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The full story of the gospel side of Elvis, 9 Nov. 2000
King of Rock and Roll is a title most commonly given to Elvis but the ballad singer he was and the emotion shown on this cd prove that title rather too narrow. What we have here is the full collection of Presleys gospel recordings spanning 3 decades. The ironic thing is the only grammies he ever won were in the gospel category. Not always known for his application to certain material in his career, here we find total commitment from early classics such as Peace in the Valley to Amazing Grace dating from the early seventies. You do get the impression that Elvis was trying his best for his master. This collection is complete with a few extras such as a live version of How Great Thou Art from 1974 and an unreleased section at the end to make it attractive to those who may own the material already. Excellent sound and packaging help make it a must for any Elvis fan but the pity is that the average person probably knows more about his eating habits than his gospel recordings.