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New Sony Box-Set
Sony UK will release Elvis' three final albums 'Today', 'From Elvis Presley Boulevard' and 1977's 'Moody Blue' in the Original Album Classics-series on September 26, 2011. Costing only £8.99 or US$14.20 for all three albums.
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benny scott; yes, and you buy a box set and you have the EP Boulevard Album TWICE!!! Not bad for a 3 album box set. It is in fact a two album box set. Nice move from Sony, to put songs twice on a box set. This box set isn't that cheap after all. Well, a cheap ripp off it is... Next move from Sony. A 99 album box set with 99 times the same album on it. Can't wait to buy that one...
Hi elvis_aotc, because you have almost 2 CDs for the price of 1 . "Almost", because on the 19-track CD "Moody Blue" the song "Let Me Be There" from the original 10-tack "From Elvis Presley Boulevard" is omitted. Always El.
All songs of EP Boulevard album are also included on the Moody Blue album. Why????
Yes!! Finally the complete box set of his 3 albums! Essential stuff!..
Indeed, Bestoftherest. Besides that there is so much documentation of that time span in pop. music in particular and the youth in those days in general. The biggest revolt had already taken place, while in the fifties a lot of it was shunned by official canals (apart from most of it being black and white too). Also those who are now promoting the modern music are from the sixties onward anyway. So they feel more connected to that too. So the exposure is there.
I have a theory on Elvis v. The Beatles nowadays. If you look at a number of youngsters today, they are replicating the 'mod' years of the 60's, this is dress sense, hairstyles and I guess music as well. They are not that fussed about the 50's, it's the swinging 60's era that they are into. That's why the release of Beatles 60's material fly's off the shelf. The majority of Beatles stuff was good quality compared to Elvis' majority being, lets say 'off the mark' for the era. ..and I'm not a huge Beatles fan. Elvis did produce some good stuff in the 60's especially the early part of the decade, but I'm afraid much of it will not appeal to the mod brigade, as it didn't originally.
Once decent album and two subpar albums for a good price. Thats how I view it. Good value if you dont have them. Is it a good way to market Elvis? Perhaps, but to an outsider it could make them look like budget type Camden albums.
Well friends, what do you think about this: As many people are using computers and high tech mobiles it has become so easy to download music. I know people who do at least. They hear a song and 'I tune' it. They don't want to buy cds as they only want that one song (or two). After a while they hardly listen to it anymore, so they don't care if it is lost. On the other hand most Elvis fans prefer a tangible product as it is played many times (or collected). Moreover there are many products of the King released continuously during the year. And the ones who buy initially some I Tunes and become fans, also want 'hard copies'. For the newbies these classics may be treasures - for a fair price - easpecially when you compair it with the prices I paid!
Steve, your absolutely correct, just because your a fan doesnt mean you can just push facts away. To think that Elvis & the Beatless have similar sales every month is just not the truth.
Well I never did mention vocal chops or talent did I? Thats a whole other topic. When I see a blanket statement like 'if Elvis wasnt selling huge', I stop & pause. Cmon, do you really think the Legacy releases sold huge? They sold, enough to turn a handsome profit I suppose, but huge? EIB even had a 5 star Rolling Stone rating and quickly disappeared. From E in Memphis had some nice press but what happened to it? Was there that much public interest on these releases? That is why I mentioned The Beatles. Their re-release campaign and Itunes releases were big deals in the record industry, much bigger than any Elvis re-release. Sorry if that bothers you. Perhaps their label handled it better. But I try & state things I have knowledge of instead of off the cuff statements. Several stores in my area went out of business recently. When they were in business I always asked about Elvis sales. I was always told he sold steadily, moved several units per month, but nothing earth shattering. 30 #1's was the last real huge seller.
Why are elvis albums out of print on cd's? yet there are countless compilations,it doesnt make it easy for new fans. When i got into elvis it was easy i went to best buy and boom,they had pretty much all of the original albums,now you have to get crappy imported version or buy ftd's which new fans have no idea excist,why do they not advertise ftd's? I have alot of questions,but i know i wont get answers.
Seeing as you guys drew up The Beatles, not me! They're okay, you know apple label and computers and all that jive, a lot of the folks that bought all the vinyl, cd reissues also bought the downloads because the sound was supposed to be better yet again, Remind you of any other types and of course it was remastered by one of their sons or something like that. All i know is they still have a long way to go to catch up with Elvis. What ever happened to the Billboard charts, you know in those pivotal years, 1956 etc.
Even though I personally choose not to download as I prefer a physical product, I would not go as far to say that they are a rip-off. A rip-off is when something is advertised as one thing and the actual product is something lesser in quality. A download is exactly what it is, I don't think that anybody is cheated.
Steve is correct about Elvis sales, they are steady, which is excellent for an artist that has been gone for so long. If the re-issue of old albums equated with huge sales of similar previous product, then the record industry would not be in so much trouble. The sales of The Beatles back catalogue on Itunes was remarkable, after the vinyl releases, the original CDs and the recently remastered CDs, I would have thought that there would not have been such a huge demand for the downloads. I suppose that is what sets The Beatles above the other bands.
Hey Elvis recently hit number two in the itunes charts in Ireland, with Bossa Nova Baby. So you pay for music and get no product in return, i mean you cant pawn your itune song, like you can a cd. So i reckon its a rip off, like what if you erase your ipod. As for these box sets, Sony have been doing it for years but not usually with Elvis. These three albums are well worth having, every genre is covered, from hard boogie woogie Rock 'n Roll, powerful Country, like Pieces of my Life, Black music like, Shake a hand, Bringing it Back, all his influences in his singing, From Mario Lanza to Count John McCormack, to the song that became another huge hit for Willie Nelson after Elvis left, to something like Way Down, which only Elvis could ever sing. Who else could do all that, who else had or has the vocal chops?
Come down to reality a bit. Elvis is not selling huge. He is selling steadily and has been for a number of years Dont forget it costs Sony pratically nothing to re-issue these old albms, so even poor to modest sales will turn a profit. You want huge? The Beatles sales on Itunes were huge and brought music sales up to their highest level in years. And thats the reality of it whether you like it or not.
Love the price, of these 3 great albums/CDs. Now if only we could find CD Music shops ! (LOL) its hard to find CDs anymore !!
Sony are busy with Elvis's release's this month,what with Elvis Presley Legacy edition,Young Man with the Big beat 5 cd set and now this 3 cd set,boy who said being an Elvis fan was boring?.
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