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5.0 out of 5 stars An intriguing collection to groove to!!, 31 Aug 2002
This review is from: Elvis Today Tomorrow And Forever (Audio CD)
Most fans take little notice of RCA's claims to "Unreleased versions" as most of them are available in equal quality on Bootlegs. In this case, much of the material truly is unheard.
Sure, there are lots of tracks we hardcore fans are familiar with, but even the re-issued-to-death 1956 Little Rock show is from a more complete tape than before, and the mixing on the previously heard takes is better.
But there's a veritive fest of truly rare cuts, with the title Elvis and Ann Margret duet standing out as a beautiful example. It's a joy to hear alternates of "Peices Of My Life" and "Life", and generally, the final disc is the winner. But the early stuff is well represented with ultra rare outtakes of "Harbor Lights", "Rip It Up", "Treat Me Nice", "Young And Beautiful" and "I Got A Woman" standing out.
The 60s are nicely covered and produce some hidden gems, in the form of production number outtakes from the 68 Special (TROUBLE/GUITAR MAN being notable) and some ace film cuts. The little 1969 live selection is joyous, as is the February 1970 vagas trio which opens disc four.
But when we absorb the beauty of the alternate and dubb free cuts of the likes of "Next Step Is Love", "Where Do I Go From Here", "No More", "Snowbird", "If You Talk In Your Sleep" and "For Loving Me", that's when we realise we have a masterpiece in our hands.
My personal top five highlights of the whole set?
1. Long Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On)
2. Today, Tomorrow And Forever
3. Almost
4. Let Us Pray
5. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day
The latter features a great improvised verse when Elvis cocks up the lyrics.
Buy it while you can - it's the best box set since 1990's COLLECTORS GOLD!!
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