I've read that Elvis didn't like the released version of SM when he first heard it on the radio while travelling in his car and was livid. Apparently it wasn't the version which he had agreed should be released and someone, somewhere made the decision to release the now "classic" version.
Has anyone else read this? If this is true has anyone heard the version which Elvis had agrred to release? Thanks.
yeah i read that somewhere. they did lots of versions in the studio and Elvis picked out one that he thought was the best. But they went behind his back and chose a different version of it. So when it came on when he was driving he was indeed livid.
I haven't heard the classic version, but i really would like to. It would be great, seeing as Elvis thought it was the best one.
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I read about this too somewhere, I think it was in the book "Elvis by the Presleys", but I'm not totally sure about this
I don't know which one was the version he agreed to, but I found an Alternate Take of Suspicious Minds on the "Elvis Essential 60s Masters" Boxset. This might be the one he agreed to but I don't know for sure, as it's said that there are many versions of this
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I recall reading that the version that Elvis heard on the radio was the version that fades out and then comes back again at the end. He didn't like that at all. Not sure why...I loved it, but he didn't like that...or so I've heard.
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I also wonder which recording of this song he liked and was his favorite...somebody can help us?
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No, no, if that happened, it wasn?t about which version was released, the take that was released, it was the take choosen in the studio, it had to do with the Fade out-Fade in thing Felton Jarvis added in the end to recreate the slow down-speed up efect that Elvis used when he played it live.
Here?s the link to another thread about a similar topic that was posted recently, it may add something to this one:
Last edited by Raised on Rock; 09-02-2007 at 04:52 PM.
Elvis had no problem with the Take chosen for release.
It was the Mastering of the record that he immediately noticed and had a problem with.
How these false rumors get started I'll never know ...
Thats right.He was not happy with the mix they came up with. Apparently the same problem arose with the entire "Today" album from 1975. The "rough" mixes can be heard on the FTD version .
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Elvis did choose the take that we are all used to hearing. However he was absolutely livid when the producers put his voice above everything else in the mix. This actually happened quite often and was one of many on going battles between Elvis and Colonel Tom. Colonel Tom was selling Elvis and Elvis was selling music. Elvis liked his voice to blend better than what we usually heard.