on 7 January 2003
This (and the 1969 Memphis sessions) has to be the best recordings Elvis ever made. His voice in 1960 had clearly matured and he delivers a mixture of stunning outtakes (soon to be brilliant masters) ranging from rock to blues to near-opera !
The quality of great Presley standards including "It's Now or Never"; "Stuck on You"; "Surrender"; and personal favourite, "Such A Night", make this an absolute "must have".
Also superb outtakes of "Make Me Know It" and the blues cuts, "Like A Baby" and "Thrill of Your Love"
My joint favourite FTD release - an absolute winner !
on 13 April 2002
What can I say; another stunning release from the FTD label, which although has produced a few miss-fires, they really have surpassed themselves with this, the Memphis Sesions, Jungle Room Sessions, Burbank 68 and Silver Screen Stereo.
This cd sounds amazingly good, really among the best sounding Elvis cd's out there; which makes more of the fact that the music is so damn good.
Arguably the sessions in the year after his army release were the best Elvis ever was. And, as always every genre of popular music is approached by the man who genuinly could sing it all, and effortlessly.
on 3 July 2014
of the best of the F.T.D, series. These songs are from Elvis' first post army recording sessions. He's in great voice from start to finish The tracks are are very diverse from the rocking Such a night to the gospel His hand in mine. Other great songs include It's now or never ,Girl of my best friend and the classic I'm comin home. 27 tracks in all and not one duff song amongst them. I understand that this album has now been deleted , so if you can get a copy , grab it whiole you can.