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That's The Way It Is On Legacy
Sony Legacy announced the release of an 8CD set of That's The Way It Is for August 4, 2014. Elvis Australia confirmed that according to Sony it will be an 8CD set.
I posted the link earlier this morning to Amazon UK cause I saw it was available for preorder, but I guess this site does not like links that well..Well it is going for £113.87 which I think is quite cheap tbh and a nice lookng boxset I would say.
Sorry Andy, but it happened many times in the past : FTD releasing double CDs for the price of a single one ! Check the complete list of released FTDs . I agree that the price the box is not cheap, but a rip off ??? Respecting your opinion though! Always El.
So according to most people on here Sony are not to be questioned. Well sorry regardless of whether people can make up there own mind and I agree they are welcome to purchase whatever they want I feel it's only right to question certain releases which i personally think they are clearly taking the Mickey with. Answer me this please, why are the two unreleased concerts not released as single FTD'S instead of lumping them together with previously released material? One reason i can see, a single FTD is about £15 to £20 so to get these two shows would cost around £30 to £40. This box set will be more than double that and what do you get for the extra cash? i don't care who buys what but sorry to me this is a clear rip off.
Good point, wildfishie. To DVD's/blue-ray's should be kept apart in order to keep the price of the box-set down. Again, for 95% of the potential buyers (general public, music lovers, fans and casual buyers), I beg Sony to show common sense and release this set as a standard 2CD Legacy edition in parallel. One CD With the original album (plus the two studio-singles) and one CD With an ureleased concert.
This box should be much bigger, why only one disc with rehearsals? They should include them all: the ultimate TTWII box! And even the same disc that we allready have. Well, I hope they will release the shows complete with A thing called love.
The "International" label was responsible for one of biggest disappointments of 2009. I bought their expensive boxset, to my surprise the CDs were all mono. Days later they released the stereo downloads and cover arts. Fortunately, I managed to sell the box set for about the same price I paid. We must always be careful when new labels come out with fantastic releases. Labels such as Audionics, Gravel Road, Straight Arrow, are the ones from whom we can preorder things and always expect quality. It's a pity some quality boxsets are very expensive and sell out too quickly, I was saving money to buy The Final Curtain but wasn't able to make it in time. The same shouldn't have happened with FTD's A Boy From Tupelo. I can't understand why it's sold out, being the only Sun Sessions release it should still be available for everyone. I'm sure a lot of fans are still after this boxset.
I share the opinion that upcoming TTWII boxset should include only CDs, making it cheaper to be purchased. The videos can be purchased apart, as some people prefer DVD, other people prefer BluRay.
The same thing for Elvis On Tour if they ever release a concert boxset.
I'm planning on getting the That's The Way it Is Bluray in August, so I don't really care if the DVD's are include, but, if they are that's fine too.
Pls keep in mind that the 2 'unreleased' shows were, until now, not released by SONY!!
Both shows however ( Aug. 11 DS and Aug. 12 DS ) were released in 2009 by Audionics ( Aug.11 DS as 'Something' and Aug.12 DS as 'Twenty Days & Twenty Nights') in Soundboard-Stereo. Both shows can also be found on the 'International' label, box set TTWII, 'The Complete Works', released also in 2009. Some sites give only info about the 8 CDs and do not mention the DVDs anymore. Wonder if the box will contain any DVD at all. For those who are looking and hoping for the DVDs : I really and sincerely hope I'm wrong . Always El.
I agree that EOT and TTWII should be given the deluxe treatment like the 68 Comeback special and Aloha From Hawaii. I have tried to find more info the last couple of days on this new boxset and to see if it is true, but it seems a lot of people are a bit curious thinking it could be false or made up. I hope not thou cause it will be nice to own a set like this. The only problem is that they could of used rehearsal footage which hasn't come out official before instead of using what we have seen already.
Elvis On Tour in the same boxset style would be an excellent idea. However I still wonder, will we ever see TTWII and EOT get the same treatment 68 Comeback and Aloha From Hawaii both had with the complete shows? Why doesn't Warner ever give us some light on why they've been withholding this material for so long?
I only have 2 releases of these august shows by the FTD brand, so I will preorder this as soon as soon as it is up on Amazon UK. Already heard and watched the complete works after my friend borrowed me it so it will be nice to have my own set but done officially. Quite strange thou that it has the DVD's with it. Hope it isn't a rumour thou, and if not then lets jump down Sony to bring the Elvis on Tour boxset. ;)
Tony, I couldn't agree more !!! Always El.
With regard to the mention of The Beatles by Benny in the last post, while they remain as popular as ever, their fans have been short changed over the years with unreleased material. All the fans have been granted officially is the live Hollywood Bowl LP which has yet to receive a CD release, two 2-CD sets of BBC sessions and three 2-CD sets to tie in with the "Anthology" TV programme which was almost twenty years ago. There is a huge amount of unreleased Beatles material including many live concerts and the fans crave their own version of the FTD label. So much unreleased Elvis material has been made available by Sony, yet we complain of there being too much out there and overkill! I'd rather have our situation than what fans of The Beatles have.
I have no problem at all with fans buying this forthcoming release, it's their money and are free to buy what they want. As I wrote in a previous posting, I have all the already released stuff and pass on this one.Those who want to purchase it : enjoy ! Very good point by John4126 : for those who own all the previous releases the 2 unreleased concerts on an FTD double CD would be great ! One general conclusion : name one, just one artist who is still worldwide in the picture 37 years after his passing away ! Pls don't mention The Beatles,(they were great too imho!) they were a group, not solo artists. It's fantastic to have the chance and possibility to listen to Our Man's complete legacy. So let's continue to DISCUSS in a civilized manner,BUT NOT DISPUTE in an unfriendly way. Always El.
Andy is probably one of those who thinks: "As I paid more to have this material in the past I can't accept that people today pay less than I did. They will have to go after the out-of-print albums and pay now much more than I did then." Wake up brother! You are not the center of the universe! Sony is not forcing anyone to buy anything. I'm happy for the new fan! They're having a quality box-set being released for them!
Marty - I don't care either. There are places to download what you need for free. I haven't paid for Elvis music for a couple of years now.
It's a mystery why some people come on here insulting those who wish to buy a particular Elvis release. Actually to me, it's no mystery - they probably can't afford it and would therefore prefer if it wasn't released. There are dozens of Elvis CD's released every year I have no interest in buying but I don't call people fools for doing so - like "Andy" did a few posts back.
I do not think they are justified to be disappointed at all! Most releases, even FTD's, are bound to have mostly previously released material. Only some soundboard recordings might be completely new but the sound quality is mostly mediocre. And in any case the songs, the arrangements etc. are almost identical from one live performance to the next with very few exceptions. If you are looking for something 'new', there just isn't much (if any) left. Even if 3/4 of the 10 disc set is previously released, the price will determine if it is a 'rip off', as many suggest, or not. And we don't know the price, we can only speculate for now. I wouldn't be surprised if the price was similar to two FTD single cd releases. Those who are complaining wouldn't probably buy a 2cd set with unreleased shows. I've seen comments like 'I've had enough' of the 'That's the way it is material. I totally respect this view, I don't expect any surprises anyway. But not criticize something that has little interest to you. I do not go online criticizing the 'new' Michael Jackson cd's. I just don't care...
I think the problem Marty is that there are people who have bought the original album, the cd version, the 3 cd set, Elvis in Vegas box set, the FTDTTWII releases and to complete their collection ie the 2 unreleased concerts will have to fork out for an 8 cd set. 3/4 of which they have. I think they are justified to be a little disappointed.
I just don't get it! What is the problem here? Why are some complaining? For starters we do not know yet the contents or the price of this box set! People complain that there is material gathering dust somewhere waiting to be released. Now it looks like more is being released and still there's some people complaining. Sony is releasing material already out there? So what, they can release what they want. There's not much unreleased material anyway. I prefer 'too much' material than no new material at all! A 10 disc box set from 'That's the way it is'? Fantastic news in my mind, no doubt about it...
If someone wants to buy 'only' new material then they should have bought only a handful of LP's and cd's since 1978. What's the point of buying an album for 1 or 2 new songs! Right?
TTWWI on legacy - fine - no issues a good idea. The general public will have no interest in the 8 cd set. The two unreleased concerts should be on a double cd on the FTD label.
if someone from Sony reads these comments they will be rubbing there hands together, praising them for releasing stuff that's already out there . A fool and his money or should that be an Elvis fan and his money..........
Steve: valid point, but it begs the question 'has the well run dry on this material' ? I suppose re-releasing the Sun masters, outtakes and relevant concert material should be the obvious way to go.
Relax folks, it's not a mandatory purchase. If you already have this material from other releases good for you. Why complain? For a casual fan, who doesn't collect FTD (or bootlegs), this is a good opportunity to have the awesome concerts all together in one release. Think about it, FTDs are mostly single concerts CDs, the Live In Las Vegas box is out of print and extremely expensive on ebay, the same for the Audionics and Gravel Road bootlegs. The casual fan won't invest so much, and, the most important, the new Elvis fan will have a chance to buy the material that is now expensive and hard to find. I understand that some people get pissed because they paid more for the material that now will be released cheaper. But saying that Sony should not release this box set only because of this reason is pure selfishness. We have to remember that as much as we already have the material, we've been listening to it longer than the casual or the new fan, that means both sides have their advantages. I think we have to praise Sony for releasing quality material like this. The moment to complain is when they release stuff like those hundred stupid compilations with the same top 20 hits.
Hello. I think they're issuing a bumper collection purely to attack the illicit trade in this material. Also, it's yet another opportunity to sell us the same recordings we've already bought. BMG issued TTWII as a digitally remastered single CD, then they put out a 3 CD version, and then a 2 CD set on their FTD label. Now there's a 10 disc set on its way, and probably a 2 CD kid brother version. One heist after another.
Steve and Jerry, I'm a big fan of Elvis in the 70s, this probably came about because I knew so little about Elvis in the 50s, but I have to agree with you. Why was there nothing to commemorate the 40th anniversary of TTWII ? In the UK there will be special programmes on BBC radio 2 and 6 with A TWO HOUR special on BBC 4 TV, hopefully this will address the events of 1954 in a major way. with the young royals making a visit to Graceland earlier this month surely EPE must realise the young are just as curious about Elvis than anyone!
A tie in with the release of Elvis: TTWII SE Blu-ray is all that that I can see. Hell, Warner's held out this long why not wait another year. That way they and SONY could have done a mutual tie in campaign to "celebrate" the 45th anniversary of TTWII. That at least, would have made some sense. Oh well. I'm not celebrating, and I'm not buying the BD either.
What exactly is an 8 cd set celebrating? What is the milestone? The 40th anniversary was 4 yrs ago and not a whisper then. Because its coming out on blu-ray? That tie-in is a little over the top. Yet, the 60th anniversary of perhaps the most important recording of all time is going to pass us by without a release, any release, even a book? I dont get it. People want to celebarate Elvis in jumpsuits playing Vegas over 1954 and Sun 209?
As I've expressed earlier in this thread I have no interest in the 8 CD/2 DVD mega box. However, if indeed a 2 CD Legacy version materializes I might be interested depending on what it contains.
I must admit I don't understand Sony's release strategy... An 8 CD set...?! This is a dream come true for us, the hardcore fans. But mostly for us. Even the above average music lover won't buy such an extensive output. The 8CD-set should be released through FTD with a very limited number available to the general public. It would make great impression on display though! :-) The normal 2CD Legacy edition (baby Brother) will be much more accessable and will satisfy both music lovers, casual buyers and fans alike. Anyhow, great news from Sony:-)
Hi Lou A, I agree with you - if they put out a bumper box-set of TTWII recordings, it would make sense to put out a baby brother version. The precedent on Sony Legacy is the Elvis At Stax CD's; and if that 3 CD box warranted its 1 CD version, then a 10 disc CD/DVD collection of TTWII material certainly justifies a 2 CD distillation. Huge compilations of TTWII treasures have been selling illicitly online, so a big set from Sony would serve as a bootleg buster for the legitimate company too.
I now feel that this release will be the equivalent of Young Boy with the Big Beat offering the complete picture of ETTWII.
I wouldn't be surprised if there was also a 2 CD set at a low price , which would restore this release to store shelves.
Incidentally , this is one of my favorite Elvis periods , so I'll be buying.
Probably the following content: CD1 ‘That's The Way It Is’ - Original Album / CD2 August 10 Opening Show - (FTD One Night In Vegas) / CD3 August 11 DS - Unreleased / CD4 August 11 MS - (BMG Live In Las Vegas box-set) / CD5 August 12 DS - Unreleased / CD6 August 12 MS - (BMG 30th Anniversary box-set) / CD7 August 13 DS - (FTD The Wonder Of You) /
CD8 Rehearsals - (BMG 30th Anniversary box-set). Apart from the 2 unreleased concerts I've got the rest and the DVDs will bring us nothing new, so : no thanks ! Always El.
No Andy, unless you read minds, you don't "know the answer". I cherry pick quality releases that appeal to me. In fact, most new Elvis releases are of no interest to me. To repeat myself, as you see it, non of us would buy another Elvis record ever again. As for people who seem to resent others buying new releases, I think a few of us can also guess the reason for that .
Elvis fans will buy DVD/CDs we don't know what the price this latest releases will be but if they are to expensive I for one would not be able to afford to buy them I already have the original ttwii CD and dvd plus the double DVD pls the box set of ttwii plus the box set of Las Vegas what more what more can this latest release offer Elvis fans
Viva, I completely understand the fans who want to own all the live shows be it via FTD or other means although they don't interest me. Also, out takes as well I get although again they hold no interest for me. What it is that I don't get is that anybody would want to buy something they already own just because it has a different cover or has improved sound. As you say all the music is already out there so once you have it why buy it again. In a couple of years this will be released again with improved sound and a different cover. Would you buy it again? Guess I know the answer.
Buffalo-Horn: I'm in the UK as well and I agree that $200.00 is a lot of money. But at the moment neither the contents or the price have been confirmed! We'll have to wait and see...
Marty, my sources indicate the 8CD/2DVD set will be around $200.00, which seems a bit too much. I'm in the UK, so it will be interesting to see if we get our own release (And at what price!) or a US import. Also at the moment it seems only 2 of the 8 CDs will contain new material, but that could change!
It's a no win situation it seems! A 2cd legacy edition would be one more release of the same old material! A 8cd + 2dvd box set will be too expensive and will duplicate for the most part previous releases. No release and Sony would be abandoning one of their biggest assets and not giving the fans what they need!
For now we do not know how much the new release will cost and what it will contain. Remember that some of the legacy releases are relatively cheap. Too many Elvis products is much better than no products other than 'greatest hits' compilations which is what most of the 'inactive' artists get.
If the new release contains all the previously unreleased live recordings from 'That's The Way It Is' then it would be really great for the fans! Those who wouldn't be interested, I fail to see what would interest them. There's nothing 'new' in the vaults as far as we know and that's no surprise, Elvis has left us almost 37 years ago!
Andy, with the exception of a few live shows, ALL Elvis music is already available and "out there". What is it you "don't get"? Taking your argument to it's conclusion none of us would ever buy any Elvis releases again. And am I the only one here who's getting tired of hearing how stupid and gullible we are for doing so. This is an Elvis fan site - most of us like buying Elvis records - not too hard to "get" really.
I think we might find that Sony are releasing the 8CD, 2 DVD set, and Sony Legacy are also releasing the usual 2CD digipack! As I said before, we shall see! With the BluRay, August will definitely be a TTWWII fest!!
If all of this is already available out there then why buy it again and again. I really don't get it. Maybe the Elvis fan is the most stupid and gullible out there.
...And, by the way, this product is described as a 2CD set above - maybe there's a bumper release for hardcore fans, and a condensed version on Legacy?
Hello, 8 CD's of Elvis singing just as he took the soft-option plunge into country-pop is something like 7 CD's too many for me. I'm disappointed that the Legacy series is splitting from the twin-album concept that has been such a success. That approach is the best way to get Elvis's catalogue back out there in convenient, affordable and rationalised packages. TTWII could have been paired with 'Hits Of The 70s' in its original stereo/mono mix. Alternatively, the original TTWII album with some singles and B-sides on one disc, and the live CD from the 3 CD box set version of TTWII on the 2nd disc, would have been sufficient for me. One CD after another of Elvis in a hotel showroom singing 'Make The World Go Away', 'There Goes My Everything', 'I've Lost You' etc? Not for me, thank you.
I've already got TTWII material coming out of my ears via FTD and earlier main label releases. Not to mention the earlier Warner DVDs. No thanks. I'll invest my money in upcoming and future FTD releases.
The two unreleased shows are available already on bootlegs... I guess that this release will be too expensive !!!
Steve, according to Elvis Australia, it isn't going to be "8 CDs and only 2 unreleased shows" but 8 CDs and 2 DVDs, with the CDs containing unreleased concerts.
8 CDs and only 2 unreleased shows? (if you bought the FTD CDs you are buying some of the same stuff again -hooray- par for the course). DVDs will contain no new footage (I guess we will never get any at this point). All for the tidy sum of 200.00 in the USA. No thanks, I will pass. Just who is the target audience here? The same people who passed up the 30th anniv edition in 2000? Again, the general public will shun this. These kind of sets only appeal to the hard core completists, of which there are less and less every year. The Legacy set at least makes sense. This one? Not really.
Listing Sony Music as the source of the information, Elvis Autralia says: "Sony Music will release an 8 CD and 2 DVD box set of 'Elvis : That's The Way It Is' material in August. The CDs contain unreleased concerts however the DVDs are the same as the Warner release." The site also says: "Warner will release Elvis: That's The Way It Is : Two Disc Special Edition Premium Blu-ray™ Digibook : (Region Free) in August - however nothing new is on this as far as we know."
Stop derailing,i dont care what you think,not a secret,this release would be another atttempt to get the elvis fans to buy what he already has but thats nothing new,elvis fans like doing that. Oh hail the great ernst!!
It will be interesting to see what this set will contain, if we do end up just getting a 2-CD set will no unreleased material, at least this landmark album will be back on the shelves for the general public to appreciate. The Legacy series has been a positive move, I know many people who could not be considered Elvis fans, but are fans of good music. They come to me after buying the Legacy releases to tell me how great some of Elvis' non-single tracks are, music completely new to them. As for our member that never has anything positive to say about Sony/FTD/Ernst, we all know your agenda. I'll let you into a little secret, we don't care what you think.
I dont care if you dont like my views,ftd needs to be ran better,sorry some like less quality releases,i guess for those its quanity not quality! Ftd has had some good releases but i think they can be better,people take things wayyy to serious!
It was a video clip of I Just Can't Help Believin on Top of The Pops all those years ago that first got me interested in Elvis. It is still my favourite song. I hope this is an 8cd set, I hope it has everything there is from these sessions. Had Elvis never recorded another song TTWII would have made him the greatest artist ever all on its own.
This CD/DVD combo sounds like a real winner and something of a first combining audio/visual content (apart from the PFAP set). As to your comments Jerome, this tiresome individual does nothing BUT moan - I think he thinks he's being amusing - he's not.
Looks like it's going to be an 8cd + 2dvd release. The cds will include unreleased live performances. This will make it worth adding to my collection. We'll have to wait and see when the details are published.
Some rumours have this down as an 8 CD set, plus 2 DVDs – containing the original cut of the film & the later Special Edition. Take your pick!!
Great news! One of the best albums ever:-) But please, please, please make this release as simple as possible in order to maintain the original feel of TTWII. Original album plus the two studio versions of Patch It Up and I've Lost You on CD1 and a complete concert on CD2. That should be it, clean and simple. Please don't mess it up with rehearsals and outtakes. Remember that this is for the general music buying public.
A very welcome release... Seems like mature-fellow is very bitter to FTD.. Do you know Ernst personal? Did something happen?...
Sony/ernst doesnt make announcements he emails someone,hes a very private guy lol. On another site there saying its a 8cd set,i dont believe it!
I'd be interested in the track listing for this album in it's third go-round . Always one of my favorites I'm wondering what improvements Ernst can make over the TTWII box set, and the FTD. In any case, it's good to have this album back at retail. And while we're on the subject of TTWII, at the risk of sounding like a broken record , when will we get the rest of the VIDEO material that Warner Brothers is sitting on ?
Oh really?... Where's the official "announcement"?
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