Greatest Hits Vol. 1 CD
By: For Elvis Fans Only
April 19, 2010 - 1:25:21 PM
Elvis Presley Bootleg CDs & DVDs
In some instances, these mixes are far superior, a case in point being 'Steamroller Blues' from the Aloha rehearsal show (01-12-'73). This mix really captures the excitement of Elvis' original performance, whereas the mix as released on 'The Alternate Aloha' in 1988 is best forgotten. This album also contains what is arguably the best-ever Elvis version of 'What'd I Say', a cleverly edited live-recording from Elvis' August 23rd, 1969 Midnight Show performance at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Since this was usually the penultimate song of the show, Elvis and the band would really let loose, creating a true frenzy at the shows by extending the song with repeated verses and extra solos. Though this was a real showstopper at those early Vegas shows, the excitement of these long versions does not really come across as well on record, and it was a sensible decision by Joan Deary to edit it for release. This track really captures the intensity and raw energy of Elvis' 1969 comeback. Another highlight is Elvis' tremendous revival of 'Big Hunk O' Love' from the February 17th, 1972 Dinner Show at the Las Vegas Hilton. Listen out for Elvis' humming along to Glen D. Hardin's piano-solo! In 1989, RCA Australia released 'Greatest Hits Vol. 1' on CD in but that release is now rarely seen.
There have been many requests for this album to be issued again, and Victrola is proud to be able to present this release in a deluxe fold-out digipack, with relevant photos and in-depth liner-notes.
We were able to work from an original mastertape as sent by RCA to one of its international offices, and the sound quality is exceptional. All tracks were digitally remastered using 24 bit technology. This deluxe edition will be pressed in very limited quantities, so it's bound to become a true collector's item.
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.