Arcade Elvis 40 Greatest

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Re: Arcade Elvis 40 Greatest

Postby John » Sun May 24, 2020 12:15 pm

Colin B wrote:
Ben wrote:You two are cheering me up. I can't wait for my turn.
John wrote:You've got another 40 years before you can accumulate the types of stories Colin and I have.
Maybe we should have a kind of behind closed doors section for tales about our exes.
You never know, they might be looking in.


Ha ha ha !

They might even be members posting under aliases !

Not my ex. She'd be arguing with everyone by now and throwing worthless opinions around.

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Re: Arcade Elvis 40 Greatest

Postby TonyS » Sun May 24, 2020 12:17 pm

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Re: Arcade Elvis 40 Greatest

Postby Mojo Filter » Sun May 24, 2020 12:56 pm

TonyS wrote:IMG_8005.JPG
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Hey, that's Colin's gag. :lol: ;)
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Re: Arcade Elvis 40 Greatest

Postby Mister Moon » Sun May 24, 2020 1:12 pm

Mister Moon wrote:I used to have the one with the big Steve Allen show photo. I may have sold it at some point, I don't remember.

I liked looking at that sleeve and trying to identify all the small photos. If I'm not mistaken, all of them were taken from "Legendary Performer" booklets.


By the way, the Spanish issue was not pink vinyl, but black vinyl.

Really, this compilation was the 32 tracks on "Elvis Forever" plus eight more, right ?

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Re: Arcade Elvis 40 Greatest

Postby John » Sun May 24, 2020 1:20 pm

Mojo Filter wrote:
TonyS wrote:IMG_8005.JPG
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Hey, that's Colin's gag. :lol: ;)

He's probably having a lie in. His carer forgot to wake him.

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Re: Arcade Elvis 40 Greatest

Postby Colin B » Sun May 24, 2020 2:02 pm

TonyS wrote:IMG_8005.JPG
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Mojo Filter wrote:Hey, that's Colin's gag. :lol: ;)


It's OK - it's not copyrighted...

...half-hearted pale imitations of the real thing are permitted...
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Re: Arcade Elvis 40 Greatest

Postby Mojo Filter » Sun May 24, 2020 2:07 pm

Colin B wrote:
TonyS wrote:IMG_8005.JPG
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Mojo Filter wrote:Hey, that's Colin's gag. :lol: ;)


It's OK - it's not copyrighted...

...half-hearted pale imitations of the real thing are permitted...

Did your carer wake you up and alert you to this post..."hey, Colin babe! Some cheeky bugger is using your gag".
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Re: Arcade Elvis 40 Greatest

Postby Colin B » Sun May 24, 2020 11:17 pm

Mojo Filter wrote:Did your carer wake you up and alert you to this post..."hey, Colin babe! Some cheeky bugger is using your gag".


No, she knows better than that...

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Re: Arcade Elvis 40 Greatest

Postby The Warder » Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:45 pm

TonyS wrote:If you were around in the mid to late 1970's it was hard to miss this release.
Here are a few examples.

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Have the common yellow label copy, then earlier blue label. Not managed to source the white label yet, are these from your collection Tony?
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Re: Arcade Elvis 40 Greatest

Postby TonyS » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:19 pm

The Warder wrote:
TonyS wrote:If you were around in the mid to late 1970's it was hard to miss this release.
Here are a few examples.

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Have the common yellow label copy, then earlier blue label. Not managed to source the white label yet, are these from your collection Tony?


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Re: Arcade Elvis 40 Greatest

Postby The Warder » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:16 am

TonyS wrote:
The Warder wrote:
TonyS wrote:If you were around in the mid to late 1970's it was hard to miss this release.
Here are a few examples.

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Have the common yellow label copy, then earlier blue label. Not managed to source the white label yet, are these from your collection Tony?


Yes, everything I post is from my collection unless stated otherwise.

The ‘White Label’ is a good find, I remember it being advertised on TV at the time. I still have that first copy I bought at the time :D
Unfortunately not ‘White’ pressing :(
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Re: Arcade Elvis 40 Greatest

Postby TonyS » Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:15 am

The Warder wrote:
TonyS wrote:
The Warder wrote:
TonyS wrote:If you were around in the mid to late 1970's it was hard to miss this release.
Here are a few examples.

image.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpeg

Have the common yellow label copy, then earlier blue label. Not managed to source the white label yet, are these from your collection Tony?


Yes, everything I post is from my collection unless stated otherwise.

The ‘White Label’ is a good find, I remember it being advertised on TV at the time. I still have that first copy I bought at the time :D
Unfortunately not ‘White’ pressing :(


I have a feeling that the white label was just a mistake, maybe the coloured ink ran out when printing the labels and they just decided to use them anyway?
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Re: Arcade Elvis 40 Greatest

Postby TonyS » Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:45 pm

Colin B wrote:The original Arcade release was in October, 1974......RCA finally got round to issuing it themselves in 1978, but despite the pink vinyl, the cream of the sales had already been used up, & it stalled at No.40.

Technically there's more to the story.
The license that ARCADE had from RCA expired before Elvis died, and they declined to renew it.
When Elvis died they realised they'd made a mistake, but by then RCA had decided they were going to reissue it themselves, hence the 1978 RCA RE-issue.
They also issued a pink cassette version too.
I already posted it elsewhere on the forum, but I think it's worth inclusion here too.
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Re: Arcade Elvis 40 Greatest

Postby TonyS » Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:20 pm

I've just been accesing some old photos from my personal archive for someone and came across this.
It's Elvis' 40 Greatest UK award looking worse for wear on dispaly at Graceland.
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Re: Arcade Elvis 40 Greatest

Postby skabillyrebels » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:37 am

TonyS wrote:I've just been accesing some old photos from my personal archive for someone and came across this.
It's Elvis' 40 Greatest UK award looking worse for wear on dispaly at Graceland.
worse for wear at graceland.jpg



There letting it go like that because it will be FTDs next Vinyl release. :lol: :lol: :)
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