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5.0 out of 5 stars Like being in the studio with Elvis, 20 Oct 2002
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This is a fascinating book. It has obviously been painstakingly and lovingly researched. It documents all of Elvis' recording sessions in detail. However, the detail doesn't stifle the narrative. You never feel overwhelmed by minutiae. Instead, you get a definite sense of what it was like to be in a recording studio watching the King of Rock and Roll do what he did best. Elvis steps from these pages as a real person who happened to have a talent that rocked the world. Congratulations to the author for tracking down so many intriguing and illuminating moments. He has truly given the rest of us an insight into the talent that was Elvis Presley. The King is dead. Long live the King.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensable..., 7 Mar 2007
This magnificent book has a great look at the Elvis Presley's recording career. Every recording session he ever did is painsteakinly documented and analyzed. Jorgensen has listened through great piles of tapes from RCA archives and people who were present at those sessions have been interviewed and with help of those we get (what I believe to be) an intimate look on how Elvis worked on those recordings sessions. The genius of Elvis comes through through his several triumphs and also we read about the pain, dissapointments and the difficulties he suffered in his life. Much more than just a document on life in music. Elvis lived so much of his live through music, so that's why this is so revealing. This is essential Elvis reading.

The recording career of Elvis Presley is hard to pin out. Many of his best recordings were lost as a single B-sides or were never released in any album. So while pouring through Elvis album cataloque (which is huge) sometimes I felt more than lost. What really are essential Elvis records etc. I really couldn't tell. So reading this book really cleared lot of questions about Elvis's recording career and put my own mind at ease. So now I knew lot more how to get my hands on those "lost" Elvis classics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sensational Overview of Elvis's Recordings, 14 Mar 2010
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This is an essential book for Elvis enthusiasts. Ernst Jorgensen writes centrally about the music, but in touching on the circumstances surrounding Elvis's recording sessions he leaves the reader with an enhanced empathy for the personal and professional tragedies that ultimately overwhelmed the singer. Ernst's chronology seems to break down a little when he details some of the live recordings in the early 1970s so perhaps some of the archive tapes haven't been dated specifically. What is a blessed relief is Ernst's honesty: he is always respectful about Elvis the Man but is very candid about, for example, the King's substandard peformances during the 'Elvis In Concert' sessions. A marvellous history containing a mountain of technical data within a human context.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is an absolute must have for all lovers of Elvis's music, 9 Jun 2013
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Although I was aware of Elvis's music when I was young, it wasn't until his death in 1977 that I really began to listen to his music properly. I realised then that he was a great innovator and performer with amazing charisma and a great voice. His music changed popular music forever and it has enriched my life. I have always wanted to know more about the detail of his recording career and this book with it's meticulous research, provides all the facts about his recording career from 1954 to 1977.It is a great reference book and I just love it. It's worth it's weight in gold. Elvis Presley will always be the THE KING as far as I am concerned and this book does justice to a great artist.
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