Exceptional is only one word to describe this new release of Victrola. The fortune to find documents, acetates and previously released recordings made it possible to realize this album in a very good quality. We received help from the Gravelroad team. Again thank you Without you guys it wouldn’t be the same..
Some tracks weren’t impressive but still a rare find.Great sample is the stereo version of Moody Blue from Joan Deary. The only versions released are sounding mono and what a thrill is the last minute of the song…Did had that feeling too when you heard it, that the song shouldn’t end.. Other tracks are for sure just as exciting.
When you listen to the concept of the album Our Memories Volume 3. You’ll notice that all tracks have carefully been chosen by Deary.
By lyrics and sound , when a guitar is carrying the song the next track is still there but a little different. All vocals are equal in sound. Just listen to a normal release of 1970 and play something from the studio recording in 1976….. a different sound of the voice.
Clearly they were busy mixing the tracks together to create an album. Because of the pureness of the recordings and some lacking of overdubbs it worked very well.
The extra tracks are there to complete the loose ends.
It gives a very nice inside view on the production process. We are aware that some tracks might be out before but still in this way it is an experience just because it's a real album production and not a compilation of songs.
The Our Memories of Elvis series and Guitar man in 1981 by Felton Jarvis are in many ways the last real albums produced by the original engineers. Yes they are reworked songs but it was a serious attempt to create an Album in the same way as if Elvis would be personally involved ! That’s the major difference compared to the regular new releases.
We are fortunate to have some documentation and acetates available. We have 80% of the facts and when putting it together the pieces fitted precisely .
Also the track listing was a big surprise, all tracks fall in prefect order as was shown on the mock up of Our memories of Elvis volume 3.
Enjoy Our memories of Elvis Volume 3, “Unfinished Business”.
It’s the last real studio album ever made but never finished.
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