Elvis Presley Platinum: A Life In Music (4-CD)

Platinum: A Life In Music (4-CD)
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Format: CD  (4 Discs)
Item:  RCA 67469
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1997
  • Label: BMG / Elvis

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 8/21/97, p.108
4 Stars (out of 5) - "...an amazing and revelatory journey encompassing explosive rock & roll, hard-edged country, slow-boiling R&B, sentimental pop, soul-baring spirituals, a haunting stab at folk...and a single tenderhearted Christmas entry..."
Entertainment Weekly - 7/18/97, pp.81-82
"...PLATINUM is full of blues shouts, gospel meditations, rockabilly shuffles--all of which fry with a kind of fatback jubilation that Elvis never got to explore in his movie ditties..." - Rating: B
NME (Magazine) - 8/2/97, p.38
"...His legend may be sullied and omnipresent, his music distorted and overly familiar and his life parodied and documented to a suffocating degree, but this compilation at least reminds you why he was the King and why his music meant so much..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.I'll Never Stand In Your Way
  • Buy for $1.292.That's All Right (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.993.Blue Moon (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.994.Good Rockin' Tonight
  • Buy for $0.995.Mystery Train
  • Buy for $0.996.I Got A Woman (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $1.297.Heartbreak Hotel (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.998.I'm Counting On You (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.999.Shake, Rattle And Roll / Flip, Flop & Fly
  • Buy for $0.9910.Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.9911.I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.9912.Hound Dog
  • Buy for $0.9913.Don't Be Cruel
  • Buy for $0.9914.Rip It Up (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $1.2915.Love Me Tender
  • Buy for $0.9916.When The Saints Go Marching In
  • Buy for $0.9917.All Shook Up
  • Buy for $1.2918.(There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.9919.Blueberry Hill
  • Buy for $0.9920.(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
  • Buy for $0.9921.Jailhouse Rock
  • Buy for $0.9922.New Orleans
  • Buy for $0.9923.I Need Your Love Tonight (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.9924.A Big Hunk O' Love (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.9925.Bad Nauheim: I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen / I Will Be True / It's Been So Long Darling

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $0.991.Stuck On You
  • Buy for $0.992.Fame And Fortune
  • Buy for $1.293.It's Now Or Never
  • Buy for $0.994.It Feels So Right (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.995.A Mess Of Blues (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.996.Are You Lonesome Tonight?
  • Buy for $0.997.Reconsider Baby
  • Buy for $0.998.Tonight Is So Right For Love (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.999.His Hand In Mine (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.9910.Milky White Way (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.9911.I'm Comin' Home (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.9912.I Feel So Bad (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $1.2913.Can't Help Falling In Love
  • Buy for $0.9914.Something Blue (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.9915.Return To Sender
  • Buy for $1.2916.Bossa Nova Baby (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $1.2917.How Great Thou Art (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.9918.Guitar Man (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.9919.You'll Never Walk Alone (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.9920.Oh How I Love Jesus
  • Buy for $0.9921.Tennessee Waltz
  • Buy for $0.9922.Blowin' In The Wind
  • Buy for $0.9923.I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
  • Buy for $0.9924.I'm Beginning To Forget You
  • Buy for $0.9925.After Loving You

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • Buy for $0.991.I Got A Woman
  • Buy for $0.992.Tiger Man
  • Buy for $0.993.When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
  • Buy for $0.994.Trying To Get To You
  • Buy for $0.995.If I Can Dream (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $1.296.In The Ghetto (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $1.297.Suspicious Minds (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.998.Power Of My Love (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.999.Baby, What You Want Me To Do
  • Buy for $0.9910.Words
  • Buy for $0.9911.Johnny B. Goode
  • Buy for $0.9912.Release Me
  • Buy for $0.9913.See See Rider
  • Buy for $0.9914.The Wonder Of You
  • Buy for $0.9915.The Sound Of Your Cry (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.9916.You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
  • Buy for $0.9917.Funny How Time Slips Away
  • Buy for $0.9918.I Wash My Hands In Muddy Water
  • Buy for $0.9919.I Was The One
  • Buy for $0.9920.Cattle Call
  • Buy for $0.9921.Baby, Let's Play House
  • Buy for $0.9922.Don't
  • Buy for $0.9923.Money Honey
  • Buy for $0.9924.What'd I Say
  • Buy for $0.9925.Bridge Over Troubled Water

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • Buy for $0.991.Miracle Of The Rosary (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.992.He Touched Me (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.993.Bosom Of Abraham (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $1.294.I'll Be Home On Christmas Day (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.995.For The Good Times (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $1.296.Burning Love (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.997.Separate Ways (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.998.Always On My Mind (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.999.An American Trilogy
  • Buy for $0.9910.Take Good Care Of Her (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.9911.I've Got A Thing About You Baby
  • Buy for $0.9912.Are You Sincere (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.9913.It's Midnight (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.9914.Promised Land (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.9915.Steamroller Blues
  • Buy for $0.9916.And I Love You So (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.9917.T-R-O-U-B-L-E
  • Buy for $0.9918.Danny Boy (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.9919.Moody Blue
  • Buy for $0.9920.Hurt (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.9921.For The Heart (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.9922.Pledging My Love (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.9923.Way Down (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $1.2924.My Way / The Jaycees Speech
  • Buy for $0.9925.The Jaycees Speech

Product Description:

This 4-CD box set contains a 48-page book and consists mostly of previously-unreleased alternate takes of Presley's hits.
Personnel includes: Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, D.J. Fontana, Chet Atkins, Floyd Kramer, Shorty Long, Marvin Hughes, Hilmer "Tiny" Timbrell, Dudley Brooks, Bob Moore, Hank Garland, Buddy Harman, Boots Randolph, Ray Siegel, Al Casey, Hal Blaine, Jerry Reed, Charlie Hodge, Tommy Tedesco, Reggie Young, Bobby Emmons, Mike Leech, James Burton, John Wilkinson, Jerry Carrigan, Glen Spreen, Emory Gordy, Tommy Hensley, Johnny Christopher, Bobby Ogdin, The Bobby Morris Orchestra, The Joe Guercio Orchestra, Ben & Brock Speer, The Jordanaires, The Imperials Quartet, June Page, Dolores Edgin, The Blossoms, The Sweet Inspirations, Ginger Holladay, Temple Riser, Kathy Westmoreland, J.D. Summer and The Stamps, Myrna Smith.
Compilation producers: Ernst Mikael Jorgensen, Roger Semon.
Engineers include: Sam Phillips, Thorne Nogar, Bill Porter.
Recorded between 1954 and 1970. Includes liner notes by Colin Escott.
Personnel: Dolores Edgin, June Page, Temple Riser, Myrna Smith, Ginger Holladay, VOICE , Hugh Jarrett, J.D. Sumner, Kathy Westmoreland, Ray C. Walker, The Blossoms, The Imperials Quartet, The Sweet Inspirations, Ben Speer, Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Millie Kirkham, Brock Speer (vocals); James Burton (guitar).
Audio Mixer: Dennis Ferrante.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Chet Atkins; Chip Young; Chuck Berghofer; D.J. Fontana; Don Randi; Dudley Brooks; Duke Bardwell; Elvis Presley; Emory Gordy; Floyd Cramer; John Wilkinson; Bernie Mattinson; Gene Chrisman; Ray Siegel; Bob Moore ; Glen D. Hardin; Glen Spreen; Grady Martin; Mike Deasy Sr. ; Hal Blaine; Hank Garland; Harold Bradley; Henry Slaughter; Al Casey ; Tony Brown ; Jerry Reed; Jerry Scheff; Jimmie Haskell; Johnny Christopher; Kenny Buttrey; Marvin Hughes; Mike Leech; Norbert Putnam; Pete Drake; Reggie Young ; Scotty Moore; Shorty Long; Tom Hensley; Tommy Cogbill; Tommy Tedesco ; Barney Kessel; Bill Black; Emil Richards; Jerry Carrigan; Tiny Timbrell; Larry Muhoberac; Bob Lanning; Bobby Emmons; Bobby Ogdin; Bobby Wood; Boots Randolph; Buddy Harman; Charlie Hodge; Charlie McCoy .
You probably think you've heard all there is to hear from The King, what with countless Elvis retrospectives, anthologies and reissues flooding the market. While PLATINUM is far from the first Elvis box, it's unique in that it's composed largely of previously unreleased material. Four discs cover every phase of Presley's career, from young Memphis hip-shaker to middle-aged Vegas hip-shaker, adding a fresh perspective to each period.
It's both an education and a kick to hear alternate versions of songs as ingrained in the public consciousness as "That's All Right," and others from Elvis' legendary Sun sessions. Obscure delights like 1969's "Power Of My Love" update one of rock & roll's most stellar legacies. Off-the-cuff recordings and live TV performances contribute further to this set, which proves that even the most zealous Elvis fan hasn't heard the whole story yet.

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  • Sales Rank: 43,083
  • UPC: 078636746920
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95/lbs (approx)
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