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Absolutely Fantastic - A Masterpiece
on 19 April 2013
"From Elvis In Memphis" was a No.1 album in 1969 and deservedly so. Here Elvis is approaching his peak as an artist having made his glorious 1968 T.V special.
The album starts strongly with "Wearin That Loved On Look" and "Only the Strong Survive" and just keeps going. Now of special note here are "After Loving You", "True Love Travels On A Gravel Road" (one of the best Elvis recordings not released as an A-side single), "Any Day Now" are presented here with the best sound I've ever heard for these reecordings. This includes the 60's Masters Volume 1 box set.
Any album that boasts "In The Ghetto" as it's closing track is always going to be a masterpiece.
"Back In Memphis" continues in the same vein. "Inherit The Wind" and "This Is The Story" rank alongside "True Love Travels On A Gravel Road". Elvis was rejunivated as a mature superstar at the time of these recordings and leaves no one in doubt who is the "The King".
The legacy edition then concludes with a run through of the singles master from the time allowing "Suspicious Minds", "Don't Cry Daddy", "Rubberneckin'" (original version) and "Kentucky Rain" to be brought into the mix.
Individually the albums were fantastic, put them together on this legacy set with the extras, and you have an unsurpassed master.