hey folks i'd like to talk about the sound of nashville recording from 60 to 64.
these 4 track recordings were very high in sound quality and had a very beautifull
ambience echo to them.
to this day songs like "something blue" "it hurts me" "ask me" ... sound very
during the same time elvis's movie recordings(which consisted of some great songs) had a very dry and generally poor sound.
these songs weren't recorded in nashville but in big movie studios.
the sound partitions were awfull, they had elvis in the middle and they
stuffed the entire band on either the left or right channel while the other
channel was virtually not used. it produced a very one sided sound.
even elvis's 70's recording (which were done in 16 tracks) weren't as good
as the early 60's songs from nashville studio b.
i wonder what his songs would have sounded like if they were done in the
what's your opinion?
you make an excellent point and one I don't know if I've been conscious of...
the rich sound from that era IS remarkable. It Hurts Me is one of his finest...
Please Don't Drag That String done at around the same time and also not a movie release is a fine cut as well...
Ironic but he was often at his best when he wasn't even close to rock and roll
The sound of all the early 60's studio B recordings have always impressed me. They had a first class stereo set-up at the time, recording on three-tape. They do have an incredible quality that stands the test of time.
I've always wondered how the mono versions of an album like Elvis Is Back sounded. You only hear the stereo version. I'm guessing the mono was just a fold-down of the stereo mix. :hmm:
it hurts me has always been 1 of my favourites. :cool:
Yes, "It Hurts Me" is one of my all-time favorites also, it is a great song and Elvis just sounds amazing in it.
The movie songs generally to me had a very sterile feel to them. I really like some of the album cuts from his movies but they do definitly have a different sound from his non movie recordings.