Michael Confrey

Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (14 of 15)
Location: Dublin


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,514,054 - Total Helpful Votes: 14 of 15
The Memphis Record ~ Elvis Presley
The Memphis Record ~ Elvis Presley
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This is a great collection of songs and at a very good price.
Elvis' voice was possibly at its peak around this time and it shows.
I don't need to add to other positive reviews - I agree with them fully.

For any serious collector of Elvis recordings who wants absolutely every different version, this is one that has three that are NOT ON ANY OTHER CD OR LP. Firstly the fantastic song "Suspicious Minds" is a 3:24 version with strings and no brass and includes backup vocals. "Wearing that loved on look" is 2:43 and a vocal repair. Lastly "Inherit the wind" is a 3:11 version (master is 2:56). While the differences may be relatively small, it is none-the-less very important… Read more
The Sun Recordings ~ Elvis Presley
The Sun Recordings ~ Elvis Presley
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
For anyone who hasn't an extensive Elvis collection and wants to get as near as possible to hearing how he started, this is as good as it gets. It isn't complete, nor is any other release complete to my knowledge but it has more than any other collection you could buy within its covers. It has some inaccuracies in the take numbers of some of the tracks but so does some of the official Sony/BMG/RCA releases, therefore it would be unfair to point a finger at this release alone. It goes right to the very start with "My happiness" which Elvis recorded in 1953 as a private recording all the way up to his finish with Sun Records in 1955. The contents are excellent, including both studio and live… Read more