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4.0 out of 5 stars classic 70`s Elvis, 12 Aug. 2005
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This is one of the better 70`s albums by Elvis offering a varied collection of songs ranging from rock(TROUBLE) ballads (And i love you so, country (green green grass of home) gospel(Shake a hand)etc. Its an album with alot of great tunes which makes it highly listenable. This two cd set includes the original album with outakes(includes a jam version of Tiger Man) and a second disc with original session mixes which were rejected by Elvis and remixed by Felton Jarvis, his regular producer) Its interesting comparing the different versions.Also on this disc are 6 songs which were worked on by Elvis and his band at 6363 Sunset studios in Hollywood. The packaging is superb, a fold out gatefold sleeve with booklet (the usual high standards from FTD).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Today - Tomorrow...and Forever!, 19 Jan. 2007
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A fabulous release from the 'Follow That Dream' Label for Elvis Collectors. A most underrated classic album when first released by RCA in 1975 and the rockin' hit single taken from it "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" should have achieved a much higher chart placing than what it received.

"Elvis Today" should be up there and talked about in the same breath and context as other classic seventies Elvis albums such as "Elvis Country", "That's The Way It Is", "As Recorded at Madison Square Garden", "Aloha From Hawaii" and "Live on Stage In Memphis 1974".

There's a great mix of rock, country, r&b and ballads with such great studio performances as "And I Love You So", "Shake A Hand", "Susan When She Tried", "Pieces of My Life" and "I Can Help". This 2-CD release is a great addition to any fans collection because included on the second disc are the original session mixes of all the songs on the album - the way it was intended to release them before EP had a change of heart in favour of overdubbing all the tracks.

Nevertheless, whether you are a fan of the original album or the original session mixes of the album you are guaranteed an enjoyable listen as 'The King' works his way through some of his final best studio performances of his career. There are some out-takes included here too which boost the value for money rating of this FTD release.

A Good Purchase!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some of Elvis Best Material, 18 Nov. 2006
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B. Pimley (Berkshire, England) - See all my reviews
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What a great offering this is! Two mixes of the same material on two seperate discs. Was subsequent tinkering of already excellent performances(at the instigation of no less than the Man himself!) uneccesary? Was it worth degrading the sound quality of the original for a re-dubbed base line, overdubbed strings and extra guitar parts? You can be the judge.

Having read other reviews before buying I went straight to disc 1 which contains the overdubs and a re-mix of the original session mixes and it wasn't quite as bad as I had been led to expect. But what a pleasing contrast the recordings on disc 2 were. The sparser original mixes had Elvis vocals more prominent, stunning instrumental clarity and solid bass and drum lines.

So my recommendation is definitely buy it and thoroughly enjoy the small group' sound on disc 2 containing the original session mixes, '6363 sunnset' material and the outakes on disc 1.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it TODAY! 5 Stars, 19 Nov. 2007
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Follow that dream records, the collectors division of RCA have done it again with another superb re-packaging in their latest series of original LP re-issues. Turning their attention to one of Elvis's finest ever LP's the 1975 "Today" LP.

This CD set gives you the original LP, then a batch of alternate takes and undubbed masters. Beautiful packaging and detailed booklet help show the production process and how the songs came to be, and I have to say that this LP contains some of the most beautiful ballads of any Elvis recorded. "Pieces of my life" sounds autobiographical and he pours his heart out on this song. Every single track is a winner, not since the early 70's had Elvis delivered such a great album, and to have it in all its glory complete with alternate takes makes it an absolute must have.

You do get much better value for money when they re-issue a more worthy complete LP, then often stretch it over 2 discs and thats what they have done here.

Please FTD keep up the Re-issues and the great packaging, this re-issue along with the Memphis concert are very worthy additions to any collections, big fan or not!

Paul
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5.0 out of 5 stars 20th Century Icon, 25 Aug. 2012
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M. Lomas "mark.L" (england) - See all my reviews
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Ftd branch of RCA music do a nice Job for the king
the cover photo worth price of Admission...
wish he was still with us.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT, 29 Oct. 2012
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Velimir Prpic "tintubic" (croatia) - See all my reviews
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Great release from FTD again. Songs are better than original album from 1974.For every Elvis fan this is must buy definetly!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 10 July 2014
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Good value
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 7 Mar. 2014
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Good CD
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