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This review is from: How Great Thou Art (Audio CD)
In 1966 the Beatles broke new ground with the legendary "Revolver"; and in turn Brian Wilson came up one better with "Pet Sounds."
But whilst all this was going on, Elvis eased into the studio, away from Hollywood and efortlessly made the masterful "How Great Thou art."
This is a classic album of gospel standards, performed by a man who never had to try, it just happened.
The title track is astonsishing, gently sung with wonderful arrangement and backing, whilst "Run On" is fast paced and edgy.
"Crying in The Chapel" is a bonus track from 1961; this was a huge huge hit in 65; #1 in Britain and #3 in America, selling millions.
This is a great multi-platinum album, and is music making at it's finest.
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Initial post: 11 Jan 2010 21:04:06 GMT
P. J. Ashwell says:
Excellent review. I think "Pet Sounds" was released first in May 1966 and "Revolver" followed in August of that year. Brian Wilson then fired back with "Good Vibrations"...............As you say whilst all this was going on Elvis Presley returned to his roots...his gospel roots. Within two years the others followed hence with a return to their roots. ("Wild Honey" and "White Album" respectively.)
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