Nothing I can do about it except agree with you.
If the fans don't buy it they won't continue to do it. Otherwise BMG is
constantly devising ways to get y'all to pay for the same crap in a
different package over and over again.
He was the ultimate
> entertainer, and would never have accepted pumping out repeat performances
> of the same material, performed the same way, year after year. He needed to
> move forward.
> Cher is another example of how to keep a career alive for decades -- always
> changing with the times but never losing her essence. As the greatest
> entertainer ever, I think Elvis would be able to do just about anything and
> it would sell, but he would always essentially be Elvis.
That's all well and good, but Elvis is gone and his body of work is
finished. He's not around to keep up with the new sounds. If he had
new songs coming out, he could modify them to reflect the new sounds.
To alter his old recordings is to tamper with and bastardize history.
The only parallel I can think of is Liberace, when he would play a
Chopin nocturne, for example. He'd play the piece with all kinds of
embellishments and add an orchestral background. All that, plus his
crazy stage antics took away from Chopin's original simple and
beautiful piece for solo piano. It might have been entertaining for
some people, but he turned the music into something it was never
intended to be. It cheapens the original.
Do you feel the original of ALLC has been cheapened? Just curious.
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> > Yvonne
I don't have strong feelings about that particular remix. It was a
novelty and it was OK. But the gist of the post I was responding to
said that the remixes keep Elvis' career alive and keep him current
with the times. It is my opinion that if they continue to try to keep
Elvis' career alive with a steady stream of remixes, his legacy will be