View Full Version : Question about the Elvis In Concert CD
12-21-2005, 05:57 PM
I just bought Memories the 68 comeback special, On Stage remastered and expanded, and Elvis In Concert yesterday,so that brings my collection up to a whopping 8! Lol. Any way my question is on the In Concert CD, some of the tracks have a fuzzy, unclear sound, an they kind of cut in and out. Two examples off the top of my head are See See Rider-the first minute or so is pretty unclear but then it gets better. The second is Can't Help Falling In Love-the whole song just fades in and out. I am wondering if it is my CD or if they are all like this, because since I paid 26 dollars it would be dissapointing if the sound wasn't a little better. Memories and On Stage sound great by the way! Sorry for the long post
12-21-2005, 09:52 PM
The Elvis In Concert CD definitely has inferior sound to the others you named. The others have been released or upgraded more recently, but I think it is also an issue with the original recording and mixing. (The On Stage LP had a much cleaner sound than the EIC album, as a case in point.) And for whatever reason, the second LP / the second half of the CD is not as good as the first.
Hopefully FTD before too long will give this material the treatment it deserves.
12-22-2005, 01:33 AM
Thanks for the reply Lonnie! Glad to know it wasn't just my copy. It kind of bugs me that for 24.99 + tax they wouldn't have a new remastered version out. All well, there is still a lot of good music on it and there is a lot worse ways to spend 26 bucks, so it's okay. Like you said, maybe someday it will get remastered. Thanks Again!
12-22-2005, 06:51 AM
One thing that's strange about EIC is the fact that a lot of the musician's parts were re-recorded later. Is it true that this was due to Felton accidentally erasing some of the parts on the multitrack tape? If any one has any information - please post!
I just know it does not have a natural sound, when compared to the other live albums. It sounds like the music was tacked on later.
Thank God Elvis' voice didn't get erased!
12-22-2005, 07:45 AM
That's what I thought. The CD has a very weird sound to it. Glad to know I'm not going crazy!
12-23-2005, 02:33 AM
They had to re-record a lot because they f***ed up the recordings in Omaha like Elvis has f***ed up his performance. RCA took only Elvis' voice and recored the whole other stuff again and didn't even use Elvis' tourband and original backup singers. That's why it sounds a little bit strange. The only recordings that sound good are the ones from the tv show (or the first LP of the set). It could have been done a lot better!
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