I wonder how heavy-handed the "cleanup" will be with this. It sounded to me like the disk was in
very bad condition and it will be difficult but not impossible to get musical-sounding and
relatively clean end result. It will require an artist to get the right aesthetic.
The recycled Sun label is a great touch.
To my ears, the pitch seemed off. I have listened to a lot of Elvis in my lifetime, granted it's all
been produced commercial recordings, but the register of the voice on the YouTube video seems high
for even a young Elvis.
Jack White should release 96/24 WAV of the flat transfer and let various experts and would-be
experts try their hand at cleanup. He might well end up with a better result than turning it over to
one person he might know or know of.
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Aaron Coe" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 1:09 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Elvis' 1st Recording Digitally Transferred at the Country Music Hall of Fame
> Video of Elvis’ first recording, a 10-inch lacquer disc purchased by Jack White for $300k being
> transferred by Alan Stoker at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN:
> Clearly things went well, but wet transfer of a lacquer sure makes me nervous.