150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

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This is a list of the top 150 worldwide best-selling music artists of all time. The measure is the total number of singles and albums sold world-widep, this info comes from the IFIP at the end of 2007. Michael Jackson is #2 with 350 million sold.

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King Elvis

Sydney, Australia

#10064 Feb 8, 2013
octo wrote:
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I didn't really pay attention to the details of the artwork.
The audience is so good that it really doesn't matter.
At least the pics were taken at the MSG engagements.
Maybe, they knew it because it was sold with "Double Chicago"
My copy of the MSG show was packaged along with the 1977 concerts.
But wait until you hear it.
Good as it gets sound and an amazing performance.
I'm picky about details too but I can hardly complain.
It is an incredible sounding release.
Okay, so I played Left A Good Job In The City.

Excellent show indeed, but I was disappointed by the sound quality. I'd give it 6/10 at best. For all the rave reviews about the sound, I didn't think it lived up to expectations. Sounds lousy on headphones, but okay on speakers. Sorry, but can't agree with you on "good as it gets sound"; there are much better audience tapes out there.

Still, a brilliant show.

Also played Midnight Delight, another great show, nice to hear the whole thing. I played the August 19 1975 DS again after what you said, but it's also a good show.

Picked up Chicago Double Strike this morning at a store in Sydney. Again, disappointing sound, especially seeing as both shows were recorded in great quality (three tracks were featured on the Final Curtain boxed set, and the sound on those was perfect).
King Elvis

Sydney, Australia

#10065 Feb 8, 2013
And yeah, I'm picky about packaging, so the Good Job CD leaves me cold.

How on earth could they use pics from the other MSG shows on the CD itself and the back cover; and the ticket from June 11 was annoying.

There are plenty of pics available from the June 9th show, they should have been the main focus.

I hate typos on bootleg releases as well; there's no excuses for those!

Since: Jan 10

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#10066 Feb 8, 2013
Bubba wrote:
http://search.yahoo.com/search ;_ylt=Am5g282QXE.RFl7nxglrENSb vZx4?p=George+Harrison+photos &toggle=1&cop=mss& ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-701 There you go Jim.
Ok I'm going do George Harrison at his most hippy with long hair and beard. I just draw a little at a time when I feel like it but he'll be my next drawing.

Since: Jun 12

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#10067 Feb 8, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
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Okay, so I played Left A Good Job In The City.
Excellent show indeed, but I was disappointed by the sound quality. I'd give it 6/10 at best. For all the rave reviews about the sound, I didn't think it lived up to expectations. Sounds lousy on headphones, but okay on speakers. Sorry, but can't agree with you on "good as it gets sound"; there are much better audience tapes out there.
Still, a brilliant show.
Also played Midnight Delight, another great show, nice to hear the whole thing. I played the August 19 1975 DS again after what you said, but it's also a good show.
Picked up Chicago Double Strike this morning at a store in Sydney. Again, disappointing sound, especially seeing as both shows were recorded in great quality (three tracks were featured on the Final Curtain boxed set, and the sound on those was perfect).
Very interesting opinion on "Left A Good Job In The City"

However, I really can't complain about the sound quality.

And you are right, the show is brilliant.

I have the most of the canceled engagement.

I might consider getting "Midnight Delight" for the full show.

The "Double Chicago" was somewhat disappointing, I'll admit.

The older copies are still from a superior source.

But I played them and the MSG concert impressed me the most.

I even played it in the car and it sounded like a soundboard to me.

I know I've collected great sounding audience recordings and bad.

I would rate MSG quite high but that is me.

Elvis was clear and the music was strong in balance.

I was surprised that you criticized it.

It was well worth getting if you ignore the artwork details.

I hate when bootleggers get dates wrong or get the photos wrong.

If they had an Aloha picture on the cover, I'd complain.

Or a really noisy audience that cuts out in middle of songs.

The MSG June 9th 1972 was way better than my older source.

Since: Jan 10

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#10068 Feb 8, 2013
Did you guys get The Final Curtain with the dvd's and cd's of 1977? If you did what did you think ?
Bubba

Seattle, WA

#10069 Feb 8, 2013
jim - wrote:
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Ok I'm going do George Harrison at his most hippy with long hair and beard. I just draw a little at a time when I feel like it but he'll be my next drawing.
Cool show us when it's done.Your other drawings are really good.

Since: Jun 12

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#10070 Feb 8, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
And yeah, I'm picky about packaging, so the Good Job CD leaves me cold.
How on earth could they use pics from the other MSG shows on the CD itself and the back cover; and the ticket from June 11 was annoying.
There are plenty of pics available from the June 9th show, they should have been the main focus.
I hate typos on bootleg releases as well; there's no excuses for those!
I can tell if a bootlegger gets lazy or doesn't care about Elvis.

I've even started to read Elvis books like that.

I think the writer wrote that "Heartbreak Hotel" was on "Elvis" (56)

Garbage.

I donated the book to a library without finishing it.

I don't put up with such careless research.

Since: Jan 10

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#10071 Feb 8, 2013
I'll try to get it done before end of Feb. but it might be March but I'll post it on this thread.

Since: Jun 12

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#10072 Feb 8, 2013
jim - wrote:
Did you guys get The Final Curtain with the dvd's and cd's of 1977? If you did what did you think ?
I have an earlier release on DVD of the final concerts.

It even has news footage from when Elvis died.

I listened to Indy 6-26-77 from The Final Curtain.

It sounded like someone tried to remaster it, bring the sound up.

But there is only so much they could do to make it better.
chris

United States

#10073 Feb 9, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
I have an earlier release on DVD of the final concerts.
It even has news footage from when Elvis died.
I listened to Indy 6-26-77 from The Final Curtain.
It sounded like someone tried to remaster it, bring the sound up.
But there is only so much they could do to make it better.
Just curious, was that the last recorded concert before Elvis died. Which, by the way, was a moment I will never forget. I was only a kid, 8 at the time, but I remember when Elvis died like it was yesterday.

“Just havin' a little fun!”

Since: Apr 10

Hollywood, CA

#10074 Feb 9, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>Cool show us when it's done.Your other drawings are really good.
I agree, Bubba - my good friend, Jimmy D is a great artist and musician!

Since: Jun 12

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#10075 Feb 10, 2013
chris wrote:
<quoted text>Just curious, was that the last recorded concert before Elvis died. Which, by the way, was a moment I will never forget. I was only a kid, 8 at the time, but I remember when Elvis died like it was yesterday.
The very last concert was in Indy a week after the CBS Special.

It is a classic bootleg originally called, "The Last Farewell"

It is a great concert with Larrie London.

Since: Jun 12

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#10076 Feb 10, 2013
Larrie London was a great drummer that inspired EP.

Since: Jun 12

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#10077 Feb 10, 2013
chris wrote:
<quoted text>Just curious, was that the last recorded concert before Elvis died. Which, by the way, was a moment I will never forget. I was only a kid, 8 at the time, but I remember when Elvis died like it was yesterday.
Despite the media stories of Elvis during his last years...

They seem to still focus on the 1977 CBS Special.

However, that was Elvis with the lights turned on for the camera.

It was not the normal Elvis concert but Elvis nervous and uncertain.

There were many great rock n roll concerts in 1977 and Elvis rocked.

That is why the bootlegs are important.

You can hear what Elvis did night by night.
chris

United States

#10078 Feb 10, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
Despite the media stories of Elvis during his last years...
They seem to still focus on the 1977 CBS Special.
However, that was Elvis with the lights turned on for the camera.
It was not the normal Elvis concert but Elvis nervous and uncertain.
There were many great rock n roll concerts in 1977 and Elvis rocked.
That is why the bootlegs are important.
You can hear what Elvis did night by night.
I know you've mentioned before that Elvis liked to change it up & do different songs that he never recorded in the studio. I'm guessing that when he was being taped or filmed, for a TV special or a live album, he felt compelled or obligated to stick to the hits. That is pretty cool that his very last concert was actually recorded.

Since: Jun 12

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#10079 Feb 10, 2013
chris wrote:
<quoted text>I know you've mentioned before that Elvis liked to change it up & do different songs that he never recorded in the studio. I'm guessing that when he was being taped or filmed, for a TV special or a live album, he felt compelled or obligated to stick to the hits. That is pretty cool that his very last concert was actually recorded.
It was taped from the audience and even has filmed footage from fans.

I remember hearing the bootleg for the very first time.

Elvis had even lost a little weight from the week before.

The last concert was great and Elvis never sounded better.

Of course, Vernon was filmed at the end of the CBS Special.

He said it was Elvis's last concert but it was not.

Elvis still was on the road after the CBS Special was shot.

It was broadcast in October, 1977 after Elvis's death.

Omaha and Rapid City were not Elvis's better performances.

1977 was strange because Elvis was no longer playing Las Vegas.

He was also down to playing one concert a night instead of two.

For the most part, Elvis put a little more effort in his 1977 set.

Elvis fans were probably disappointed by his weight gain.

But that didn't mean that he didn't put on some great shows.
chris

United States

#10080 Feb 10, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
It was taped from the audience and even has filmed footage from fans.
I remember hearing the bootleg for the very first time.
Elvis had even lost a little weight from the week before.
The last concert was great and Elvis never sounded better.
Of course, Vernon was filmed at the end of the CBS Special.
He said it was Elvis's last concert but it was not.
Elvis still was on the road after the CBS Special was shot.
It was broadcast in October, 1977 after Elvis's death.
Omaha and Rapid City were not Elvis's better performances.
1977 was strange because Elvis was no longer playing Las Vegas.
He was also down to playing one concert a night instead of two.
For the most part, Elvis put a little more effort in his 1977 set.
Elvis fans were probably disappointed by his weight gain.
But that didn't mean that he didn't put on some great shows.
I think I'm going to find a copy of that last concert for myself & my mom. She is one of the original Elvis fans, but I don't think she knows that his very last concert was recorded.

Since: Jun 12

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#10081 Feb 10, 2013
chris wrote:
<quoted text>I think I'm going to find a copy of that last concert for myself & my mom. She is one of the original Elvis fans, but I don't think she knows that his very last concert was recorded.
The last concert was said to have been recorded on a soundboard.

So far, it hasn't shown up.

The latest boot of it was released on as "The Final Curtain"

But EPE railroaded its release.

Elvis's last concert has a very unusual arena rock sound to me.

Later, Larrie London would play drums on a couple Journey tracks.

He was a great drummer that hit hard and fast. He inspired Elvis.

The last show was rock n roll all the way.
chris

United States

#10082 Feb 11, 2013
So the estate may actually have a quality soundboard recording of his last concert. I wonder why they haven't released it yet. Maybe they're waiting for a special anniversary.

Since: Jun 12

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#10083 Feb 11, 2013
chris wrote:
So the estate may actually have a quality soundboard recording of his last concert. I wonder why they haven't released it yet. Maybe they're waiting for a special anniversary.
I don't think the estate owns the last concert soundboard.

Could be in the hands of a private collector who will not give it up.

Anyway, that is just a rumor that the soundboard was made.

At this point, the audience has captured its history quite nicely.

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