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4.8 out of 5 stars
Walk A Mile In My Shoes: The Essential 70's Masters
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on 27 September 2017
Had to knock off a star for what was a much anticipated third volume in the masters set. Firstly it's great these have been released in a cheaper book size. The first two discs are A and B sides of singles released during the 70s. The second and third discs are alternate takes that give a behind the scenes look at the session and the final disc is comprised of live highlights.
My problem was and is the approach to this set by the producers which greatly differs to the 50s and 60s sets. This set should have contained all the 70s studio masters as they did and if space allowed then a disc of live stuff. Why change the brief for this set alone?
The songs and selections are great but as a set that's part of a series that was supposed to showcase the studio music it jars and becomes less listenable when compared.
A fourth set could have been dedicated to live performances, in fact the Vegas set does just that. So 10 out of 10 for content on this one but 6 out of 10 for presentation.
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on 1 May 2015
Anyone Who Has Read My Other Reviews On My Elvis Purchases ( SHOWROOM INTERNATIONALE & THAT"S THE WAY IT IS - 4 L.P 180 GRAM VINYL) . Will Know How Much That I Love This Period Of Elvis, I Had Purchased This Set On It"s First Release Way Back In 1995 Which Was Released In A L.P Sized Box Set Continuing From The Other Two Box Sets " 50"S & 60"S Releases That Were Introduced In 1992 & 1993.
And I Still Have Them But Even Though They Are Still In Very Good Condition , I Thought That I Would Buy Them Again With These New Slimline Remastered Sets, I Am So Glad That I Have, As The Sound Has Really Improved On This Excellent 5 C.D. Set,
Much More Smooth Than The Original Release And Brings Out Elvis Voice So Strongly And Clearer It"s Brilliant,
The First Two Discs In This Set Are The Singles That Were Released Throughout That Period Of Course, Disc Three Has Various Versions From His Studio Albums , Begining With TWENTY DAY"S AND TWENTY NIGHTS ; From The Fantastic That"s The Way It Is Album, Then We Have Tracks From Other Albums Released In That Time, Including , ELVIS COUNTRY, LOVE LETTERS , HE TOUCHED ME , ELVIS NOW.
All Great Albums In Their Own Right, Disc four , Follows On From Disc.3 , With Albums , FOOL, GOOD TIMES, PROMISED LAND , The BOULEVARD album , All Fantastic, BUT Disc Five Is An Excellent Live Show Performance And Elvis Becomes ELECTRIC , POWERFUL , ENERGETIC BEST, Elvis Was So Much The People"s Greatest Ever Live Performer That No Other Artist Could Ever Compete With , ( I Include SINATRA AND STREISAND Among Them) Elvis Concerts Sold Out Within Hours From When Tickets Went On Sale Throughout The 1970"s , Yes Even Through His Latter Years, Elvis Was The Very First Performer To Completely Fill MADISON SQUARE GARDEN To It"s Capacity In 1972....And It Is Easy To See Why , When You Listen To Disc.5 In This Box Set, Elvis Was In Totally Command And Had His Audience In The Palm Of His Hand, They Were Having Fun , Crying And Even Wetting Themselves With Pure And Utter Excitement , Our Man Was , Funny, Naughty , Playful And Teasing With His Innuendo"s All Done With A Cheeky Knowing Grin,
The Total Power In His Vocals Were Mind Blowing With Songs Such As The Hugely Popular POLK SALAD ANNIE , Fans Favorite SUSPICIOUS MINDS, The Fantastic YOU"VE LOST THAT LOVING FEELING.....This Was Elvis At His Best With These Concerts And I Urge You To Buy This Brilliant Set Right Now And Experience The 1970"s With The One And Only ELVIS PRESLEY.
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on 25 August 2017
Almost all the single 'A' sides & 'B' sides (except 'Mama Liked The Roses'). I now have recordings that I could not find on cd before 'Rags To Riches' and 'I've Got A Thing About You Baby'. There are records I have never heard before with studio highlights from LPs and live shows all on 5 cd discs enclosed in a thick book of information. The only thing I don't like is the fragile disc storage design (I keep them in separate plastic wallets)
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on 20 October 2011
Elvis made great records in the 50's, 60's and 70,s and even today with some great re-mixs but i like Elvis live in the 70's most of all.

yes most fans will have most of these tracks already and ther are many non live tracks to show just how great his voice was on and off the stage so if you like Elvis in the 70's buy this set the sound quaity is fantastic.
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on 14 February 2015
The item is worth every penny. Such a high quality item.
I prefer the 70's Elvis, so this is perfect.

The book inside is very high quality and full of great info and images.
I would recommend this to ANYONE as it's a great item. One negative is the way the Discs are placed inside. When removing/inserting the discs you feel like your close to snapping them as it takes some force.

But that's the only negative I can see.
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on 24 July 2013
A classy, quality boxed set

Yes there is a little difficulty in getting the discs in and out as others have noted but the music itself is well worthwhile and the disc problem fades into insignificance.

For a quantative overview of Elvis's 70's output it doesn't get much better than this
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on 10 November 2017
Excellent cd's well worth the price one very happy customer. Delivery on time. Beautiful presented. Thank you Amazon for your service
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on 7 June 2012
Bought this for my partner who has loads of earlier Elvis CDs but not many of the later ones. We are really pleased with it, both the design of the box and the variety of songs. Would like to point out, however, that when it was played on the computer, all the album details, title, and list of songs, came up in Japanese! We can't find a way to change this so are having to delete details on all 5 discs and re enter in English! Very time consuming!
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on 13 October 2011
Five stars for the music. Minus one for the packaging.

Never have I had so much trouble getting a CD out of it's case. They are using a sort of spring-loaded method that I haven't seen before where you have to push the CD's from the top-edge downwards to free them. For me this was not intuitive and more importantly several of the CD's look like they are being bent by this mechanism though all play fine at the moment.
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on 15 February 2018
THE KING what else is there to say !!
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