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4.7 out of 5 stars
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4.7 out of 5 stars
Elvis Live
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Price:£9.21+ £1.95 shipping


on 16 July 2007
This is a first-rate 20-track compilation for anyone wanting to find out what Elvis Presley sounded like live in the last decade of his career. The selection is taken from various live albums and the songs are presented here as belonging to one single concert. The first half of the programme is covered by 1969-70 recordings with outstanding versions of "Johnny B. Goode", "Suspicious Minds" (the best-ever live cut from the 1969 "Elvis in Person" album), "Polk Salad Annie", "The Wonder of You", "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water". The second half features the hit single "Burning Love" taken from "Aloha" and the great 1974 live in Memphis rendition of "How Great Thou Art". The disc concludes with the unavoidable "Unchained Melody" from 1977, although they should have added "Can't Help Falling in Love", and why not the now classic 'Elvis has left the building' announcement.

The sound has been upgraded significantly (by Vic Anesini) and the remixed songs have real punch and power, also emphasizing the crack band that worked with Elvis. The general public at whom this CD is aimed won't be bothered by the misprint in the second half of the programme which claims that "You Gave Me A Mountain" and "An American Trilogy" are from 1972, while in fact they were taken from the "Aloha" album from a year later. The 1972 recordings might indeed have been a better choice, but let this not spoil your fun with this great disc, reminding us above all what a fantastic live performer Elvis was. At mid-price this is a real bargain.
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on 6 November 2009
This has got to be one of the best and most original compilations of Elvis material. Not hastily packaged together and churned out, like so so many of his CD's just to generate interest and for marketing purposes. It seems like some thought has been put into compiling this CD and it is an absolutely top notch mix of some of Elvis's best songs and performances... and live to boot!!
I have lost track of the amount of times I have listened to this whilst riding on my motorbike. Beats much of todays music hands down, and that's why Elvis Presley has stood the test of time.

The King truly is a legend....
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on 7 March 2013
This album is great value & a superb introduction for anyone not yet familiar with the sheer talent & absolute entertainment of ELVIS live. This makes for an ideal & affordable gift too.
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on 17 September 2013
Elvis at his best, a must have for any elvis fan.
One of the best live cd 's I've heard, and shows Elvis's fantastic musical range of songs he always did.
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on 9 April 2016
I'm a bit of an Elvis fan - just love Lee Memphis King: he is the king of the Elvis acts, but this CD is fab. All the best Elvis songs here including the great "Just can't help believing" when Elvis fluffs the lyric, singing one verse differently to the backing singers, and giggling: priceless.
BUY BUY BUY - better still see Lee Memphis King. I am seriously not anything to do with him but we go every time he comes to our local theatre - he's the closest you'll come to the real thing.
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on 19 April 2014
A really good album. Downloaded it to my kindle. Really good sound especially through headphones. Always a bit dubious as there are loads of Elvis albums and some of the quality isn't always great on the cheaper ones but this one doesn't disappoint at all . This album also has a good range of music.
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on 9 November 2011
great vic anesini remix, no need for anymore words.a perfect cd to introduce to people, all elvis fans.
and to those who will be.
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on 6 June 2015
Very poor quality and now unable to listen to the cd as its so quite, unable to return as no paper work enclosed
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on 14 December 2015
Fantastic album with an incredible remastered sound. Long live the king!!!!!
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on 20 May 2015
How do you get so many brilliant tracks on one cd simple you buy this
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