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Golden Celebration Box set

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  • Audio CD (9 Feb. 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Bmg
  • ASIN: B0000015O9
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 190,607 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Harbor Lights
  2. That's All Right (Alternate Take)
  3. Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Alternate Take)
  4. I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine (Alternate Take)
  5. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (Slow Version)
  6. I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin') (Alternate Take)
  7. When It Rains, It Really Pours (Alternate Take)
  8. Shake, Rattle And Roll/Flip, Flop & Fly
  9. I Got A Woman
  10. Baby, Let's Play House
  11. Tutti Frutti
  12. Blue Suede Shoes
  13. Heartbreak Hotel
  14. Tutti Frutti
  15. I Was The One
  16. Blue Suede Shoes
  17. Heartbreak Hotel
  18. Money Honey
  19. Heartbreak Hotel

Disc: 2

  1. Intros
  2. Heartbreak Hotel
  3. Blue Suede Shoes
  4. Dialogue
  5. Blue Suede Shoes
  6. Hound Dog
  7. Dialogue With Milton Berle
  8. Dialogue
  9. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
  10. Dialogue With Steve Allen
  11. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
  12. Dialogue With Steve Allen
  13. Hound Dog
  14. Heartbreak Hotel
  15. Long Tall Sally
  16. Intros & Presentation
  17. I Was The One
  18. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
  19. Elvis Talks
  20. I Got A Woman
  21. Don't Be Cruel
  22. Ready Teddy
  23. Love Me Tender
  24. Hound Dog
  25. Vernon & Gladys Presley
  26. Nick Adams
  27. A Fan
  28. Elvis

Disc: 3

  1. Love Me Tender
  2. I Was The One
  3. I Got A Woman
  4. Announcement
  5. Don't Be Cruel
  6. Blue Suede Shoes
  7. Announcement
  8. Baby, Let's Play House
  9. Hound Dog
  10. Announcement
  11. Don't Be Cruel
  12. Elvis Talks
  13. Love Me Tender
  14. Ready Teddy
  15. Hound Dog
  16. Don't Be Cruel
  17. Ed Sullivan
  18. Love Me Tender
  19. Ed Sullivan Introduces Elvis
  20. Love Me
  21. Hound Dog
  22. Elvis' Closing Remarks
  23. Intro
  24. Hound Dog
  25. Love Me Tender
  26. Heartbreak Hotel
  27. Don't Be Cruel
  28. Too Much
  29. Elvis Talks
  30. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
  31. Ed Sullivan Speaks
  32. (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)
  33. Ed Sullivan Speaks

Disc: 4

  1. Danny Boy
  2. Soldier Boy
  3. The Fool
  4. Earth Angel
  5. I Asked The Lord (He's Only A Prayer Away)
  6. Excerpt From An Interview For TV Guide
  7. My Heart Cries For You
  8. Dark Moon
  9. Write To Me From Naples
  10. Suppose
  11. Blue Suede Shoes
  12. Tiger Man
  13. That's All Right
  14. Lawdy Miss Clawdy
  15. Baby What You Want Me To Do (Alternate Take)
  16. Love Me
  17. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
  18. Baby What You Want Me To Do (Alternate Take)
  19. Blue Christmas
  20. One Night
  21. Trying To Get To You

Product Description

(1998/RCA) 4-CD US Hardcovcover Digibook (3h:56min:31sec.) - long out of print collector's item!

Medium 1
Harbor Lights
That's All Right (alt. take)
Blue Moon Of Kentucky (alt. take)
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine(alt.take)
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone(slow vers)
I'll Never Let You Go (alt. take)
When It Rains, It Really Pours (alt. take)
Shake, Rattle And Roll/Flip, Flop and Fly
I Got A Woman
Baby, Let's Play Hous
Tutti Frutti
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Tutti Frutti
I Was The One
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Money Money
Heartbreak Hotel

Medium 2
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
Dialogue With Milton Berle
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
Dialogue With Steve Allen
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
Dialogue With Steve Allen
Hound Dog
Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally
Introductions And Presentation
I Was The One
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
Elvis Talks
I Got A Woman
Don't Be Cruel
Ready Teddy
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
Vernon & Gladys Presley
Nick Adams
A Fan

Medium 3
Love Me Tender
I Was The One
I Got A Woman
Don't Be Cruel
Blue Suede Shoes
Baby, Let's Play House
Hound Dog
Don't Be Cruel
Elvis Talks
Love Me Tender
Ready Teddy
Hound Dog
Don't Be Cruel
Ed Sullivan
Love Me Tender
Ed Sullivan Introduces Elvis
Love Me
Hound Dog
Elvis' Closing Remarks
Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Heartbreak Hotel
Don't Be Cruel

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I bought this CD because I hadent heard some of the tracks before. Great CD. Well the money I paid.
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Amazon.com: 4.9 out of 5 stars 10 reviews
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why was this deleted from the catalog? 10 Feb. 2002
By a discerning fan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Today is the fourth anniversary of this set's reissue on compact disc, and already it is out of print! First released in 1985, when Gregg Geller was briefly put in charge of the Presley catalog, it signalled the first posthumous era of respect for Presley's legacy by his record company, with its compilation of rare performances when the singer was still at the peak of his powers, including quality sound from all the 1956 television appearances, plus a historic concert in Tupelo from the same year! Except for some minor redundancy in the Sun and 1968 "comeback" material, the reissue in the 1990s fit right in a new era of quality releases when Ernst Mikael Jorgensen and Roger Semon put together the Fifties box set and consolidated the singer's best material into historically coherent, CD-length compilations (_Tomorrow Is A Long Time_, _Suspicious Minds_) and expanded reissues (the inclusion of additional hit singles as bonus tracks for the _Gold(en) Records_ series, for example), especially with the addition here of new liner notes from Colin Escott, one of the most knowledgeable writers about Elvis (aside from Peter Guralnick and Jorgensen himself). Until executives at BMG (which now owns the Presley catalog) come to their senses again, your best bet is either to find a record store that still has one last copy lying on its shelves or to order it used.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Historical Document & Suprisingly Good Sound 9 Aug. 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Excellent historical overview of early live Elvis performances. The sound is good considering the circumstances. The liner notes and B&W photographs are also very good. If your a fan, I would pick this up if you could find it.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Historic Early Performances For Serious Fans 27 Jun. 2012
By WarrenS - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This box set, originally released in 1985, highlights Elvis' historic television appearances, a sampling of informal ("home") recordings and a concert from 1956. This is a fine collection, but one that may not appeal to the casual fan while a serious collector may already have a large portion of these tracks in their library. Much of this material has been released on "Sunrise", "The Complete Sun Sessions", "Home Recordings" and the DVD box set of the 1968 NBC TV special. The recordings that have not been widely available are the songs from his early television performances. Included are his appearances on The Dorsey Brothers, Milton Berle, Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan shows. You also get the two performances he did at the "Mississippi/Alabama Fair and Dairy Show" in September of 1956. The audio quality of these "Fair" songs is not very good. Because of the time frame of these recordings, all of the tracks are in monaural sound and many of them are transfers from disk or film. That said, the set is well worth having for the historical content alone. A little gem is the "TV Guide Interview" selection that adds to the material already released on "Legendary Performer Volume 3". In this excerpt, Elvis gives a rather heated response to questions about his religious background and how it may have influenced his music. The 31 page booklet is filled with interesting information on the recordings and includes lots of photos. Be advised that since this set is out of print, it may not always be available.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome early Elvis compilation! 25 Jan. 2014
By T. Duncan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This box set is packed with early live recordings and interviews, most of which is not available on any other CD. Listening to theses CD's will give you a greater insight into who Elvis was before he became the King of Rock n Roll. It is very enjoyable and HIGHLY recommend!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In the Beginning... 27 May 2007
By Duncan Black - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio Cassette
All Music Guide: "When Gregg Geller took over responsibility for posthumous Elvis Presley releases at RCA Records in 1984, he attempted to upgrade the generally mediocre state of the label's efforts to date. Conceiving a half-centenary salute pegged to what would have been Presley's 50th birthday (January 8, 1985), he assembled a series of releases including reissues of key albums, new compilations, and, as the anchor of the celebration, this box set. Comprised of six cassettes running close to four hours, it leads off with recordings from Presley's Sun Records sessions of 1954-55 (two previously unreleased) and ends with two sides of home recordings and a slew of performances from the Elvis comeback television special in 1968. But the bulk of the box, taking up four of the six tapes, was TV and live material from 1956-57. All of Presley's small screen appearances during this period when he broke out as a national figure were included, starting with guest shots on The Dorsey Brothers' Stage Show and continuing through The Milton Berle Show, The Steve Allen Show, and The Ed Sullivan Show. And Presley's entire performance (afternoon and evening shows) at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show in his hometown of Tupelo, MS, on September 26, 1956, took up three sides. Of course, sound quality was not terrific and there was a lot of repetition, including five performances of "Heartbreak Hotel" (one of them backed by the Dorseys' orchestra) and seven of "Hound Dog." But the historical importance of the box far outweighed its flaws as a listening experience. It wasn't the kind of album you'd recommend to start a Presley collection, but it was easy to imagine tens of thousands of Presley fans who would love it, and, indeed, it was a substantial hit upon release, getting into the upper half of the charts."
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