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That's The Way It Is [Box set, Deluxe Edition]

Elvis Presley Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (4 Aug 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 10
  • Format: Box set, Deluxe Edition
  • Label: Sony Music Cmg
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,843 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Elvis fans were thrilled by a full length concert and album titled “That’s The Way It Is” in 1970, but could never before own both these amazing complimentary pieces together until now. This stunning box compiles the album, theatrical and home video versions of the film, six full length concerts which feature previously unreleased performances, rehearsal highlights and rare recordings all in one place. Additional highlights are a new 80 page book detailing the entire event including songwriter and musician interviews and photos. With 8 CDs and 2 DVDs plus the 80 page booklet, this package boasts a whole host of new highlights for Elvis fans, all in one place.

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(2014/RCA) 8-CD, 2-DVD (NTSC, Code 0), LP-sized box with 80 page color book.Medium 1
  1. I Just Can't Help Believin' (The Original Album)
  2. Twenty Days And Twenty Nights (The Original Album)
  3. How The Web Was Woven (The Original Album)
  4. Patch It Up (The Original Album)
  5. Mary In The Morning (The Original Album)
  6. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (The Original Album)
  7. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'(The Original Album)
  8. I've Lost You (The Original Album)
  9. Just Pretend (The Original Album)
  10. Stranger In The Crowd (The Original Album)
  11. The Next Step Is Love (The Original Album)
  12. Bridge Over Troubled Water (The Original Album)
  13. I've Lost You (Single Version)
  14. The Next Step Is Love (Single Version)
  15. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (Single Version)
  16. Patch It Up (Single Version)
  17. How The Web Was Woven (Take 1) (Outtakes)
  18. I've Lost You (Take 1) (Outtakes)
  19. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (Take 2) (Outtakes)
  20. Patch It Up (Take 1) (Outtakes)
  21. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Take 1) (Outtakes)
Medium 2
  1. That's All Right (August 10 : Opening Night)
  2. Mystery Train/Tiger Man (August 10 : Opening Night)
  3. I Can't Stop Loving You (August 10 : Opening Night)
  4. Love Me Tender (August 10 : Opening Night)
  5. The Next Step Is Love (August 10 : Opening Night)
  6. Words (August 10 : Opening Night)
  7. I Just Can't Help Believin' (August 10 : Opening Night)
  8. Something (August 10 : Opening Night)
  9. Sweet Caroline (August 10 : Opening Night)
  10. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (August 10 : Opening Night)
  11. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (August 10 : Opening Night)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By Dave
Format:Audio CD
What on earth has Sony Music done to That’s The Way It Is?

I don’t own a CD player so any CD’s I play on my Blu-ray player and have the sound going through my Bose Solo.

The sound quality is absolutely fantastic, stunning in fact. I was able to hear things on this release which I never heard on the 3 CD set of the same name which was released some years ago.

As for the picture quality of the DVD’s, again this is fantastic. You would never think this was recorded 44 years ago.

Initially when the press release came out for this set along with the price, a lot of fans complained about the cost as it were out of reach for a lot. Due to the hard work involved in putting this set together I personally can see how the cost is justified. It is certainly a must have for any collection.

It is by far one of the best releases to date. Keep up the good work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I do partly agree with the last reviewer however to say Elvis was bored at this point in his career is simply not true that did not come until 1973 when Elvis was sick of performing in Vegas, remember that Elvis performed two shows a day so of course some of the repertoire and banter will be similar but his performances was faultless okay some of his 50s numbers was rushed or was he really trying to be more contemporary and keep the show flowing who knows but to hear him sing songs like Bridge over troubled water,Just Pretend,Ive lost you,Wonder of you and the rip roaring Polk salad Annie is pure magic the set also includes rarely performed songs such as Twenty days and twenty nights,Stranger in the Crowd,Make the world go away.There goes my everything and Walk a mile in my shoes.I know most of the content as been released many times over but not in this quality you also get two unreleased shows and the packaging and the book that comes with it is first class, i actually sold all my previous outings to buy this set and i am glad that i did.My only criticism is the DVDs that come with it are not the new Bluray discs that is why i gave it four stars and not five however do not be put off by that this set is a winner and should belong in every fans collection but if you are just a casual Elvis listener opt for TTWII legacy 2 disc version that can be bought for less than a tenner.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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This is a great set, which I am compelled to write about in glowing terms.

The reasons being that, in the time frame of 1968-1970, rock and pop was reborn. You had some amazing albums coming out at this time, i.e. The Rolling Stones' Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed: The Beatles' White Album, Abbey Road, and Let It Be. Elvis' immediate contemporaries were also in the ascendancy, as Jerry Lee Lewis was making a country comeback, Johnny Cash had come out of an amphetamine abyss with the Folsom and San Quentin prison concerts, and was bridging the gap between country and rock by recording with Bob Dylan. Carl Perkins was even returning to the country charts with Daddy Sang Bass, as a writer, and Restless as a performer.

However, at the time that Elvis was making his comeback, revisiting his oldies with passion on the 68 TV Special, producing soulful contemporary material in Memphis in 1969, recordings from the South were in vogue. There was Bobbie Gentry recording and hitting the charts, Tony Joe White also obtaining critical acclaim, Stax in the ascendant, and even jazz artists like Herbie Mann recording in Memphis. These years also saw the rise of southern rock in the form of the first two Allman Brothers albums, and songwriters like Eddie Hinton and Dan Penn having their tunes recorded by Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Clarence Carter, Wilson Pickett etc.

So coming to Elvis; the hybrid studio-live That's The Way It Is, initially released in November 1970, was mostly recorded in June 1970, with, unlike the Memphis Sessions from 1969, some of the Muscle Shoals swampers, and James Burton. Also, unlike the Memphis Sessions, the soulful touches were put on the backburner mostly, and replaced with an almost adult contemporary sound.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This Is The Way It Is 11 Aug 2014
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This is a neatly packaged set with a good quality paperback coffee table style booklet included. It contains 8 CD's and 2 DVD's. The value of this set to the consumer depends largely on two factors: how much you're prepared to hear Elvis repeat himself and how much of the core material you already own. Do I mean this material has largely been released before? Of course I do!

The 2 DVD's have existed together since at least 2007 and can be purchased for a fiver. At least 4 of the 6 concert recordings have previously been released, not to mention the original album countless times (on Disc 1) and a useless disc of jamming and throwaway cuts inappropriately referred to as "rehearsals" in two separate issues. So just two concert recordings are actually new.

I am a slightly "lucky" customer as I bought this at a lower Amazon price than it is currently selling for AND I also did not own all the 4 previously released concerts apart from one - the Midnight show of the 12th August. Even for me purchase of this set under those conditions was certainly not a "no brainer" exercise so individuals will have to decide whether it is worth it for them.

What about the music though? Well, first off, the original album is great, really great. I would put it up there in the top five Elvis albums of all time. You can't go wrong with that but what of the rest? I'll ignore the DVD content and the "rehearsal" disc for the reasons outlined above. That leaves 6 concerts as the main thrust and reason for owning this. Are they worth the money on their own? I'll hesitate to answer but probably conclude that they aren't, sadly.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars what can i say its just perfect its good to see the full concert fill...
what can i say its just perfect its good to see the full concert fill how it should ave been . an to hear whole of the sound recording of the concert done at that time elvis in top... Read more
Published 1 day ago by caroline
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic selection a must for elvis fans
fantastic selection a must for elvis fans .disappointed with some of the picture inside of book should have been all colour ? .the king lives on.
Published 2 days ago by stephen kennerley
5.0 out of 5 stars Viva Las Vegas!
If you like Elvis' Vegas years, as I do, then this box set is for you! A quick breakdown of the 8 CD/2 DVD set:

CD 1 - The original album and some singles/outtakes... Read more
Published 6 days ago by J. Shardlow
5.0 out of 5 stars The most enigmatic,spiritual entertainer that ever lived !
What can I say? The King in his prime,superb ! There`s nothing more to say just sit back listen,watch,enjoy, be astounded!
Published 6 days ago by mr c j dugmore
5.0 out of 5 stars Elvis at his best in 1970
Yes ttwii is worth listening to, Elvis at his best in 1970, with energy sounding vocals, crisp & clear, he was back in business
Published 8 days ago by kevo
1.0 out of 5 stars Elvis that's the way it is
This is the best box set so pleased with the whole package well worth the money. Elvis at his best.
Published 9 days ago by Jim Sidwell
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
item as described
Published 10 days ago by Mr. Hendry Doran
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
worth every penny
Published 15 days ago by mr william daly
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply put 'It's Fantastic! ' a must for every Elvis fan
Simply put 'It's Fantastic!' a must for every Elvis fan.
Published 15 days ago by Dave Lamb
5.0 out of 5 stars That's the way it is
The box set is a must for any fan or none fan
Published 19 days ago by mr j r chambers
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