Wallmart Bonus

In the US Wal*Mart is selling "Elvis Christmas" with a bonus track. Each CD has a sticker saying: "Wal*Mart Exclusive! Features the bonus track "Somebody Bigger Than You and I" (unreleased take 12)". This track has previously been released on the Follow That Dream CD "Easter Special".
Source: For Elvis CD Collectors Forum / Updated: Oct 7, 2006 

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JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 16, 2006report abuse
SSR: I'd stick with If Everday Was Like Christmas, too, if they would reissue it with a much needed sound upgrade.
cathyreno (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 11, 2006report abuse
Gentlemen, reading your posts has brought a little chuckle to me thank you all for your tips on this cd but all anyone has to do is look at the selection and realize they have all the songs already all it is it is a different cover haha...And if people want to buy it they will buy it... T C B
qwer (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 10, 2006report abuse
don't buy the junk they throw out there. it's like they drew names out of a hat and put them on a cd. boycott is something that oftens results in positive change, so what's wrong with that?? but there are way more important things in the world right now to boycott. i think too much thought and time is being put into this elvis business, what with all the fanatics that nit-pick this and that and jump all over people who don't agree with them. but if people don't have anything better to do with their lives, then i guess they can spend it obsessing over the cds and dvds and all epe marketing junk and whatever.
see see rider (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 10, 2006report abuse
elvis-atoc: Good point..that is what they should do, but wether or not that happens, time will tell. Until then, I'll stick with my "If everyday Was Like Christmas" collection. Also a heads up to Dixieland Rocks..I didn't even think about the fact that the original Christmas album cover came from the Jailhouse Rock photo sessions, thanks for the reminder.
elvis-aotc (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 10, 2006report abuse
The two perfect Christmas cd's of Elvis are still yet to come. The first one is should be for Elvis fans and the general public. This cd should contain both original Christmas albums from Elvis, including the song "If Every Day Was Like Christmas" with a totall of 24 tracks. All the songs should be newly remastered complete takes, so that you also have the complete take of "Silent Night", without the spoken words of Elvis in the beginning. The second cd should come from the "Follow That Dream" label, This cd should contain all the outtakes from both albums. FTD could also consider to make a special two disc release. The first cd as mentioned earlier with the 24 tracks, the second cd with the outtakes. A bit like the "If Every Day Was Like Christmas" cd, but than better. Nice project would that be, BMG/ Sony (Ernst) can contact me......... (elvis-aotc)
elvis-aotc (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 10, 2006report abuse
Why is "If Every Day Was Like Christmas" not on it ?
ELVIS73 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 10, 2006report abuse
S o im wondering if anyone else feels the same way i do about ELVIS IN CONCERT being released in a dvd format and about the unreleased alternate takes from the elvis christmas catelogue being released instead of theese same old releases in a new cover
PTCJones (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 10, 2006report abuse
The concept of boycotting this release is absurd. This release is not aimed at hardcore fans, but casual buyers to add to their Christmas collections and if die hard fans want this also, then good luck to them. When I criticized the re-release of the Elvis album with a new added cardboard sleeve earlier this year, Greg Nolan said, "I don't see anyone claiming (or BMG) : "you must have this album!" If you bought the upgrade last year, you have it, folks!" and I fail to see how this release is any different.
delnis (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 9, 2006report abuse
Greg Nolan: Right on! . . . . . . . Jerry Nodak: Well, I would admit the "old" part as well, and clearly, as anyone can see by my posts here, I'm not a fanatic, either. Been a fan from the early 60s when I first heard his music, have seen every movie countless times, and was able to see him in concert many times between '70 and '77. I bought the original music, and have made maybe half a dozen purchases (audio/video) during the past 30 years. I bought "EWH" when it was first released, but I won't buy any of the "tell-all" books that are out there floating around in Userville. The entire Elvis image and business have, IMHO, been cheapened beyond repair. Fortunately, I don't let it sway my view of Elvis as an entertainer - (his finest work being "TTWII") - nor as the person I think he could have been without all the moochers mooching off him . . . . . . . Dan The Man: You say that "Boycott is something they do in fanatic countries" - you could NOT be more mistaken about that. Boycotting is a privilege, a right, and moreover, an obligation. Here in America, consumers have all but relinquished their rights to demand the best from major corporations and companies to whom they pay their hard-earned dollars. If you're not happy with a product or service, then you should boycott the company, don't buy the product, don't return to the place of business, whatever, but the point is that consumers DO have rights and should use them appropriately.
ELVIS73 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 9, 2006report abuse
As I've already said this cd is a waist of time and energy BMG/RCA must think we do not realise that theese are the same songs as all the other christmas realses why don,t they realese all of the alternate takes from theese sessons in stead of the same thing over and over with a diffrent cover im sick of it also i think it's time to realese ELVIS IN CONCERT im a remastered form all of the shows from the special complete along with the special i have ot on (dvd boot leg of course the only way to get it as of yet) and i think its a great concert all of the showes ELVIS LOOKS AND SOUNDS GREAT he's full of energy wich was great concidering the time period i want an offical realese in a nice package with a booklet and maybe some liner notes i say it does not matter what his weight was who cares elvis is elvis to me young old thin heavy always will be elvis so EPE lighten up and give us ( ELVIS IN CONCERT) or like i said realese the alternate takes of theese songs
Devon (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 9, 2006report abuse
I have seen all the C.Ds in walmart, wont waste my money on these i have all the songs already!!!!
ELVIS73 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 9, 2006
Invisible because there were too many capitals in the text
ELVIS73 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 9, 2006
Invisible because there were too many capitals in the text
MauriceColgan (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 9, 2006report abuse
Yes I too had the Original "Elvis' Christmas Album" bought it in 1957. A different cover than the American cover:-) I rarely buy the new releases. My collection is large enough. I just like to see people have the opportunity to buy Elvis's beautiful Christmas music. Do you guys know we original Elvis fans in Europe had to wait till the age of video to see the Ed Sullivan etc TV coverage of Elvis in 1956!! Everything comes to those who wait:-)
Dan The Man (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 9, 2006report abuse
Personally I'm not buying everything that has E on it, I buy what i want and that is to be considered a privilege in our world. Boycott is something they do in fanatic countries. I don't have a problem with Elvis cd's on the shelf with something on that i already have, maybe they aren't aimed for me but for some naive ignorant newbe who havent looked to many Elvis messageboards.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 9, 2006report abuse
delnis: I admit to being old (56), but I'm not a fanatic. Fanatics must have everything. Ex: I don't own a single FTD soundboard. Nor a single bootleg.
Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 9, 2006report abuse
Delnis, you're right about "just too many obsessive fans who'll buy ANYTHING Elvis." That sums it up for me. Jerry Nodak wrote:"Boycott this release?? My aren't some Elvis fans getting preachy. I'll decide for myself. Actually, I wasn't going to buy this. But now I just might. My little contribution to BMG's profitable bottom line. Just to make sure the compilations keep flowing." With all due respect and you know we agree a lot but , Jerry, this attitude is part of the very problem. What's wrong with a call for a boycott? I know it will fall on deaf ears, but let's at least shame fans who buy anything that has Elvis on the cover. "Preachy"? With good reason. The catalog is a total joke. Let's face it: Elvis has zero prestige out there these days for *way* too many people, and pumping out one after another compilation is part of the problem. BMG/Sony is doing fine, thank you, and doesn't need our token purchases (quite the opposite) and this sort of mindless fandom is indeed part of the problem.
delnis (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 9, 2006report abuse
And may I add that the image is only further cheapened by selling some special edition CD at . . . Walmart. While I am a fan of unreleased material, and I think that many of the alternate takes were better than the masters, it really is rotten of BMG to release a CD with ONE unreleased take. Can you say: "Being taken to the cleaners"?
delnis (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 9, 2006report abuse
BMG . . . FTD . . . EPE . . . they're all hucksters. Enough with the rehashed compilations, misinformation, and chronologically incorrect photos . . . the marketers are counting on the fanatics, new and old, to buy this stuff. The quality is no longer there, and people are buying into it . . . just too many obsessive fans who'll buy ANYTHING Elvis.
Mystery Rider (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 9, 2006report abuse
Im just trying to get my point across that BMG is using people as suckers and giving us used material over and over, its like that old saying back in the 70's about Richard Nixon, would you buy a used car from that man.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 8, 2006report abuse
I cant wait for the 2007 Christrmas compliation cd. Gee I wonder what songs will be on it?
Dixieland Rock (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 8, 2006report abuse
Also the picture of Elvis from the Camden version cover of "Elvis Christmas Album" was from a scene from the film "Speedway". And that album was a major success. What's the difference of when the photo was taken? That's getting too petty. Since I have the original Christmas Albums and the "If Everyday Was Like Christmas" and "Easter Special", I'll pass on this release.
Dixieland Rock (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 8, 2006report abuse
Also the picture of Elvis from the Camden version cover of "Elvis Christmas Album" was from a scene from the film "Speedway". And that album was a major success. What's the difference of when the photo was taken? That's getting too petty. Since I have the original Christmas Albums and the "If Everyday Was Like Christmas" and "Easter Special", I'll pass on this release.
Dixieland Rock (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 8, 2006report abuse
Good point see see rider. I think people forget or don't realize the original Elvis Christmas Album cover photo was from the Jailhouse Rock photo sessions. And it didn't affect the success of that album.
see see rider (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 8, 2006report abuse
Oh for crying' out loud people..What difference does it make about the photo being an actual Christmas photo or not..or when it was taken. The songs themselves wasn't actually recorded on Christmas or even in December. In fact, the songs on "Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas" album were all recorded in May of '71..in the middle of Summer..a whole seven month's before Christmas. They had to put a Tree up in the studio for Elvis to get him in the mood to record the song's. Case in point...same thing..sheesh.
Mystery Rider (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 8, 2006report abuse
to Dan and Maurice. but if your a fan than you already have this stuff, the more they re-produce this stuff the more money they make, give us something NEW to enjoy except the same repeated music and photos year after year after year. by they way just because its a new disc dosent make it any better than the 500 christmas additions.
MauriceColgan (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 8, 2006report abuse
Yes I was around in 1960 (I was 18) and know the photo is misleading. I also love the music first and foremost. Those attempting to police Elvis's legacy on Elvis message boards are often quite funny:-) The vast majority of people buying the CD will not have a clue about our misgivings.Not that I have many about Elvis's beautiful recordings being sold at Christmas..in any form!
Dan The Man (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 8, 2006report abuse
Is this pic not from dec. 25... damn I'm not having this then, In fact I'll boycott this mother. C'mon guys, maybe there's somebody out there who just dig the music.
Mystery Rider (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 8, 2006report abuse
does anyone notice anything odd about this photo cover? for those of you who were around in 1960 this photo was taken after Elvis discharge from the Army in March of 1960, thus it was not a true Christmas photo and does not belong on an album cover, the tree was left up for return home. So misinformation of the "unreleased song" and maybe its a closer to easter photo.......as the old timers die off all kinds of bull will pulled over the newbees eyes. watch the hair styles, the weight changes they are all the tell tale signs of the year, also what he has on is the same as the press conference he gave after his discharge in the office behind graceland. by the way it is a cool place to see.
PTCJones (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 8, 2006report abuse
Pot calling the kettle black about being "preachy" I think. I am apalled at the misinformation lately. On the description, we are told that these tracks are for the first time on one disc, which has been pointed out on a previous post as untrue. Now we have this unreleased alternate take along with another on the previous genre CD's (R&B, Movies, Live etc). I hope SonyBMG are not going down a dark road.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 8, 2006report abuse
Boycott this release?? My aren't some Elvis fans getting preachy. I'll decide for myself. Actually, I wasn't going to buy this. But now I just might. My little contribution to BMG's profitable bottom line. Just to make sure the compilations keep flowing.
MauriceColgan (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 8, 2006report abuse
I'll not buy it but It will be nice to see it on the shelves along with the Elvis Calenders. All those youngsters gawking at the young Elvis....I've seen them.......... and kinda know what they are thinking :-)
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 8, 2006report abuse
Sorry for the typos,and ill add that the take of for the good times used on 6363 sunset doesnt sound right,it has hiss, however on the love elvis cd they manage to get it right pathertic job indeed!
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 8, 2006report abuse
When i saw the cd,i thought surely it has been released on the collectors label,but what about fans who might pick up this cdmbecause they assume that like the vocer says that the track is unreleased,this is false advertising,the track is on a cd not known to the casual buyer but thats just it, they know that the die hard fan will want all takes,but at same time these fans will most likely know of the collectors cd's and already have it,so id like a reason for the lies,and of course this release is not needed just another example of the 1 step forward 2 steps back approach of this label!
Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 8, 2006report abuse
From what I read on another board, like the phony "unreleased" track found on "Love, Elvis" from a few years ago (actually already available on RCA/BMG's FTD label), this so-called unreleased" track has in fact already been officially issued, no matter what they say. What nonsense...The whole release stinks. There's no reason the can't keep either the original Yule albums in print or at least the better '90s sets, upgraded. Boycott this turkey, please, obsessive collectors.
untamedhawk (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 8, 2006report abuse
Just another prime example of the $15.00 1 new song CD. I think I'll just get the new FORT BAXTER JR.
ELVIS73 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 7, 2006report abuse
honestly i do not under stand why we need another christmas album of all the same songs as the white christmas and if everyday was like christmas albums as well as the christmas peace album they must think we are dumb and that we will buy it just cause it says elvis on it im sorry but im very disapointed in this release why can't they put out more of the unreased takes of theese songs and i like evryone else think they should release elvis in concert in a remastered version maybe all the shows that were recorded together on one dvd or make it a 2 dvd collection just a thought

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