Ernst J interview with EIN about From E in Memphis
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Recently EIN ran a 7,000 word review on the 'From Elvis In Memphis' 2009 Sony Legacy release. At last Elvis' powerful, creative musical statement had been given the respect that it was due. This is the Elvis album that should stand on hallowed ground along with the all-time classics of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd etc..
Ernst Jorgensen was the producer of this special release
It was great to get the chance to question Ernst about the finer details of the new 'From Elvis In Memphis' and his thoughts....
EIN: ‘From Elvis In Memphis’ is such a classic album I was always disappointed that it has never had a greater impact with the general public. Like The Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ from the same year, surely it should be an album that everyone owns or at least knows about?
Ernst: It’s hard to disagree – I share the frustration and feel the same way about ELVIS IS BACK
EIN: Chips Moman has stated that he "only considered releasing one album of songs at the time and that the weaker tracks were never supposed to have been issued". Have you ever discussed this with him and what do you feel?
Ernst: Yes, I had the privilege of spending a whole day with Chips back in the early 90s. And you are right, he only wanted one album to come out of this. However, that would never have been his decision to make – RCA just hired him. The ironic thing, for me, is that many of my favourite cuts were exactly the recordings Chips didn’t care for. He wanted modern songs, not old country, pop and blues songs,
EIN: Don’t you think that the unfinished studio version of ‘Hey Jude’ is an example of diluting Elvis’ great legacy - and a song that should have stayed unreleased? Didn’t you consider the idea of leaving it off this new compilation?
Ernst: Yes, there was a discussion on whether to include the songs that weren’t on the albums and not on the singles. I actually like "Hey Jude" – mainly for the sound and the sound of Elvis’ voice. It’s definitely not among my Beatles favourites.
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http://www.elvisinfonet.com/interview_e ... mphis.html
Re: Ernst J interview with EIN about From E in Memphis
Fabulous album..............love it
"NO-ONE, BUT NO-ONE,IS HIS EQUAL, OR EVER WILL BE. HE WAS, AND IS SUPREME".