Released in Asia are the double XRCD editions of the “Elvis Viva Las Vegas” soundtrack and the “The Essential Elvis” compilation.
The Extended Resolution Compact Disc (XRCD) from JVC brings the listener higher fidelity and improved audio quality by enhancing the process of mastering and manufacturing compact discs. All of this is done within the current CD standard, so no special CD player or decoding box is needed to hear the benefit of the XRCD.
XR CD ReleasesDecember 26, 2007 | Music Source:Ebay
Lefty wrote on December 26, 2007
I previously purchased two "official" BMG releases from China: An Afternoon In The Garden and Rhythym & Country. Both turned out to be cheap knock-offs of the real McCoy. The XRCD line is most likely a bunch of crap! I'd avoid this like the plague.
FJE wrote on December 26, 2007
One word - Bollocks!
Narek wrote on December 27, 2007
I heard that these xrcd stuff is realy good and you can tell the difference. However I don't get why are they only made in china and why are they SO RARE>
elvis_aotc wrote on December 30, 2007
I do NOT trust these releases and avoid them. I have bad memories with Asian releases.
King Of Music wrote on January 07, 2008
Over the I have bought about 20 HDCD's from china and they were great. So far I bought two XRCD cd's from china, one was FROM ELVIS IN MEMPHIS and The Essential Elvis and now I ordered Elvis Viva Las Vegas, let me tell you, I do not know where china gets the technoloy to produce these cd's in that quality, but the gang at FTD should go to china and take notes, these realeases are AMAZING! The sound just blows me away, it is like being there, standing in the same room as Elvis and his band, when these songs were recorded. I hope they come out with more releases like this. For the rest of you, you don't know what you are missing. This is Elvis at a totally different level, that I think even FTD cannot touch. Don't get me wrong, I have bought almost evey release that FTD put out. But you should give these XRCD a listen, you will not be dissapointed.