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THAT OLD NASHVILLE SOUND!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Something For Everybody (Audio CD)
APTLY TITLED WHEN ORIGINALLY RELEASED IN 1961, THIS WAS A BIG SELLER FOR ELVIS, WHICH CONTAINED A BIT OF EVERYTHING THAT INFLUENCED : COUNTRY (IT'S S SIN) BLUES (GIVE ME THE RIGHT) AND POP (I'M COMING HOME) AND ROCK (I WANT YOU WITH ME).
WITH THE RELEASE OF HIS FIRST POST ARMY ALBUM "ELVIS IS BACK!", ALL OF HIS NON-MOVIE RECORDINGS WERE DONE IN NASHVILLE USING THE SAME GROUP OF MUSICIANS. WE CAN HEAR THE DISTINTIVE NASHVILLE ATMOSPHERE AND SOUND ON BOTH ALBUMS, AND THEY MAKE INTERESTING COMPANION PIECES. THE SOUND QUALITY IS ENHANCED BY DIGITAL REMASTERING.
LIKE MANY OF HIS EARLY HIT ALBUMS, IT HAS BE RE-RELEASED MANY TIMES OVER THE PAST 40 YEARS! THIS TIME BMG HAVE ISSUED EXTRA TRACKS AND HIT SINGLES THAT WERE RECORDED DURING THE SAME SESSIONS IN 1961: "SURRENDER" (A CASH IN ON THE SUCCESS OF THE ITALIAN OPERATIC "ITS NOW OR NEVER") "LITTLE SISTER"/"HIS LATEST FLAME! AND THE R&B "I FEEL SO BAD"
BY NOW ELVIS HAD MASTERED CONTROL ON HIS DELIVERY OF BALLADS, AND EASILY CONVEYS A KEEN SENSE OF DRAMA AND SUPERB TIMING ON "THERE'S ALWAYS ME", THE SWEET MELLOWNESS OF "GENTLY" AND THE MOODY "SENTIMENTAL ME". NO-ONE CAN SING QUITE LIKE THE KING! THE ORIGINAL ALBUM ART HAS BEEN LEFT INTACT (VERY NOSTALGIC OF BMG!) AND CONTAINS INTERESTING LINER NOTES!
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Initial post: 5 Jul 2010 22:05:37 BDT
Mike Hampton says:
agreed a.c this album has always been a joy to listen to. it's good to know that it's been remastered and expanded with extra tracks.another value for money album from the king.
Posted on 25 Jan 2011 17:03:52 GMT
As great an album this is, it certainly was not a big seller - 'Blue Hawaii' outsold it at least 10 fold in the U.S. !
Posted on 2 Mar 2011 23:41:36 GMT
Mark Phillips says:
Good review but PLEASE TURN THE CAPS LOCK OFF!
Posted on 30 Dec 2015 12:57:09 GMT
Mike Hampton says:
Excellent review of this great 60's album. Rockers and Ballads side by side . A perfect balance of all things that made Elvis the best. The reviewer has given a clear and concise overview of the album that is spot on!!
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