ELVIS BY THE PRESLEYS - BMG 82876 67883 2
||A double CD feature
||Trying To Get To You - Heartbreak Hotel - I Want You, I Need You, I Love
You - I Got A Woman - Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do - Peace In The Valley - Trouble - Hawaiian Wedding Song - Indescribably Blue - In The Ghetto - Suspicious Minds - I'll Hold You In My Heart - Bridge Over Troubled Water (**) - You've Lost That Loving Feeling - It's Over - Separate Ways - Always On My Mind - My Way (**) - Burning Love - Welcome To My World - Steamroller Blues - I Got A Feeling In My Body - If I Can Dream - A Little Less Conversation (Elvis Vs. JXL)
||It Wouldn't Be The Same Without You - Jailhouse Rock (3*, 4*, 5) - Anything That's Part Of You (9*) - You'll Be Gone (2*) - Too Much Monkey Business (4, 10) - Baby What You Want Me To Do (private recording*) - I'm
So Lonesome I Could Cry (private recording*) - Blue Christmas (March 26, 1977)
* Previously unreleased
** Studio versions
|Review by Per Kristian Fure:
I bought Elvis By The Presleys yesterday, both the DVD (review...) and the CD.
CD 1 consists of the "known material", so to speak.
Nothing new and noticeable here of course, but I did notice that the studio master of MY WAY seemed a lot sharper and without the
irritating hiss like we have it on the 70s Masters box. I won't say much about this, cause every Elvis fan that's been around for a while, knows this material in and out...
Disc 2 should of course have had many more "rare" tracks and outtakes, but after all it does contain a few rarities that's not so easy to get for the casual buyer these days.
The home recordings of Baby What You Want Me To Do and I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry from Linda Thompson's house makes a VERY interesting debut, officially!
Funny that Cilla has agreed on this..? But very welcomed!
Final conclusion: The DVD is highly recommended and should be present in every Elvis fan's collection! I give it a 4 out of 5!
The CD is not essential at all, but it makes a nice companion to the DVD. I give it a 3 out of 5, only because of the "rare" material on disc 2.
© Review by , Haugesund - Norway, July 2005
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