 re-issue albums all coming out in the same month! (Not to mention Viva Las Vegas, Evening Prayer, the 75 box set & the 75 single CD!)

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