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Re: Poor, pathetic Sony
Sony will not be happy until they've changed the sound of Elvis' recordings completely - just to rake in more money! When they first released overdubs of the songs "A Little Less Conversation" and "Rubberneckin' as singles, they claimed that the sound was being updated to sound more contemporary in order to get younger fans to appreciate Elvis' music. This didn't make any sense at all because the finished product in both cases didn't sound anything like an Elvis record by the time they were done with them! These songs ended up sounding like most of the crap that kids are listening to today, but they ended up being big sellers, which in this case, is a complete shame! In my opinion, the record company is lying to the public if the kids that buy these records think this is what an Elvis record sounds like! Elvis' records had a unique sound all their own, and now the record companies are going to de-face these recordings just to make more money, which I think is an insult to the artist. If the kids today don't appreciate Elvis' music the way it was originally recorded, then let them listen to the crap that they always listen to. There's nothing wrong with overdubbing a recording, as long as it stays true to the sound the artist and engineers originally intended. On "Elvis-The New Recordings", the overdubs were not overdone, and the recordings remain true to Elvis' original sound.
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