about those electronically reprocessed stereo albums

WHAT IS ELECTRONICALLY REPROCESSED STEREO and why do so many Elvis fans hate it? What is rechanneled stereo and Duophonic stereo and why does everyone else hate them? Before addressing these questions, I want to mention a few things about stereo records. Most people, including music historians and record collectors, simply take stereo for granted—but it has a lengthy and interesting past. In 1957, the stereo long-playing album was introduced to the marketplace by a pair of small independent record companies. In 1958, most of the major companies followed with their own stereo releases. By 1959, the new format was… Continue Reading about those electronically reprocessed stereo albums

from nashville to memphis with heaven in between

THE FIRST DELUXE ELVIS boxed compact-disc set was KING OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL – THE COMPLETE 50’s MASTERS, issued in 1992 to great fanfare. It contained five discs that featured the complete studio recordings of Presley from 1954-1958. More than 100 recordings in genuine, honesttagawd mono seemed like a gift from Heaven! The set also included an informative booklet with an accurate sessionography and an intelligent biographical essay. It was well received by critics and fans and an immediate hit with disc-buyers, quickly moving millions of units around the world. 1 But you’d never know that by its ranking on… Continue Reading from nashville to memphis with heaven in between

“if I can dream” album sales passes million mark in the uk

EVERY FEW YEARS the folks in charge of Elvis Presley’s recordings either get it right or just get lucky with their handling of the archival material. The big one was 30 #1 HITS, which hit #1 on the Billboard LP chart in 2002. It sold over 5,000,000 units in the US and at least that many more worldwide, making it one of the best-selling Elvis Presley albums ever released! It would be stretching things a bit to say that there is a resurgence of interest in Presley. Nonetheless, there have been five other compilation albums that have been released in the US… Continue Reading “if I can dream” album sales passes million mark in the uk