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Re: From Elvis In Memphis cover

Postby AndresVanKujik » Thu Sep 14, 2023 10:05 am

John wrote:
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John wrote:At least they were consistent.

They’ve buggered up his album covers constantly. We should have a parade of them here, including of course HGTA with a Girls Girls Girls publicity shot from 4 years previously.


I feel only 2 Elvis album covers can now be called iconic. The first album and Gold Records Vol 2. The others seemed to have just been as generic and Bland as possible. I've mentioned it before but Raised on Rock is possibly the worst album cover of all time not just Elvis.


I think Aloha From Hawaii, Separate Ways and one or two others are worse.


At least some design effort was done with them. Better than close up movie headshot or live shot on black background.

Elvis Country at least showed some imagination. But I'm not defending them. Rca didn't know how to handle a star like Elvis. They were totally inappropriate to be his record company
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Re: From Elvis In Memphis cover

Postby Mister Moon » Thu Sep 14, 2023 10:14 am

I love the front cover of the second album, too.

And the back cover notes by Chick Crumpacker are a joy to read, no matter how many times you read them.


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Re: From Elvis In Memphis cover

Postby Colin B » Thu Sep 14, 2023 12:46 pm

Mister Moon wrote:I love the front cover of the second album, too. ...


Ah - but the UK or US versions ?

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Re: From Elvis In Memphis cover

Postby AndresVanKujik » Thu Sep 14, 2023 1:27 pm

Mister Moon wrote:Another anachronism is the UK version of "The Wonderful world of Xmas" had, IMHO, a better cover but a 1969 photo on the front! Almost as bad as all the vhs/dvd sleeves which show the wrong movies on the cover!


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The Wonderful World of Christmas - CD Sleeve - 002 - Red.jpg


Is that Elvis pic from 1969 ?

In trying to 'quote' I seem to have messed things up a tad here...
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Re: From Elvis In Memphis cover

Postby Mister Moon » Thu Sep 14, 2023 2:17 pm

Colin B wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:I love the front cover of the second album, too. ...


Ah - but the UK or US versions ?

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Re: From Elvis In Memphis cover

Postby AndresVanKujik » Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:47 pm

Colin B wrote:The Wonderful World of Christmas - CD Sleeve - 002 - Red.jpg

Is that Elvis pic from 1969 ?

In trying to 'quote' I seem to have messed things up a tad here...
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No, this is the UK sleeve for the original release:

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Re: From Elvis In Memphis cover

Postby Colin B » Thu Sep 14, 2023 5:18 pm

AndresVanKujik wrote:You made it look like I quoted myself... I do talk to myself but that's a different story...


My apologies, all fingers & thumbs today.

The 'original' sleeve you've posted is actually the 1979 re-issue.

The 1971 release is the one I posted with the little Xmas drawings.
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Re: From Elvis In Memphis cover

Postby AndresVanKujik » Thu Sep 14, 2023 6:08 pm

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AndresVanKujik wrote:You made it look like I quoted myself... I do talk to myself but that's a different story...


My apologies, all fingers & thumbs today..


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Re: From Elvis In Memphis cover

Postby Mister Moon » Thu Sep 14, 2023 9:58 pm

AndresVanKujik wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:Another anachronism is the UK version of "The Wonderful world of Xmas" had, IMHO, a better cover but a 1969 photo on the front! Almost as bad as all the vhs/dvd sleeves which show the wrong movies on the cover!


Mmm... I did not write that...


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Re: From Elvis In Memphis cover

Postby Colin B » Thu Sep 14, 2023 10:51 pm

Mister Moon wrote:
AndresVanKujik wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:Another anachronism is the UK version of "The Wonderful world of Xmas" had, IMHO, a better cover but a 1969 photo on the front! Almost as bad as all the vhs/dvd sleeves which show the wrong movies on the cover!


Mmm... I did not write that...


I already explained that I messed up trying to allocate the various 'quotes' & it all went tits up...

...sorry...
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Re: From Elvis In Memphis cover

Postby John » Fri Sep 15, 2023 7:00 am

Colin B wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:
AndresVanKujik wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:Another anachronism is the UK version of "The Wonderful world of Xmas" had, IMHO, a better cover but a 1969 photo on the front! Almost as bad as all the vhs/dvd sleeves which show the wrong movies on the cover!


Mmm... I did not write that...


I already explained that I messed up trying to allocate the various 'quotes' & it all went tits up...

...sorry...

Too much birthday cake?


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Re: From Elvis In Memphis cover

Postby Colin B » Fri Sep 15, 2023 8:22 am

Colin B wrote:I already explained that I messed up trying to allocate the various 'quotes' & it all went tits up...
...sorry...
John wrote:Too much birthday cake?


More a case of 'too many candlles on it'...
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Re: From Elvis In Memphis cover

Postby Jak » Sun Sep 17, 2023 10:16 pm

RCA will never be accused of being overly creative when it came to the album art on their Elvis lp’s. Even though the 68 photo might be out of place on FEIM , that photo is embedded in my brain. After so many years I can’t imagine a different cover. At least they used a current and flattering image of him. I guess I always thought it was a pretty cool photo.


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Re: From Elvis In Memphis cover

Postby John » Sun Sep 17, 2023 11:06 pm

Jak wrote:RCA will never be accused of being overly creative when it came to the album art on their Elvis lp’s. Even though the 68 photo might be out of place on FEIM , that photo is embedded in my brain. After so many years I can’t imagine a different cover. At least they used a current and flattering image of him. I guess I always thought it was a pretty cool photo.

It's a cool photo all right, but it has always been and felt wrong to me.


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Re: From Elvis In Memphis cover

Postby elvis-fan » Mon Sep 18, 2023 8:52 pm

It's a shame a quality image isn't available but I've always liked this shot of Elvis for an album cover...
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