Hope Speakers gets a hit!
Monday, October 4, 2004
I have owned several incarnations of this album: The original "Orange" Nipper, the "Black Nipper On The Side" but my by far fave version is the one that Mo-Fi did with Stan Ricker at the lacquer. This album holds a special place in the hearts of all Elvis fans because it was the FIRST one after the TV special and before he hit the concert trail hard for the remainder of his life. To really appreciate how good the vinyl is, listen to the 60's CD box. Yeah, the bass cooks there and the band soundslike it's coming on strong, BUT the vinyl really lets it all come out. I truly believe that if Elvis had dumped Col. Parker at this time, he would be alive now and still cutting great platters. Chips Moman really knew how to get every inch of his band on the tape and this album really proves it. The only way to improve on it? [Chad, get out your licensing machine!] Make a 45 RPM pressing out of it and single side it! Speakers Corner's version is hot, I'm sure, but for my money, Mo-Fi hit good!