Preview VinylCD Edition New Elvis Remix

Elvis scores another first. The Re: Version of his classic "Baby Let's Play House" as mixed by the Italian DJ Spankox has been released on the new VinylCD (CD and vinyl in one) format on January 8, 2008.

The remix has already reached the #1 spot on Italy's iTunes and Nielsen Soundscan Top Digital Download Charts.
Source: Elvis Corner / Updated: Jan 12, 2008 

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mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 25, 2008report abuse
While i dont argue that its good to get young ones intersted in Elvis,thats a fine line,becuase if they do want to know more about him,they have to at some time like the originals or it becomes less about elvis and more about the music bulit around him,i for one got into Elvis before any remixes,hect i liked it because its differt, of coruse iv always liked differt types of music!
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 19, 2008report abuse
Steve V is absolutely right. It's a great thing when you can go to club full of young people dancing their arses off to Elvis. Who cares if they've added a drum machine? I can certainly understand why people are uneasy about messing with what are the most important recordings ever made, but you have to face facts and that is that if you played the original Sun sides to todays generation they would all say they are crap. At least the re-mixes provide an opportunity for people to ask the important question of "What else has this Elvis guy done?". The point is that these releases do more to promote Elvis to the masses and also a new generation of people than BMG & EPE and all the fan clubs put together. Why the hell would anyone have a problem with that? Christ, there is nothing wrong with this re-mix, it has clearly been made with respect and does absolutely nothing to damage Elvis's credibility and it can only improve it. I like it, and I'll buy it given the chance. Given the choice between an Elvis re-mix and some sad twat in a jumpsuit claiming to be the "spirit of Elvis" while singing like Deputy Dawg then I'll take the drum and base version of "Old MacDonald" everytime.
Jumpin Jehosaphat (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 19, 2008report abuse
simply awful but thats just my opinion
John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2008report abuse
I think it's great. As do many non fans i know who dont care much for the original. As for whether Elvis would have liked it? From 1971 onwards and for a large part of the 60's he was the most disinterested artist when it came to production, sleeve design. album content there has probably ever been. Go in record 30 odd tracks, most sub-standard or covers, release the three albums over the course of a year - and then watch them hit a high of say 40 on the Billboard chart. - not cool!
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2008report abuse
Exactly, Marty - IT AIN'T THE REAL THING. That's what nobody seems to want to recognize. It ISN'T Elvis, it's somebody messing with his legacy.
marty (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 15, 2008report abuse
I will not get into this argument! The important thing is not if someone should or should not remix Elvis' old recordings, it's if this "new" offering can be considered as Elvis' music. The the is answer is definitely NO. Elvis' had no involvement and he never agreed to any of it. You cannot know how he would feel about it. Someone used his old recording and made something "new" and different in order to make it more "contemporary". It is almost like a "cover version" by another artist. Some may like it, others maybe not. Maybe they did a good job or maybe not. It surely testifies to Elvis' staying power. But it is not HIS music. Elvis' music is what he recorded from 1953 to 1977 and that's it unfortunately. The rest is something "based" on his music but not the REAL thing.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 15, 2008report abuse
No one messed with Elvis' music more than RCA itself. Listen to the original soundtrack LP of Frankie & Johnny, or Double Trouble, etc. Elvis is way upfront and the band is on another island. This was not the way the songs were recorded and this drove Elvis crazy. I'm for quality remixes but of lesser known Elvis songs. I think they can work and bring these little known songs (and Elvis) to a brand new public both young & old. Not a bad thing. And before someone says young people should be able to get into Elvis with his original recordings, let me point out that Elvis is not played on top 40 radio so a young person would have to be tuned into an oldies station to hear the classics. That's not a common practice among 30 & under listeners.
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 15, 2008report abuse
Alright. Presyer, I dare you. Prove it. Do what any fool can do, and show us the result. It is not more complicated to bang a stick on leather, pick on some strings, or shout into a microphone, than it is to use a sequencer on a computer. I'd say quite contrary. But what do I know, you may be right. Cause surely you can do what any fool can? I eagerly await the result.
PRESYER (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 15, 2008report abuse
Harvey Alexander, I 101% agree with you! "Desperate" people is the word! Any fool with a computer can do that and try to take advantage for himself while affecting the original ones and only acceptable ones as recorded by himself the way he wanted it to be done! Period!
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 15, 2008report abuse
One man's junk is another man's gold. And the irony of it all is of course that when Elvis recorded this very track he met pretty much the same attitude and disrespect from the establishment as you now give the new version of the track today. Think about that. What would you think of Elvis had he been a young artist today? Not understanding a certain genre of music doesnt neccesarily mean it's trash.
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 15, 2008report abuse
So your logic is that it's OK for anyone to come along and mess with The King's recordings in any way they want because we'll always have the originals? Sorry, my friend, that just doesn't hold water.
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 15, 2008report abuse
Harvey: I respect that you do not like this new track. I have no problem with that - I am not overly enthusiastic about it myself. But you see - this is irrelevant. The original recording still stands - noone takes it away or replace it with anything, not with this track or anything else. Absolutely no harm is done in any way. Nothing is removed. Nothing has changed. There is just an addition to the wonderful world of music, for those that want to enjoy it. So why the aggression against opinions that differ from yours? Why this hate? Again: Nothing is destroyed! Nothing is gone! The 50-something old recording is there for you to listen to over and over again - for all eternity.
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 15, 2008report abuse
Let's hope so! I'd love to see the clown who did this get his ass sued.
SendToTodd (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 14, 2008report abuse
You re-mix and old song - it becomes a new song, and not within the 50 year threashold. Publishers beware - a class legal action will follow!
jean michel (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 14, 2008report abuse
Hi Brian , this new item is only available from Italy for the moment. Maybe our italian friends could tell us how to get it without having to fly to Roma !
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 14, 2008report abuse
It amazes me that so many 'fans' are so desperate to get our man back in the charts that they'll be happy with any old tat given to them. This remix totally rubbishes the original recording - which Elvis worked on in the studio to get right. And boy, did he ever get it right with 'Baby Let's Play House'! It's a classic. One of his best. But now someone comes along and adds all kinds of electronic crap to it (any fool with a computer can do that - doh!) and 'fans' are saying it's great?There are some desperate people on here, that's for sure.
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 14, 2008report abuse
There have been loads and loads of remixes/samplings/alternative arrangements of Beethoven's music - much more so than with Elvis' music (though... Even Elvis did coverversions of songs already being hits for other artists, so as an Elvis fan one should be careful when discussing this subject). And I do not understand the problem: Nothing gets replaced here, nothing is lost, an original version isnt worth less or in any way take damage if a different artist remake/ remix/ rearrange it for a different audience. Elvis' voice reach out to a wider audience. How bad can that possibly be.
PRESYER (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2008report abuse
They finally did it! Why not change Beethoven's music or Rembrandt's paints, this should be just a really great idea! What's next to that way of doing things? Totally disagree and that's my own opinion and I maintain it!
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2008report abuse
Why oh why is this not being capitalised upon by BMG? While I agree that this re-mix doesn't quite have the edge on ALLC, there isn't agreat deal between them standard wise and I certainly believe that this one has every chance of equalling it's predecessors success. All they have to do is strike while the iron is hot and do not miss this opportunity. So come on BMG/Sony/EPE get your fat lazy arses into gear and give us fans something to smile about this year, 'cause last year was a massive let down.
Elvisnites (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2008report abuse
I for one will be searching for it. Good fresh remix.
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2008report abuse
No remix can beat "A Little Less Conversation", but this new remix is very "danceable" on the dance flooe and the presentation is very interesting too (vinyl and CD on one single disc)
bigboyvince (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2008
Invisible because there was a link/email included
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2008report abuse
Mofoca22 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2008report abuse
man id like to buy that
Brian Quinn (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2008report abuse
Does anyone know where this CD will be released? It is not listed on the HMV or Amazon Websites in the UK.

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