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Elvis : Rhythm & Blues 2 CD Set

By: Elvis Australia
Source: www.elvis.com.au
July 23, 2013 - 3:51:31 PM
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Elvis : Rhythm & Blues is an excellent double CD compilation with not only a much wanted theme but a well thought out selection of alternate takes, undubbed masters and importantly masters where appropriate, for example the master for 'Memphis Tennessee' was used as we strongly felt that the alternate takes did not match the brilliance and power of the master and did not offer the unique characteristics that many of the chosen alternate takes on this set do. Like the Elvis Is Back! : The Alternate Album we focused not just on alternate takes for the sake of them but rather we carefully selected good performances first and foremost and importantly a selection that 'felt' like they belonged together, an album, songs that were consistent with the preceding track, for a very listenable experience. While we looked for and found so many interesting tracks with variations of Elvis talking, laughing etc which is where so much fun is found, it was never at the expense of quality, as in quality sound, and a good performance, nor ever allowed to get repetitive. We went by 'feel' and as it turned out only one track needed replacing with another take as it did not feel right.

Rhythm & Blues 2 CD Set

Track listing

Rhythm

  1. Burning Love (Undubbed Master Take 6)
  2. Patch It Up (Undubbed Master)
  3. I've Got A Thing About You Baby (Takes 6, 8, 10, 11)
  4. Talk About The Good Times (Take 4)
  5. Promised Land (False start + Undubbed Master Take 6)
  6. Polk Salad Annie [Live 1970]
  7. See See Rider [Live 1970]
  8. Memphis Tennessee [Master]
  9. Find Out What's Happening (Takes 1, 2, 4, 5)
  10. Just A Little Bit (Rough Mix)
  11. I Got A Feeling In My Body (Take 4)
  12. Little Sister (Takes 7-9)
  13. Night Rider (Takes 2, 3 Edit)
  14. Mystery Train [Master]
  15. Such A Night (Take 1)
  16. Fever (Takes 1)
  17. What'd I Say (Rehearsal July 29, 1970, edit)
  18. If You Don't Come Back (Takes 1, 2, 3 edit)
  19. Witchcraft (Take 2)
  20. My Babe (Live 1969)

Rhythm & Blues : Memphis Style : 2 CD Set.
Rhythm & Blues : Memphis Style : 2 CD Set.

Blues

  1. Reconsider Baby [Live 1972]
  2. Tomorrow Night [Master]
  3. Trying To Get To You [Master]
  4. So Glad You're Mine [Master]
  5. On Night (Of Sin)
  6. When It Rains, It Really Pours (Takes 6, 7)
  7. Trouble (Live 1975)
  8. My Baby Left Me [Rehearsal July 24, 1070 / edit]
  9. Ain't That Loving You Baby (Takes 5, Fs 4, Master)
  10. I Fell So Bad (Take 1)
  11. A Mess Of Blues (Takes 2, 3)
  12. Down In The Alley (Takes 2, 3, 4)
  13. High Heel Sneakers (Takes 1, 6)
  14. Big Boss Man (Takes 1, 3, 4, 5)
  15. Wearin' That Loved On Look (Undubbed)
  16. Stranger In My Own Home Town (jam take 1/m)
  17. Power Of My Love (Undubbed)
  18. Merry Christmas Baby (Complete version)
  19. If You Talk In Your Sleep (Take 5)
  20. Pledging My Love (Undubbed Master)

Rhythm & Blues : Memphis Style : 2 CD Set

Rhythm & Blues : Memphis Style : 2 CD Set.
Rhythm & Blues : Memphis Style : 2 CD Set.

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