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Today, tomorrow and forever (never released on l.p.; #lsp10220) / Vinyl record [Vinyl-LP] [Import]

Elvis Presley Vinyl
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  • Vinyl
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B004016V4Y
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fitting Tribute 24 July 2004
Format:Audio CD
This BMG's official collection for the 25th anniversary of Elvis' death, and whilst I have seen mixed reviews in both music magazines and on the Internet, in my opinion it's a good set. This compilation spans Elvis recording career from 1954 - 1976 and the majority of it consists of previously unreleased material. There are a couple of acetates and home recordings included, but for the most part the sound quality is excellent.
The 1956 Little Rock recordings have been issued before on both bootleg and budget releases, but I think the sound quality on the new set is slightly better, and would guess that BMG have used a different source tape. The 50's out takes are for the most part good in terms of both performance and sound quality. Some of these are quite close to the masters, but this is probably an indication of the young Elvis striving for perfection in the studio, and they are no less interesting to listen to because of this.
The farm version of "Loving You" features a different arrangement to the master take, and I particularly like the alternate version of "Is It So Strange". Take 2 of "Shake Rattle And Roll" would probably have been my own personal favourite on this disc, had I not already heard a similar arrangement on take 8, (from the '50's box) but I still love that extra verse and piano solo. Disc two is split between Nashville out takes and songs from the soundtrack sessions, and whilst the quality of these songs is a little more varied than the material Elvis cut in the '50's, there are certainly some gems amongst them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just another Elvis release??? 20 Aug 2003
By sp
Format:Audio CD
Yes, but this is tremendous. Starts at the very beginning of his career and brings you through to the very end. There are so many gems in this you must sit down and savour this at your leisure.
Track Today, Tomorrow and Forever shows just how short sighted the Colonel and RCA were - this should have been one of his biggest hits (the sigh at the end says it all - he's loving it).
This CD collection shows how Elvis grew as a singer, just getting better and better from Harbour Lights, King of the Whole Wide World through to A Thing Called Love. You can listen again and again and hear something new.
A lot of people don't like these releases containing outtakes but I love them. They can show the true man, a man with a sense of humour, a man when recording the soundtrack pap just gets on with the job.
This is cracking. Invest in it today, but if you are a true Elvis fan you'll already own it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rare and unusual Elvis 13 Aug 2002
Format:Audio CD
4 Cds containing almost 100 tracks. These are mainly unreleased takes of well known tracks from throughout the career of Elvis. There are some live performances that have not been released before and soundtrack versions form some of the films. The accompanying booklet gives dates and details of all tracks. Some of the versions are somewhat less polished performances than were finally released, but many are at least as good as the previous released versions. The recordings cover his whole carfeer from the 50's up to 1977, and the earliest tracks are in mono.
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5.0 out of 5 stars boxing clever! 6 Aug 2002
Format:Audio CD
It's very easy to get all misty eyed over box sets such as last years "Live In Las Vegas" or "Platinum", and yes, these were great compilations, but this latest release tops the lot. Inclusions such as "Love Machine", "Mexico", "I got a feeling in my body", "Wonderful World", "Stay Away" "US Male" (I could go on...) raise the stakes for any future Elvis compilation set. The songs we get offered here (forget the alternate takes, just look at the songs) are off the beaten track. This is great news for those coming to Elvis for the first time off the back of ALLC single as it proves that 'our boy' isn't all Hound Dogs, Teddy Bears and Proud Mary's. It offers a wider view, and of all the box sets, is one that I know I'll come back to more often than, say A Golden Celebration. If I could give it 5+ stars I would. This isn't just hyperbole, Today, Tomorrow & Forever really does deliver.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A must for collectors...only 29 Aug 2002
By SWW
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Alternate takes can sound great because they offer new performances or arrangements (enjoy Ann Margret on the 'Today, Tomorrow, and Forever' track), but there's not many of those amongst this unreleased 100. Several tracks are obviously poorer than the originals too, which makes this CD set for collectors' ears only. Some tracks are recorded on a low-fi home recorder which interrupt the otherwise perfect sound. The 'Follow That Dream' series of single CDs has already included alternate versions of many of these songs - however this 4 CD set is a cheaper buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An intriguing collection to groove to!! 31 Aug 2002
Format: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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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value for anyone who is a true elvis fan ...
Excellent value for anyone who is a true elvis fan elvis at his very best to listen to that pure talant.
Published 26 days ago by mrs j harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellant
Published 1 month ago by cliff moore
5.0 out of 5 stars SUPERB VALUE FOR MONEY!!
I already had the original long box set released in 2003(which cost me over £43 in 2003)and when i read this was being released again for a cheaper price and a smaller box as an... Read more
Published 3 months ago by D. P. Samuel
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the King
As a big Elvis fan this album covers all types of Elvis songs from rock to ballads to gospel. One of the best albums I've listened to.
Published 5 months ago by Lynette Lovatt
5.0 out of 5 stars ELVIS BOX SET - TODAY , TOMORROW AND FOREVER
GREAT RELEASED !!!! exellent packaging and the fantantic tracks by the 50's - 60's & 70's , outakes and live performances !!!
Published 9 months ago by Marcelo
4.0 out of 5 stars 100 tracks - about 40 gems - .400 isn't bad
And now...to those gems:
Shake, Rattle, and Roll - honky tonk piano version with great closing note, similiar to Elvis' on the Milton Berle Show of April 3rd, 1956. Read more
Published on 7 Sep 2007 by Philip L. Silverman
5.0 out of 5 stars Well done BMG for a superb boxset
This is a perfect project to commemorate the death of legend for all your Elvis fans out there here is what I find are the highlights
1. All previously unreleased songs. Read more
Published on 7 Aug 2002 by Ross Curran
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