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Elvis At Stax [Original recording remastered]

Elvis Presley Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (5 Aug 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,272 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Promised Land
2. I've Got a Thing About You Baby
3. If You Talk in Your Sleep
4. Raised on Rock
5. Help Me
6. I Got A Feelin' in My Body
7. For Ol' Times Sake
8. Talk About the Good Times
9. Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues
10. You Asked Me To
11. Loving Arms
12. Your Love's Been a Long Time Coming
13. Spanish Eyes
14. It's Midnight
15. Find Out What's Happening
16. Three Corn Patches
17. My Boy - J.D. Sumner & The Stamps

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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Promised Land 9 Aug 2013
By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is an excellent 3 disc box set of Elvis' 1973 visits to Stax recording studio. The music ranges from R&B, Country to more Pop orientated tracks. There are some mighty fine tender ballads - that are heart-breaking to say the very least. Elvis is in fine form, buoyed by the success of the tv show `Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii via satellite' watched by 1.5 Billion earlier on in the year.

Cd 1. (59.23mins). There are 17 outtakes in all, a mix of groovy R&B tracks, Country to beautiful ballads mixed in with a bit of studio banter. The quality is so high (and these are outtakes) but he set the bar extremely high didn't he. There are so many highlights but standouts for me - `Promised Land' (Take 4), `For ol' time sake' (take 4) and `It's midnight' (Take 7). 9/10.

Cd 2. (61.48mins). Consists of 10 outtakes that again breathe something different into each one of these tracks. `Take good care of her' is outstanding as is the unfinished rehearsal of `It's diff'rent now' - there are so many beautiful lyrics in this song which he pours his heart out on (nice to hear a different version than on the 70's Masters Box Set). There are also 10 master tracks from the first session recorded in July, many of which are sublime - especially `Sweet Angeline'. 10/10

Cd 3. (53.17mins). 18 master tracks from the December session, including `My boy', `Loving arms', `Good time Charlie...' and `You asked me to'. All fantastic tracks. 10/10.

The package also comes with a really nice 44 page colour booklet that has some great photo's in it. Overall the sound quality is great. A couple of niggles, the size of the set is an odd 8x8 inches but its beautifully done with a die cut front cover. The discs are a little difficult to get out of there slip pockets but this is a minor niggle of a great package. Really glad I brought the 3 disc version and not the single disc as the outtakes are worth the extra money. Highly recommended. 10/10.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A necessary album 26 Oct 2013
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
For many years in Memphis (And I know the city well) the fact that Elvis had two recording sessions at Stax was only known to his many fans. There was a Stax exhibition just off Beale a while ago & I noticed there was no mention of Elvis being there. I mentioned this politely to the man in charge & I could tell he did not believe me.. "Stax was for Black artists & Elvis recorded at Sun" etc. I ventured that American Sound also had Elvis recording there, but he did not know that either! Incidentally, Stax is now realising the pulling power of Elvis to get visitors into their new building, although there is still precious little recognition of Elvis being there. (Actually in a way they are right, because the building Elvis recorded in, the old cinema, was pulled down a least a decade ago & the new building has no connection with Elvis) As Elvis fan I would definitely pass on this tour if you don't want to be frustrated. But this album is very good. The 2nd sessions there produced some amazingly good tracks, not one bad song, with Promised Land being a standout. Buy the album, but if you ever get to Memphis avoid the tour!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Red Hot Elvis wax!! 9 Aug 2013
Take a trip to the PROMISED LAND - Elvis At Stax 2-LP is a fantastic melting pot of swaggering R&B and some of the greatest ballads ever recorded - all in fabulous sound - I'm playing it on a REGA RP6 and the sound is smooth and warm sounding; a prime Elvis vinyl audiophile release! There's nothing better for a discerning vinyl fan than dropping the needle on a red-hot wax release - this FANTASTIC Elvis vinyl is no exception - the sound is - simply SENSATIONAL!! It's an excellent Elvis@Stax overview: a sweet black candy heavyweight vinyl 180gram with vintage orange RCA labels (with cool RCA/Legacy mini logos ).
Sadly there's no gatefold sleeve or booklet, but with music this good, does it matter? Standouts: The infectious R&B grooves of, "Find Out What's Happening" --" Raised On Rock's" pumping bass and lyrical story -- a pool of tender, sweet, heartfelt ballads - add some gospel and funky horns -- and a Chuck Berry cover that melts speaker grills. Rock, soul, pop, country & R&B - it's all here on Elvis' 1973 STAX recordings extravaganza!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good record of 1973 28 Aug 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Elvis was still at the top of his game in 1973 and this is a great CD set to show off his range. It's a shame that by the end of that year he would then be plagued with illness on and off for the next four years but still be able to give so much musically to the world
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hail the King ! 10 Aug 2013
By wardy
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is fantastic and worth every penny. On the outakes Elvis sounds like he is having a ball and the band excel at funking up his sound. I had no idea how productive the Stax sessions were, and I can't recommend these recordings highly enough.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime Elvis at Stax recordings 19 Aug 2013
By OMG! It's got a plug! TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a superb collection of music that Elvis recorded during two sessions at Stax Studios in July and December 1973. It's a delicious melting pot of soulful country, R'n'B, ballads and pop. Elvis is (unsurprisingly) in fine voice and he highlights that nobody before or since sings a ballad quite like him. He's backed by some of the best musicians in the business and during the outtakes you get a sense of just how much fun Elvis had recording these tracks. The sound quality is crystal clear and it's just an out and out joy to listen to.

***If you buy the single CD edition of this album DIRECT from Amazon, in addition to the CD you get all the 55 tracks that comprise the Deluxe Edition immediately auto-ripped to your Amazon Cloud Player that you can then listen to or download at no extra cost!***
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5.0 out of 5 stars STACKS OF STAX
From mega recording sessions in 1973, this 3CD package is a dream come true to Elvis fans worldwide. Read more
Published 13 days ago by tommyboo
5.0 out of 5 stars elvis at his best
This record is one of the best elvis has done in a long tine, sound is great the sessions at stax are out of this would and elvis is having a great time.
Published 1 month ago by leslie charlton
4.0 out of 5 stars elvis at his best
what I would expect from elvis . sound quality good . only disappointment to many repeat numbers .overall very good
Published 2 months ago by bob
3.0 out of 5 stars Elvis at Stax
the vinyl could have had a better selection of songs on it & would have benefitted from a gatefold sleeve seeing as it's a double album but still some great stuff on it to make it... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Richard Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars The King at Stax
When you think of the king it's always RCA B that I think off it's the studio he loved and a lot of his big hits come from B... Read more
Published 4 months ago by clive h
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything that I expected and more
It's so great to finally have all these Stax Sessions tracks (and excellent out takes/alternate takes) in this one very well put together collection. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Socrates
3.0 out of 5 stars A king past his best
Elvis usually sounds great and here he does most of the time but somehow he just doesn't quite make it. Perhaps he was just past his best. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Peter Burns
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it thank you amazon
very good enjoyed it all play it where ever I go.it is good to know elvis is not forgotten fantastic .
Published 5 months ago by denise
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it,
Great album and worth buying this deluxe version, style of the king and a few out takes to show the perfectionist I have come to fully appreciate.
Published 6 months ago by Mr. S. Patrick
5.0 out of 5 stars Underatted sessions given a respect at last!
Fair point some collectors will have these tracks spread across other releases. But this set is not about offering rarities so much as putting out a product that pulls everything... Read more
Published 6 months ago by P. A. Wood
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