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Truly, a life in music...,
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Wonderful box set. It's all here, the big hits and tons of outtakes and rare tracks. The sound on some of the alternate takes and live performances is a bit 'scratchy' because it was purposely not remastered, but I actually like it...it gives it a nice touch of the past. This is probably more of a collector's edition but I'm no collector and I absolutely love it. When I want to listen to The King, I listen to this set. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to go a little deeper into this man's music, which had a lot more to offer than just the big hits we all know. 5 stars.
I've had this set for over a month now and can say this: This IS a collector's item. The music here is brilliant. There was real care taken in the choice of tracks, mastering and presentation. As some one relatively new to Elvis Presley (I was 5 years old when he died...) I cannot describe what being 'new' to his music is like. Elvis, Little Richard and Chuck Berry basically invented rock and roll and, with that, modern music. I used to see this man as a joke; The fat guy in jump suits doing Vegas shows but, NO, nothing could be further from the truth. The music he made was REVOLUTIONARY; Music that changed music forever. In a short time, I have become an avid Elvis fan and this set has a special place on my shelf and in my CD changer. I would recommend you buy this limited edition before it starts to sell upwards of £100 (and I bet it will soon.)