Saturday, January 10, 2015

Elvis - The New Recordings (Import news)

Elvis - The New Recordings (Import news)

Elvis - The New Recordings. This contains 26 public domain songs with new overdubs produced by Larry Jordan (VoiceMasters). Due for release on February 26.
From the publishers: This is unlike any other CD available! ELVIS: THE NEW RECORDINGS (an import) consists of 26 NEW (2015) overdubs of some of Mr. Presley's best tracks — both well-known and obscure. Produced by Larry Jordan of VoiceMasters fame (who has done overdubs on stars ranging from Patsy Cline to Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney and Jim Reeves — the latter of whom had a #1 this past summer in Europe from one of Jordan's overdubs) —the new Elvis offering features stunning sound quality and top musicianship. 

"The King" may not have invented rock 'n' roll but he was its leading proponent. But he could also sing a quiet, tender love song and do so with great warmth and sensitivity. Unfortunately, on a lot of his masters, his voice is at least partially obscured by overwhelmingly loud (and sometimes off-key) background vocals and/or superfluous instrumentation, that were typical of the era in which he made his records. 

So VoiceMasters used the tools of the digital age to strip down some of Elvis's tracks to the bare essentials. His voice was remastered to bring out his purity of tone, overly loud vocal backings were subdued or eliminated entirely, and some of the original accompaniment that distracted from his singing was dispensed with. His voice was brought forward so you can hear him more clearly. 

Then, the producer recruited some world-class musicians — including alumni of the Atlanta jazz scene, current members of the Grand Ole Opry band in Nashville, and others — to help update Elvis's songs with tasteful new backings to showcase him to best advantage. These selections now sound amazingly fresh, beautiful and vibrant — as if Elvis just recorded them today! 

This unique new CD also includes rare photos of Elvis plus a fascinating, 8 page booklet of little-known facts about this unforgettable artist, plus detailed liner notes on each song. It's a keepsake you will treasure for years to come!

Click here: Sample

Track list:

So Glad You´re Mine - She´s Not You - Good Luck Charm - Fame And Fortune - Reconsider Baby - Stuck On You - I Gotta Know - The Girl Of My Best Friend - Just Tell Her Im Said Hello - Fever - Island Of Love - Wild In The Country - Can´t Help Falling In Love - Judy - I Will Be Home Again - Soldier Boy - Love Me Tender - Anything That´s Part Of You - Starting Today - Home Is Where The Heart Is - Gently - Something Blue - It´s A Sin - Just For Old Time´s Sake - Mansion Over The Hilltop - In My Way

Source: Good Music Store


  1. Looks like a nice one. Thanks for the info Albert

  2. It's Sooo Wrong Re Mixing Adding New Music To Perfect Music By Elvis Would You Paint Over The Mona Lisa No - I've Had My Say Hope You All Have A Lovely New Year And Keep On Rockin'

  3. I REALLY don't like this one - and it hardly qualifies as "new recordings". All they've done is remove the channel containing The Jords... left the channel with the original backing and then overdubbed new background vocals and the odd extra instrument. And badly at that!

    Odd that they criticize the "and sometimes off-key background vocals" but are quite prepared to leave in the fluffed sax part that THEY overdubbed!

    And their claim that "it is well documented that Elvis himself complained about the way RCA mixed some of his records, and FELT THEY COVERED UP HIS VOICE TOO MUCH." is just so wrong!!!!

    Bad release. Stick to buying the original and best...

  4. Wow, just listened to the sample on the Aussie site and gotta say... RCA was less prone to cover his vocals than VoiceMasters! These songs were off key before? REALLY?! The description is cut and pasted from every VM release. It is a better release than some of the horrible other attempts at improving Elvis.One weird thing that creeps me out is the soundspace of multidimensional rooms overlapping. Here you have Elvis with a bit more echo than normal, and over here you have strings recorded in one room with a very different ambience, brass in another, all slapped together on top of each other, giving that disconsonant nausea from falling-through-a-wormhole-in-time feeling Mixed down to mono might not be so bad, but this grates a little like a child scratching blackboard slate. Worse on some; not as noticeable on others. 'nother thing. If you care to know it, VM releases on burned CD-R now but does not mention it on site or in any ad material. If you buy be sure to back it up before the medium goes bad. Some songs individually may get an upvote over arguable improvement. As a whole it is passable but nothing earthshaking.

  5. I just listened to the samples......and I think they are okay.....nothing spectacular.
    For the "purist" amoungst us.....don't buy....
    For other collectors, give it a try....
    I've ordered this I can not give a fair opinion yet.
    I think that all the songs are "public domain" songs......the "rights" to all these songs expire after 50 years (correct me if I'm wrong) that means that everybody can do whatever they want with these songs.
    (see all the low budget Louisiana Hayride releases the last few years..)
    Anyway.....still looking forward to get this one... :)
    Thanks Albert for posting this link :)

  6. thank you! any idea where i can get this? would be great! tcb!


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