He Touched Me Re-released?

The Japanese Elvis site mentions "He Touched Me" by BMG with a release date of March 1, 2005. More info when we have it.
Source: Elvis World Japan / Updated: Dec 8, 2004 
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Carl (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 12, 2004report abuse
This was a really good gospel album that came out in 1972. It is great to get the original album on CD. I have it on cassette. I agree with what was said about Elvis not having an RIAA Diamond award. The 1957 Christmas album is close. RCA didn't market it correctly. They kept changing the cover and album artwork and even issued several Camden versions with Elvis wearing a racing car jacket on the cover and deleting some songs and putting on others. RCA ruined a classic Elvis album. That is one of Elvis' best studio albums. The other great studio album is HOW GREAT THOU ART.
Why doesn't RCA/BMG/SONY-BMG re-release all the Elvis albums? I think they believe they are crap albums, which proves my point, RCA released pure crap and RCA knows it.
So who is kidding whom here? I mean, would EMI delete SGT. PEPPER? ABBEY ROAD? Would Capitol delete DARK SIDE OF THE MOON?
I think RCA and now BMG-SONY believe that the RCA albums were crap. All of them. This is why we get zillions of compilations and Elvis becomes a joke because the same songs are released a million times over again.
But I disagree. I think the way to re-release the original albums is to release bonus tracks. The ELVIS PRESLEY album from 1956 is a spectacular album. In 1999 BMG rereleased it with bonus tracks be they mixed up all the songs. Why? Also, they put a song on there from a March session.
But I think the problem is that RCA/BMG never got it about albums. They saw albums as just another greedy gimmick to scalp the stupid fans. Just put some rejected slop onto a disc and sell it to the dumb fans.
But an album is an artistic whole, a creation. You cannot just cut and butcher it up and delete it! Imagine deleting KINDA BLUE by Miles Davis or TIME OUT by Dave Brubeck. It is madness. I mean RCA and BMG don't have a clue.
Granted they believe the COMPILATION concept works best for Elvis and that it is a strategy that is a brilliant one. But I for one disagree. I think you can get sick and disgusted of compilations after a while. It becomes kinda like overkill.
The thing is you have to have balance. I think the BMG boxes of the 1990s were brilliant but this was because BMG just collected all the sessions chronologically and didn't have much chance to screw with the product. It was brilliant because BMG just released everything Elvis recorded in order. But I think BMG got the wrong idea. They went crazy over compilations. I think you need a good compilation once in a while but in the interval you should have the original releases. Come on, BMG. The original Elvis studio albums were NOT crap, but integral works of art. Get with it!
Mike dk (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 11, 2004report abuse
This is great news ! I hope that eventually they will release ALL of Elvis' albums on CD (with DSD sound). I have Ultimate Gospel and the 71' gospel songs sound just great in this DSD sound - I want all of Elvis' album released this way.
FTD2005 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 10, 2004report abuse
lets just stop the rehash,it's just a waste of corporate cash and we pay in the end...EnOuGh! Is eNoUgH!
Jon Carpenter (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 9, 2004report abuse
Yes, it was ElvisĀ“s second Grammy award (for Best Inspirational Performance). But I totally disagree, I do not want to see BMG re-releasing Elvis albums, that should be in the hands of FTD!!! In the same size as the soundtrack albums (and Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis), as well as with the orginial front and back - and of course booklet with it (which is missing in the general releases at FTD!)
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 9, 2004report abuse
He Touched Me is a super Brilliant album. Elvis sang his heart out with so much feeling. Did it won a Grammy Award or just only nominated?
leannrimesfreak (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 9, 2004report abuse
bmg/rca/sony should re-release more Elvis Albums.
with bmg/rca/song deleting albums all the time it's no wonder Elvis doesn't have a Daimond award.

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