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Too Much Monkey Business,
This review is from: Too Much Monkey Business (Audio CD)
The title would be an accurate way to describe the way some of Elvis' best recordings have been remixed in such a way that left this Elvis fan wishing that he had never heard them!
For anyone to say that any of these remixes are better than the originals would suggest that they have not played the original recordings for some time, some of these coming from the Memphis recording sessions of 1969. Regarded by many to be Elvis' finest studio sessions, giving us probably his two best Albums, From Elvis in Memphis & Back in Memphis. I would say that the main problem with these remixes is the terrible use of a "twangy"
sounding country style Guitar, & even worse ...Electric, synthesised drums used at almost every opportunity giving some of the tracks the feel that they could have been mixed by any of the '80s "Electric" groups using these type of instruments.
In short, stay away from this album & remember the way these great recordings were intended to be heard, by the original producer....& Elvis.
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Initial post: 1 Apr 2014 13:41:50 BDT
Completely agree. This is a terrible album. Long Black Limousine completely killed!
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