New fan/collector needs help!
I am pretty much a brand new Elvis fan, and am having a hell of a time wading through Elvis' discography and figuring out what is essential and what is not!
My main goal right now is to collect everything from the '68 comeback through Moody Blue and In Concert. I have checked out some discographies online and have run into two problems:
1) A lot of the albums (I'm not worrying about singles yet) that came out between '68 and '77 are not currently or have never been in print on CD (ie. "Separate Ways"LP). The discographies I've found don't tell you which compilation CDs have the original vinyl LP tracks (I'm looking for the same exact versions so I can burn CDR copies of the original vinyl LPs).
2) With many of the albums, I can't tell if they are original studio LPs, or simply compilations or rereleases of earlier material. For example, I'm gathering that the 1976 (or '77?) release of "Frankie and Johnny" is just a rerelease of the earlier soundtrack album with a new cover. But I'm not sure, or if it is, might it have one or two new songs? I'm having similar problems figuring out albums like "C'mon Everybody", "I Got Lucky", etc.
Please feel free to e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or reply here if you can help me or point me in the right direction. Thanks!
TCB-World should add a page
Right on the money! It seems like it would be really easy and fast to create a simple web page or site, espcecially since a lot of long time Elvis fans know all of that information off the top of their heads. Maybe someone should create a simple text page (like what Leroy posted above) and convince an Elvis site like TCB-World to give it a permanent home on the web. Speaking from personal experience, new fans could really use that kind of information to help get oriented!