More Elvis Material Remastered

On the FECC forum a posting was made which will please audiophiles. It appears Sony / BMG has recently DSD remastered some 100+ Elvis tracks from their archives, which have now turned up on several physical and some online-only releases. Below is the ISRC range information the poster has been able to gather: Retail releases: Elvis' Golden Records, Vol. 3: USA820700001 - USA820700012 Elvis' Gold Records, Vol. 4: USA820700014 - USA820700025 Elvis at the Movies: USA820700026 - USA820700046 Online releases (digital downloads on iTunes and others): G.I. Blues: USA820700047 - USA820700055 Girls! Girls! Girls!: USA820700056 - USA820700068 Kissin' Cousins: USA820700069 - USA820700080 Frankie and Johnny: USA820700081 - USA820700092 Spinout: USA820700093 - USA820700102
Source: For Elvis CD Collectors Forum / Updated: Jun 10, 2007 
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mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 13, 2007report abuse
Some of the japan cd's dont have good sound some are too loud and some are too flat, but raised on rock, from ep boulevard,moody blue,elvis today,at madison sqare garden, are great in my oppion!
byebye (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 12, 2007report abuse
I personally thougt the entire Jap cd set sounded a bit harsch, so I got rid of them. These DSD cd´s are in many cases better, compared to earlier cd releases, especially ballads. The uptempo songs seem to loose flesh, and power, wich is explained by Budds focus on voices in his remastering. That´s why I´ve gone back to ORIGINAL vinyl, since they are not messed with. I even recorded several vinyls onto cd, making it both practical but still more natural sounding, compared to any other cd I own. Reason? -Because most cd transfers suffer from dynamic digital compression and messed up digital mastering. Remember, nobody mastered Elvis master tapes in the first place, they got on vinyl from the stamper. And now some wizards takes a 3rd (or later) generation tape, master it (?!) and put it onto a digital cd, wich then is converted to analog sound so you can hear it from your cd player. I look upon original US vinyl pressings as "mini masters" no one messed with, wich I own myself. Put that onto a cd, and you have a better sounding cd, than any cd a retailer can provide. DSD is a transfer from 1st generation tapes BMG own, so they can remaster stuff into eternity without having to wear out the original tapes, but there is no need to remaster really, it is made because earlier poor sounding cd releases, and compared to them they sound better, but unmastered, unmessed vinyl simply sound best in my opinion.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 11, 2007report abuse
I'll take the Japanese CDs of the original albums before any of these over inflated FTD packages with lesser sound. At least then I can get the original album in pristine sound.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 11, 2007report abuse
Enough already. How many times are we going to rip off we Elvis fans with supposedly remastered upon remastered digital sound? I'm done with FTD completely unless something brand spanking new comes from the fifties Elvis recorded and I got 'em all up top this point. In business to make a profit... sure! But this is absolute greed. Thanks, but no thanks.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 11, 2007report abuse
Now im with you on that, when i said something about the Elvis today set from ftd sounding flat,i was told i was crazy,they put all the effort into the new outtakes and do nothing with the original versions ,in fact in some cases the sound is more flat than before,if u wont Elvis today in great sound then get the japan version,i have it and ftd will never come close to that kind of sound they were the first to repair the bad sounding ending of womain without love,it would also be nice to have the same person such as kevan budd do the mastering on these classic albums series and regular ftd's,but it seems many fans just are so greatful to have ftd, they dont mind an inferior product which i dont understand,when i play my elvis today cd it sure isnt the ftd version,as for the gardner song maybe DSD would bring out the brillance of that song! (a joke)
FJE (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 10, 2007report abuse
No Steve, I do not want Petunia in DSD but I sure would have wanted the FTD release of the "Today" album, which turned out to be in awful sound, in DSD and for that matter, all the FTD Classic Series releases. Let's wait and see what "Raised on Rock" will sound like.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 10, 2007report abuse
These recordings are very old. How much of a benefit are we talking here? Is it really worth buying over again all these songs because they have been remastered? They have been remastering tracks since CDs first appeared. When does it end? In 10 years they will have newer technology that will make DSD seem obsolete. You have to draw the line sometimes. My ears are happy with what I have. To be honest I cant tell any improvement on some DSD remasters. Besides do I really need Petunia The Gardners Daughter in DSD?
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 10, 2007report abuse
Wow your not up on things are you! if they put some DSD versions here and there. they get you buy the same songs again and again! lol ill keep what i have!
bastiaanvinke (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 10, 2007report abuse
Shouldn't all of his song be remastered using the DSD method? I think so.

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