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on 18 January 2018
This 2-disc version of `From Elvis In Memphis' sees it paired with `Back In Memphis'. (Both LP's were derived from Elvis's celebrated 1969 recording sessions in Memphis's American Studios). Leftovers and mono singles taped at those sessions are also included. This double-disc release is terrific - the sound is crystal clear and has a warmth that enhances the rawness and emotionality that were key to the original album. When released back in the day, these recordings undoubtedly benefited from a contrast effect: that Elvis's singing wasn't as technically pristine as it had been 1960-61 - and the middling quality of songs like 'It Keeps Right On a-Hurtin', 'This Is The Story and 'A Little Bit of Green' - was overlooked in an outpouring of relief that The King had at last recorded some serious music. But time had caught up with Elvis - he was older and needed to embrace more mature genres than the teen ballads and twangy-guitar pop of the early 1960's. This is an extremely tasteful remastering project, it represents great value and the enormity of Elvis's talent is plain for anyone to hear.
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on 27 January 2015
This Is The Album That Brought Elvis Back To Life And What An Album It Is , Powerful And Strong Songs That Would Stand The Solid And Unforgettable Test Of Time And Has Become One Of The Favorite Elvis Albums From All Generations Of Fans All Over The World, We Have All Kinds Of Musical Emotions Going On Here In This Great Album ..From ANGER, MOODY, REFLECTIVE , SADNESS AND DOWNRIGHT SOPPY LOVELINESS , Powerful Tracks Like Power Of My Love And Wearin" That Loved On Look, Reflective Sadness Of Long Black Limousine And The Heartache Of The Crime And Poverty Of In The Ghetto . Is Truly Amazing Demanding Vocals Pushed To The Limits But You Know What Our Man Does It With Great Style With A Voice That No Mere Mortal Can Ever Achieve , So With Album And Also The Double Vinyl Album MEMPHIS TO VEGAS/VEGAS TO MEMPHIS That Was To Be Released The Following Year , We Elvis Fans Were In For A Fantastic Whole New Journey For The Next Few Years , Exciting Times Lay Ahead . Fantastic Album, I Genuinely Recommend This Album So Highly , It Is An Essential Album For Your Collection. BUY IT
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on 9 March 2013
This is one of Elvis Presley's finest recording sessions and is further proof of his mind boggling versatility.

The year was 1969. Elvis was 34, had been married for two years, and now a father to 8 month old baby daughter Lisa-Marie. The conveyor belt Hollywood movie years from 1960 to 1969 had been a drain on his professional status, self-esteem, and reputation as rock's greatest star. But all this was about to change as he sealed up his acting career for good with a poignantly titled film called Change of Habit.

Spurred on by the highly acclaimed 1968 television special aired a month earlier, Elvis walked into American Sound Studios in Memphis Tennessee and laid down some of his best tracks. Directed by the studio owner Chips Moman and produced by Felton Jarvis - both highly accomplished in the music industry - and backed by some of the finest musicians available, Elvis had more than enough enthusiasm and energy to get the entire session wrapped up in three separate visits to the studio totalling 18 days between January and February 1969.

The resulting output was dynamic. Though the original 1969 release of From Elvis in Memphis is already highly acclaimed, I can assure you that at least 34 out of the 36 tracks on this Legacy Edition are `masterpieces'. I cannot stress enough the brilliance and importance of this colossal album. Other than creating evergreen songs like `In The Ghetto', `Kentucky Rain', and `Suspicious Minds', just wait till you hear the remaining tracks. It is Elvis at his most soulful and like you have never heard him before.

This is undoubtedly one of Elvis Presley's most important work and should rank with the brilliance of his world changing 1950s recordings and the early sixties sessions. I guarantee you hours of exhilarating listening pleasure and a totally different Elvis from the one you may know.

This double cd set is of great sound quality and comes in an attractive (but fragile) gatefold package. Every music fan should own a copy. Buy it or plead guilty!
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on 4 November 2016
Easily the best album by Elvis since the heady days of the early 60's with the great 'Elvis Is Back' along with 'Something For Everybody' and 'His Hand In Mine' running close seconds. This album though has a different sound altogether to it. Elvis' vocal texture in 1969, as demonstrated in his magnificent '68 special, resonates through this album but on an even better scale for being a studio album and not the basic sound system of NBC for the TV Special. In 1969, Chips Moman and his studio brought out the very best in Elvis' voice. Put plainly, it is a staggeringly powerful tour de force of an album and should be there in every collection of people who like Elvis. I'd even advise others who haven't got a single Elvis CD to buy this. At the asking price, it's well worth the risk.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 4 May 2015
Bought this back in March and forgot to review it.

I think this album is a game of 2 halves - for the casual Elvis fan there's a good smattering of well known tracks (Kentucky Rain, Suspicious Minds, In The Ghetto etc.). For the more dedicated collector - there's a number of great re-mastered tracks.

I've been gathering Elvis vinyl since I was 5 (if I was good my dad walked to me to the 2nd hand record shop and bought me a new album - that doesn't happen with mp3 files !!) and now that a lot of it is out of copyright and sooooooo cheap I'm re-buying them on CD and MP3s. And filling in a few missing tracks along the way. The ones I only had on 7" singles are also now being rediscovered (all my dads 78s got wrecked when his little sister, no pun intended, tap danced on them).

Personally I'd recommend this for Wearin' That Loved on Look / Long Black Limousine alone.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 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.
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on 9 October 2009
This has to be one of the best Elvis CDs ever. All the 1969 Memphis recordings in one place here Elvis in fine voice on some of his best studeo work ever to be recorded. 1969 was a great year for Elvis with the 68 comback under his belt and looking forward to his first live shows in eight years coming up in July he was on top of the world again.

See alsoSuspicious MindsandMemories: The '68 Comeback Special
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on 19 November 2014
Buyer beware. If you're ordering the vinyl take not this is the original track list and not the one advertised here.
This record does NOT contain the last five songs suspicious minds, don't cry daddy etc.
it's a gatefold album with one heavy weight180g disc. The sound is fine.
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on 28 July 2010
I have always been an ELVIS fan and when my mother recently passed away i remembered a song called MAMA LIKED THE ROSES and found it on this ELVIS cd, it was very apt for remembering her.I have found many of his songs very comforting today and in the past and would recommend any age group to listen to his music or if they can see his films.
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on 18 May 2018
Just love all Elvis!
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