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ELVIS PRESLEY Music Mill Entertainment 72627 Good Rockin' Tonight - The Evolution Of Elvis Presley ● CD $12.98
The most complete compilation yet of Elvis's seminal appearances on the Louisiana Hayride between October, 1954 and December 1956. This two CD set features 20 songs by Elvis, Scotty & Bill - all those currently known to exist - two which have never been issued before. Includes an extensive introduction by Frank Page who also comments between the performances. Comes with 10 page fold out booklet with notes and rare photos. 

 
ELVIS PRESLEY RCA 67931 Moody Blue ● CD $18.98
18 tracks recorded in 1976 and 1977 - four recorded in concert - Unchained Melody/ He'll Have To Go/ Moody Blue/ Hurt/ Danny Boy/ For The Heart, etc.

 
ELVIS PRESLEY RCA 67464 Golden Records, Vol. 3 ● CD $17.98
18 tracks including nearly all his hits from 1960 return from military service to early 1962 - It's Now Or Never/ Fame And Fortune/ Surrender/ Are You Lonesome Tonight/ Little Sister/ Anything That's Part Of You/ Wild In The Country/ The Girl Of Best Friend, etc.

 
ELVIS PRESLEY RCA 3758 How Great Thou Art ● CD $11.98
Reissue of 1967 gospel album with bonus tracks for a total of 14 gospel performances - How Great Thou Art/ Farther Along/ So High/ If The Lord wasn't Walking By My Side/ Crying In The Chapel, etc.

 
ELVIS PRESLEY RCA 6985 Alternate Aloha ● CD $16.98
On Jan 14,'73, Elvis performed live worldwide via satellite, the show & consequent double LP called "Aloha From Hawaii". As has been known for some time, RCA taped a complete dress rehearsal 2 days earlier in case anything happened to prevent the live telecast. That show, though only slightly shorter than the broadcast, is here in its entirety (minus Hound Dog) on a very long single LP. It includes the version of Steamroller Blues previously available only on "Greatest Hits Vol.1," Burning Love/ You Gave Me A Mountain/ Fever which was on "Leaving It Up To You", & 14 other performances never before available legitimately, plus the closing studio version of Blue Hawaii that has appeared a few other places. It's Over/ American Trilogy/ Big Hunk 'o Love (GM)

 
ELVIS PRESLEY RCA 9801 Christmas Classics ● CD $11.98

 
ELVIS PRESLEY RCA 51456 From Elvis In Memphis ● CD $11.98
12 country cuts, including Wearin' That Loved On Look/ Long Black Limosine/ It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'/ I'm Movin' On/ Gentle On My Mind/ Any Day Now/ In The Ghetto.

 
ELVIS PRESLEY RCA 52587 Elvis In Concert ● CD $16.98
32 live cuts from 1977, including hits, movie songs, interviews etc.

 
ELVIS PRESLEY RCA 53892 International Hotel ● CD $11.98
After the success of his December 1968 television special, in which he performed before a live audience for the first time in years, Elvis moved on to the casino stages of Las Vegas. This disc is the CD reissue of his 1969 live audience LP recorded at the International Hotel there. Its 12 tracks reprise his earlier successful records, including Blue Suede Shoes/ All Shook Up/ Are You Lonesome Tonight?/ In the Ghetto, and Can't Help Falling in Love. Fine stereo sound, session information, some stage patter, and seven vintage photos. ( DH

 
ELVIS PRESLEY RCA 54362 February, 1970 - On Stage ● CD $11.98
Live show from the International Hotel in Las Vegas. 10 cuts - C.C. Rider/ Release Me/ Sweet Caroline/ Runaway/ The Wonder Of You/ Polk Salad Annie/ Yesterday/ Proud Mary/ Walk A Mile In My Shoes/ Let It Be Me.

 
ELVIS PRESLEY RCA 59800 Blue Christmas ● CD $11.98
8 tracks, 19 minutes, good. Remastered version of RCA 4579 and 2428, with O Come All Ye Faithful/ The First Noel/ Winter Wonderland/ Silver Bells/ Blue Christmas/ Silent Night/ White Christmas/ I'll Be Home For Christmas.

 
ELVIS PRESLEY RCA 61021 NBC-TV Special ● CD $11.98
Newly restored - his 1968 comeback TV special. The program included a series of medleys incorporating his own hits Heartbreak Hotel/ All Shook Up/ Jailhouse Rock/ Blue Suede Shoes etc., golden oldies like Lawdy, Miss Clawdy/ Little Egypt/ One Night/ Big Boss Man, three mini-versions of Guitar Man, more Leiber - Stoller tunes, and that's not all. Lots of bang for the buck here. (MB)

 
ELVIS PRESLEY RCA 66050 King Of Rock'N'Roll - Complete 50's Masters ● CD $76.98
Just when I thought that the "keepers of the books" oops, I mean the "keepers of the flame" couldn't find one more way to re-reissue another compilation by Elvis, they've gone and done it again. The surprising thing is that this time they appear to have done it pretty much right. The general approach to this five disc set is rather like Bear Family's. That is, each disc contains over an hour's worth of music, with 24 to 31 tracks. The first four discs contain the studio versions of every song that was cut in the 50's, even the relatively obscure cuts that some of us didn't buy originally because they were issued only on LP's with titles like "A Date with Elvis." Is It So Strange, a great number, fits into that category. On the other hand, the track order on the first four discs is determined by recording date, which occasionally produces some mildly jarring juxtapositions. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do), for example, is followed in short order by Blueberry Hill, and the Christmas and soundtrack cuts at first pop up unexpectedly in a sea of studio-cut rock 'n' roll. For completists and hard core fans, there are various outtakes, and previously unreleased versions to peak interest. The 1953 demos of My Happiness and That's When Your Heartaches Begin are here, as is Elvis's Presto acetate of The Clovers' Fool, Fool, Fool. And the entire fifth disc, subtitled "Rare and Rockin'" is composed of alternate takes, live performances, and soundtrack material. Worthy of comment here are Elvis's clear discomfort during his 1956 performances at Las Vegas's New Frontier Hotel, and the arguably superior versions of Shake Rattle And Roll and Ain't That Loving You Baby that surface on this last disc. All in all, a quality job. No mindless repeating of the same song over and over again. Lengthy booklet with solid notes by Pete Guralnick and loads of photos. Fine sound, picture discs, and-saving the best (silliest) for last-a collectible set of Elvis stamps featuring LP and EP covers and various picture sleeves. Wow! I'll trade you my "All Shook Up" picture sleeve stamp for your "Hound Dog". (DH)

 
ELVIS PRESLEY RCA 66866 Hundred Years From Today ● CD $16.98
22 tracks including 18 previously unissued performances or alternate takes.

 
ELVIS PRESLEY RCA 66921 The Other Sides - Worldwide Gold Award Hits Vol. 2 ● CD $29.98
2 discs, 50 tracks, 2 hrs., recommended The digital reissue of the identically titled four LP set from 1971, a product then and now of the RCA/Elvis Presley department of infinite reissues. It was/is a sequel to the "Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits" set, issued on vinyl in 1970, and it offers the flip sides of those "Gold Award Hits." The program opens in 1956 with My Baby Left Me and ends in 1970 with I Really Don't Want to Know. In between are sandwiched lots of good music, all, of course, available in other nicely-produced collections, including Poor Boy, Paralyzed, Tell Me Why, Hot Dog, Young and Beautiful, I Want to Be Free, My Wish Came True, King Creole, Doncha' Think It's Time, Fame and Fortune, Wild in the Country, Puppet on a String, The Wonder of You, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, and There Goes My Everything. Sound quality is stellar, the enclosed booklet has lots of slickly-posed photographs, and you even get a first date of issue Elvis stamp stuck on a special Elvis/RCA Victor envelope. Just one more way to appreciate the late, lamented king of rock 'n' roll. Long may his music rule. (DH)

 
ELVIS PRESLEY RCA 67469 Platinum - A Life In Music ● CD $69.98

 
ELVIS PRESLEY RCA 67675 Sunsrise ● CD $29.98
This two CD set is the most definitive version yet of Elvis's recordings at the Sun studios. It includes all four demos including the never before issued It Woudn't Be The Sam Without You, every existing Sun master, Sun alternates and live performances from radio shows and the Louisiana Hayride.

 
ELVIS PRESLEY, CARL PERKINS, JERRY LEE LEWIS RCA 2023 Million Dollar Quartet ● CD $11.98
It's been nearly 34 years since Elvis dropped in on a December 1956 Carl Perkins session at Sun Studios and created a myth, and now it's officially available for the first time in the U.S. on this new release. The music, identical to bootleg and U.K. 1987 versions (albeit on a single disc!) is casual, spontaneous and free; Elvis dominates this mostly country and gospel jam (no surprise), but young session pianist Jerry Lee Lewis holds his own on nearly every song! This is a touchstone in American music and in the roots of rock and roll, sounds great (especially on CD) and should be in everyone's collection. As an added bonus you get revelatory liner notes by U.K. Sun researcher Colin Escott. (JS)

 

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