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What an enjoyable way to spend just over an hour, a great compilation from 'Ace' records. This is an Elvis special edition of the 'You heard it here first' series. There are 24 tracks on the cd that Elvis recorded versions of across his long and fantastic career, some i'd heard before and some I didn't know at all (a fine assortment - I love Vern Stovall's 'Long Black Limousine'). Let me say that it's no wonder that Elvis recorded cover versions of these songs, on the whole nearly all are very strong and excellent songs and more than a handful are country tinged. In my opinion I found that the tracks fell into three catagories:-
1) A good song that has you itching to play the Elvis version e.g. 'Girl of my best friend'.
2) Great songs, great versions that Elvis did'nt change that much e.g. Carl Mann's excellent 'I'm comin' home', Jerry Reeds 'Guitar man' and Thomas Waynes 'Girl next door' which has a very presleyesque vocal and sound to it.
3) Spellbinding songs and versions that equal that of Elvis - Bob Dylan's 'Tomorrow is a long time' is both powerful and tender at the same time and Tony Joe Whites 'For Ol' times sake' is just so heartbreaking - the lyrics must have struck a chord with Elvis as many of the latter songs on the compilation must have done.
Overall, I strongly recommend this cd even if your not an Elvis fan.
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Initial post: 3 Apr 2012 21:46:19 BDT
S. Woodward says:
Ace have announced on their website that track 21 was an error in the production process. Corrected copies are available from them with Pieces Of My Life as it should be.
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2012 06:36:28 BDT
Amazon Customer says:
Cheers oldies fan, I spoke to the wonderful people at Ace last week when I told them of there rare mistake - they said they were going to repress the cd. What a great reissue house they are. Cheers.
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