All recordings undubbed. 3 panel digipak release.|
Announcement: Revisiting the
"Our Memories Of Elvis" albums (a.k.a. "More of the pure Elvis sounds") from 32
years ago, we came to realize that Joan Deary did have a vision well ahead of
time. Nowadays we're craving for recordings like this.
Unfortunately, at the time most fans didn't understand the concept of these two
albums. These weren't ever intended to be "undubbed recordings".
Both "Our Memories Of Elvis" and "Our Memories Of Elvis - Volume 2" are mainly
the masters which were completely remixed and edited.
Most overdubbed recordings and in a few cases also parts that were recorded at
the original sessions were left out of the mix to get more out of Elvis' voice.
Obviously, in some instances this left gaps in the sound, so the engineer had to
remix it! With these releases, Joan Deary showed that her musical vision was
right… Most songs sound much better in their stripped form.
The main reason for this project was that there were many requests at the time
from fans complaining about the fact that Elvis' voice was buried under the many
instruments and backings. "Can we have a more pure Elvis…" - well, that's what
they got in 1979.
Purists complained that it is tampering with "original" recordings. (Would it
have been okay if it had been done a few years earlier?).
Many forget the purpose of making music… In order to survive as an artist, you
need to go along with your time and the music will stay in the mainstream.
Elvis is an artist who, if treated well, will survive the new eras also.
This release is a must-have and a rare one at the same time. SONY-BMG/FTD
decided that this is not an essential release, simply because it was done in
They focus on the masters "as is", and the undubbed takes. This leaves out these
essential remixes, which are not done anymore with the multi-track recordings.
Only minor adjustments are being made these days, without the intention to redo
the old job for a new / more up-to-date version of a song.
Many lesser-known artists have re-releases with updated sound, why not Elvis,
the King of Music himself!
We seriously remastered these two albums in detail from newly discovered Joan
Deary reference tapes which included an unreleased track, "It's Easy For You",
which was cut out of the Volume 2 because of the total running time - likely
because of the long jam "Don't Think Twice It's All Right."
The song selection is well-chosen within his concept. The slightly longer
silences between the songs give you comfortable time to get into the next song.
The words that can describe this realese are breath-taking, magical, intimate,
perfect … pure Elvis. Brilliantly remastered and no compare to any other release
on vinyl or CD to date! This new release is perfect introduction to a more
personal encounter with Elvis.