|1. Frankie And Johnny|
|2. Come Along|
|3. Petunia, The Gardeners Daughter|
|5. What Every Woman Lives For|
|6. Look Out, Broadway 1:38|
|7. Beginnerís Luck|
|8. Down By The Riverside And When The Saints Go Marching In|
|9. Shout It Out|
|10. Hard Luck|
|11. Please Donít Stop Loving Me|
|12. Everybody Come Aboard|
|13. Frankie And Johnny (take 1)|
|14. Please Donít Stop Loving Me (take 10)|
|15. Everybody Come Aboard (takes 1 & 2)|
|16. Chesay (take 1)|
|17. Petunia, The Gardeners Daughter (take 2)|
|18. Look Out, Broadway (takes 3,4 & 5)|
|19. Please Donít Stop Loving Me (takes 1, 2 & 3)|
|20. Shout It Out (takes 1, 2 & 3)|
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I find the outtakes distracting and not particularly informative, but they are quite entertaining. Unlike outtakes from the 50s and 70s, these show Elvis struggling with words and approach, and offer little variations to the eventually released version.
There's a lack of real quality material as usual with Elvis' mid 60s output, and Elvis sounds not totally committed, but the quality is bolstered by the Dixie land feel, something which I feel hurt the far superior King Creole, probably due to the overall per rock feel of the whole venture.
There's pleanty of quite good songs also, the title track is a tough rendition from Elvis, the ballads "What Every Woman", "Beginner's Luck" and "Please Don't Stop" (even showing some emotion) are fine and there's plenty of pre-rock style fun with "Petunia", "Look Out Broadway" and "Come Along". There's even a surprise, the blues tinged "Hard Luck" shows a return to some form.
Later on we receive songs that do not instigate any exciting listening experiences and the case is certainly made for "Petunia, the gardener's daughter". Still, the out-takes of even that tune provide a fresh look for avid collectors. A gypsy-like song by the name Chesay is sheer pleasure and is wonderfully mastered by Elvis. As far as the ballads go, in this album we are treated with more than the usual one or two. "Beginner's luck" and coming near the end strong and emotional "Please don't stop loving me" are real cult classics that command repeat perfomances.
Do listen to the overall out-takes because they vividly colorize the recording set and let you in the making process of the album.
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