Tracks Young Man

Tracks Young Man

There are 28 comments on the Elvis Presley E-zine story from Jun 15, 2011, titled Tracks Young Man. In it, Elvis Presley E-zine reports that:

The recorded legacy of Elvis Presley continues to be discovered by new generations that never saw him or heard him perform live.

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#22 Jun 21, 2011
*pleased
nina

Ottawa, Canada

#23 Jun 21, 2011
octopus brain wrote:
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You are happy with Sony? I don't see much of a difference,....
RCA squandered Elvis' talent when he was alive and they were the same after he died.

I liked the 50's, 60's and 70's master box sets of the 90's and I think BMG tried to do some good sets.

But they never seemed to figure out who they were marketing to - ardent fans or casual buyers

so they tried for both on every release and pleased no one - which didn't stop anyone from buying everything

and that's been part of the problem - Elvis sells

magazines that put Elvis on the cover have a sales jump for that issue

the fans have never demanded quality - so the elitist fans of the Beatles and other people, never gave Elvis any consideration

but, he's too damn good to ignore - and he literally recorded something for everyone - they just need to stop putting that on each release and focus the releases to the different audiences

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#24 Jun 21, 2011
nina wrote:
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RCA squandered Elvis' talent when he was alive and they were the same after he died.
I liked the 50's, 60's and 70's master box sets of the 90's and I think BMG tried to do some good sets.
But they never seemed to figure out who they were marketing to - ardent fans or casual buyers
so they tried for both on every release and pleased no one - which didn't stop anyone from buying everything
and that's been part of the problem - Elvis sells
magazines that put Elvis on the cover have a sales jump for that issue
the fans have never demanded quality - so the elitist fans of the Beatles and other people, never gave Elvis any consideration
but, he's too damn good to ignore - and he literally recorded something for everyone - they just need to stop putting that on each release and focus the releases to the different audiences
It shouldn't be about making the most money, but for art, music.

When Elvis was alive, he at least made the studio albums.

The Col controled the budget camden releases.

"Elvis Sings For Children And Grown Up Too" ??? Stupid Parker.

A lot of dross especially after Elvis passed away which stuck...

Another problem was the many titles replacing the out of print cds.

The Beatles original albums have always remained available.

Therefore, could build sales when Elvis was reissued on new titles.
nina

Canada

#25 Jun 21, 2011
well, when you only record 8 or so albums

your catalog can be consistently the same albums

Elvis recorded enough for over 60 different albums, about half were soundtracks

and that's without concert recordings or compilations

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#26 Jun 21, 2011
nina wrote:
well, when you only record 8 or so albums
your catalog can be consistently the same albums
Elvis recorded enough for over 60 different albums, about half were soundtracks
and that's without concert recordings or compilations
RCA drove up their recording truck to Graceland in 1976...

Elvis simply didn't want to record anymore, but agreed to do so.

The Graceland sessions being his last recordings that produced:

"From Elvis Presley Blvd"
"Moody Blue"

Elvis basically held only one studio session in 1975 for "Today"

RCA used up all of their material Elvis had done in 1973.

It was like Elvis was sick of the fights over the songs & stopped.

He decided to just tour and play his engagements.

With the "Today" album, Elvis limited himself to just 10 songs.

No new studio recording were made in 1974, so RCA needed more.

There seems to be a lot of ignorance out there concerning Elvis.

Some people think Elvis only recorded 8 albums or something.

They have no clue the wealth of material Elvis left behind.

The Beatles albums were mostly concept albums after 1965.

Elvis was just handled differently than most artists were.

Every decade has seen a wealth of titles that are no longer sold.
nina

Canada

#27 Jun 21, 2011
I think Elvis was bored of a lot of things

the movies had disappointed him, recording was a chore

touring was a hassle

yet, too many people relied on him for their income, so he was caught by the money trap and working for everyone but himself.

in 1956, he accounted for half of the total sales of RCA

his movies underwrote art and prestige productions and Tickle Me was made on the cheap to rescue the studio from going under

Elvis paid more taxes than anyone, the US took a major hit in revenue by drafting him

it's no wonder he was burnt out

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#28 Jun 21, 2011
nina wrote:
I think Elvis was bored of a lot of things
the movies had disappointed him, recording was a chore
touring was a hassle
yet, too many people relied on him for their income, so he was caught by the money trap and working for everyone but himself.
in 1956, he accounted for half of the total sales of RCA
his movies underwrote art and prestige productions and Tickle Me was made on the cheap to rescue the studio from going under
Elvis paid more taxes than anyone, the US took a major hit in revenue by drafting him
it's no wonder he was burnt out
Elvis just needed to take some extended time off and enjoy himself.

He needed time to just relax and enjoy his success like anyone.

Elvis loved performing and recording records.

He just had a lot of pressure from Tom Parker and RCA in the 70's.

Elvis really had no where to turn because he was the workhorse.

The fans, the musicians, RCA, Col Parker & others depending on him.

Elvis worked to forget his problems as if they would just go away.

But they never did. He loved being on stage playing for his fans.

You can tell by the many audience recordings how Elvis talked.

It was like his fans were the only thing keeping him going. Love.
nina

Ottawa, Canada

#29 Jun 22, 2011
I think the only place he was happy was on stage

when he could pull himself together

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