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post Feb 14 2013, 04:13 PM
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When browsing my cd collection today I stumbled into this 5 cd set from 1987. Does anyone have more information about it ? How do I know if this is the 1987 UK edition or the German 1990 edition and how rare is this set nowadays.

As you can see from the pictures the set has seen better days (all discs are in good state though), but that's how I bought it a couple of years ago:




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post Feb 14 2013, 09:51 PM
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It was also released as 8 LP set.

For more details go to the site of Keith Flynn.


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http://www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/index.html


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post Feb 14 2013, 09:55 PM
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QUOTE (colonel snow @ Feb 14 2013, 11:51 PM) *
It was also released as 8 LP set.

For more details go to the site of Keith Flynn.


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http://www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/index.html


Can't find anything on Keith's site about this cd set. Do you have a direct link to the page with information ?


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post Feb 15 2013, 11:59 AM
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Indeed it is no longer on the site of Keith Flynn. In both sections (UK vinyl and mainstream releases) is no longer there. I'm 100 % sure it was in the first edition of the discography. For some reason Keith Flynn has updated his discography and errased a few releases.
Perhaps on www.elvisoncd.com you'll find what you're looking for. As far as I know it is no extremely rare. It is for the die-hard fan who wants everything.


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post Feb 15 2013, 12:02 PM
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QUOTE (colonel snow @ Feb 15 2013, 02:59 PM) *
Indeed it is no longer on the site of Keith Flynn. In both sections (UK vinyl and mainstream releases) is no longer there. I'm 100 % sure it was in the first edition of the discography. For some reason Keith Flynn has updated his discography and errased a few releases.
Perhaps on www.elvisoncd.com you'll find what you're looking for. As far as I know it is no extremely rare. It is for the die-hard fan who wants everything.


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Thanks for your reply Henk. I've looked at that site too but didn't found any real info except some standard information.


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post Feb 16 2013, 11:01 AM
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Hi Stefan,
nice Readers Digest CD Box Set.
Do you have also the 84 page Booklet insert?
What picture is on the back of your Booklet?
Is it in English or German?

As you can read on ElvisOnCD ALL CDs were Made in UK.

This Set incl some nice MONO Master Versions, some alternate Take versions + Electronic Reprocessed Versions.

It is COMPLETE different to the USA 4 CD Box version!


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post Feb 16 2013, 11:26 AM
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QUOTE (andy_m @ Feb 16 2013, 01:01 PM) *
Hi Stefan,
nice Readers Digest CD Box Set.
Do you have also the 84 page Booklet insert?
What picture is on the back of your Booklet?
Is it in English or German?

As you can read on ElvisOnCD ALL CDs were Made in UK.

This Set incl some nice MONO Master Versions, some alternate Take versions + Electronic Reprocessed Versions.

It is COMPLETE different to the USA 4 CD Box version!


Hi Andy,

Many thanks for your reply ! No, I don't have the booklet to got with it ... like I said I bought it second hand a few years ago. Is there any way to see if its the UK or German edition besides the booklet ? And is there somewhere a site or something where I read more about those mono/alternate/reprocessed versions, as ElvisOnCD site doesn't give that information.


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post Feb 16 2013, 05:58 PM
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Hi Stefan,

I must check my RD CD Box Set Versions.
Can't remember exactly.

I've got the Track Informations re: this RD Box from the Great BOOK ELVIS ON CD Vol.2 from Peter Baumann. This Book is essential for all Elvis CD collectors.
It lists most of the Rare Track informations like Electronic Stereo, MONO,and Stere and Remixed Versions on var. CD releases.

For Example Anything Thats Part Of You is the alt. Take 2. !
I Gotta Know and Little Sister, Lonely Man, are the MONO Masters.
Such an easy Question is an alt. Take.

Big Boss Man, What'd I say, VIVA LAS VEGAS are the MONO Masters.

Love me Tender and Got a lot o'livin to do, Santa bring my Baby back to me are Electronic Stereo Versions
Promised Land must be the THIS IS ELVIS Version if I am not mistaken.


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QUOTE (andy_m @ Feb 16 2013, 08:58 PM) *
Hi Stefan,

I must check my RD CD Box Set Versions.
Can't remember exactly.

I've got the Track Informations re: this RD Box from the Great BOOK ELVIS ON CD Vol.2 from Peter Baumann. This Book is essential for all Elvis CD collectors.
It lists most of the Rare Track informations like Electronic Stereo, MONO,and Stere and Remixed Versions on var. CD releases.

For Example Anything Thats Part Of You is the alt. Take 2. !
I Gotta Know and Little Sister, Lonely Man, are the MONO Masters.
Such an easy Question is an alt. Take.

Big Boss Man, What'd I say, VIVA LAS VEGAS are the MONO Masters.

Love me Tender and Got a lot o'livin to do, Santa bring my Baby back to me are Electronic Stereo Versions
Promised Land must be the THIS IS ELVIS Version if I am not mistaken.


Again MANY thanks for your reply Andy ! It seems that this release does have some interesting versions. is there, as far as you know, anything still exclusive to this set ?

The book seems worthy of looking out for (IMG:style_emoticons/default/undecided.gif)


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post Feb 17 2013, 02:33 PM
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Wild in the country = stereo while it wasn't released on RCA label in stereo at the time; Easy question = take 4; Promised land = This is Elvis version - edited.


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post Feb 17 2013, 03:45 PM
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QUOTE (colonel snow @ Feb 17 2013, 03:33 PM) *
Wild in the country = stereo while it wasn't released on RCA label in stereo at the time; Easy question = take 4; Promised land = This is Elvis version - edited.


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Thanks Colonel,

Yes its the Harmony Overdub THIS IS ELVIS Version of Promised Land.

Its time for FTD to release it (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cool2.gif)


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post Feb 17 2013, 04:06 PM
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QUOTE (andy_m @ Feb 17 2013, 04:45 PM) *
Thanks Colonel,

Yes its the Harmony Overdub THIS IS ELVIS Version of Promised Land.

Its time for FTD to release it (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cool2.gif)


I wasn't very pleased when FTD released 'Hits Of The 70's', but this 5cd box could be intersting being released by FTD though. Still prefer classic albums from when Elvis was alive and the live stuff first though !

@Henk: Thanks for another piece of info !


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post Feb 17 2013, 07:35 PM
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The tracks were licensed to Readers Digest; another LP with movie tracks titled Elvis in Hollywood was licensed to Everest records. Through the years a lot was licensed to other companies like K-tel / Time-Life / Franklin Mint etc.

I don't think ever a FTD will be released based on that kind of LP's.



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post Feb 17 2013, 07:41 PM
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QUOTE (colonel snow @ Feb 17 2013, 08:35 PM) *
The tracks were licensed to Readers Digest; another LP with movie tracks titled Elvis in Hollywood was licensed to Everest records. Through the years a lot was licensed to other companies like K-tel / Time-Life / Franklin Mint etc.

I don't think ever a FTD will be released based on that kind of LP's.



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By the way nice to see you came back here with some interesting topics.


And thanks again for that information Henk !

Does licensed mean the company (in this case Reader'ss Digest) actually had to pay for those recordings in order to release them ?

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Without doubt they have to pay for it.


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post Feb 19 2013, 07:05 AM
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A damn good boxset
An ex-girlfriend bought it for me one Christmas

Found this ....

http://www.elvisstuff.co.uk/elvisshop/inde...roducts_id=1975

Not bad for 24.99!!!

Keep Rockin' ... Mark (IMG:style_emoticons/default/00000407.gif)


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post Feb 19 2013, 11:48 AM
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Thanks, for that amount ( 28,99) it doesn't seem very rare ... I'm glad to have it though !


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QUOTE (stefan @ Feb 19 2013, 12:48 PM) *
Thanks, for that amount (� 28,99) it doesn't seem very rare ... I'm glad to have it though !


This one is not that Rare. You are right Stefan.

BUT look at THIS ONE (IMG:style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)
THIS is the RAREST in existence! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/notworthy2.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/notworthy.gif)

www.elvisoncd.com/EIGENECD_a-z/collections/readersdigest/greatesthits.htm



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