MAKE THE WORLD GO AWAY (Captain Marvel Jr - 2001-6) (Released 1998)
1. Review by Oven Egeland
|Undubbed studio and live - 1970
Arlene Calling Elvis
Make The World Go Away (Take 3)
The Next Step Is Love (Unedited master)
Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Las Vegas, Aug. 11 1970 MS)
The Wonder Of You (Las Vegas, Aug. 13 DS)
Funny How Time Slips Away (Undubbed master)
I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water (Unedited master)
Love Letters (Undubbed master)
Don't Cry Daddy/In The Ghetto (Las Vegas, Aug. 13 1970 DS)
Just Pretend (Las Vegas, Aug. 11 1970 MS)
I Really Don't Want To Know (Undubbed master)
When I'm Over You (Take 1)
Faded Love (Take 3)
There Goes My Everything (Las Vegas, Aug. 11 1970 MS)
Make The World Go Away (Las Vegas, Aug. 13 1970 DS)
Twenty Days And Twenty Nights (Las Vegas, Aug. 12 1970 DS)
Faded Love (Undubbed master)
Tomorrow Never Comes (Take 13)
Tomorrow Never Comes (WP ending, take 1)
Content: 3+ Sound: 4+ Artwork: 4+
|Review by Oven Egeland
I must admit that I had doubt about this CD before I got it. Captain Marvel Jr. has yet to impress me for their work. First they released 'Power Of Zhazam', a concert from Boston in 1971. Although this one is not bad, imagine how it could have been if somebody else, like DAE or Luxor had released it. Capt. Marvel Jr. stated that they didn't want to remix it, because they wanted it to be as it was...WHAT A STORY... The fact is that Capt. Marvel Jr. is as good to mix as Spice Girls are to sing.
It is not that CD is bad. No, not at all. The point is that it could and should have been much better. With DAE and Luxor mixing is an art. Sorry, too say this does not account for Capt. Marvel.
The undubbed masters we are presented with here are fair. You can hear that they are taken from acetates, but not too much. However, I don't se the point in releasing 'I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water' and 'Faded Love' (take 3). Both are available on 'The Essential Elvis Vol. 4' (Yes, an official release!) '...Muddy Water' was also on the bootleg Whole Lot-ta Shakin' Goin' On'. The version on that bootleg even runs slightly longer than on 'Make The World...'
The live recordings are dubbed from the videotape/Laserdisc - The Lost Performances. We'll they sound better on my video, that's for sure. The mixing of these songs is really a pain in the ass. All the bass is gone in parts and Elvis is sometimes very sharp in his voice. It's annoying! Listen to 'Just Pretend', and you will follow me.
One good exception though, 'Twenty Days And Twenty Nights' is quite good.
This is in general Elvis material well worth having. It is Elvis at his best, now undubbed. Nothing really new here, but still nice to have.
© Oven Egeland, Elvis In Norway