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Platinum, TT&F and Close Up Compilation Box Set

Fri Jul 11, 2003 10:26 pm

I've just been killing some time this afternoon putting together a 4CD compilation
of all the best (alternate) material released on the three box sets, Platinum, TT&F and Close Up.
Taking all the best cuts (IMO) and compiling a 4CD set in near perfect sound quality.
I thought I'd post it.

Elvis: Three Decades of Excellence

CD 1: The Fabulous 50's

Harbor Lights (take 3)
That's All Right (Mama) (alternate take)
I Got A Woman (alternate take)
Heartbreak Hotel (take 6)
I'm Counting On You (take 13)
Lawdy Miss Clawdy (take 1)
Shake, Rattle and Roll (take 2)
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (take 13)
Rip It Up (take 15)
(There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) (take 9 - master)
I Beg Of You (take 11)
That's When Your Heartaches Begin (take 2)
Loving You (fast version - take 5)
Loving You (fast version - take 15)
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (take 15 - master)
Jailhouse Rock (master)
Young And Beautiful (record master - takes 21,22)
Treat Me Nice (first movie version - take 19)
(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care (take 1)
Don't Leave Me Now (movie version - second version)
Doncha' Think It's Time [take 48]
I Need Your Love Tonight (alternate take)
A Big Hunk O' Love (take 4)
I Got Stung (take 16)

CD 2: Elvis On The Silver Screen

G. I. Blues (take 6)
Pocketful Of Rainbows (takes 15, 16)
Shoppin Around (takes 4, 5)
Frankfort Special (takes 4, 5)
Tonight's All Right For Love (takes 14, 15)
Tonight Is So Right For Love - (alternate take 3)
Summer Kisses Winter Tears (take 2)
In My Way (take 2)
Wild In The Country (takes 1, 14)
Lonely Man (take 1)
I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (takes 14, 15, 16)
Ku-U-I-Po (takes 6, 7)
Slicin' Sand (takes 6, 7)
Steppin Out Of Line (take 15)
Can't Help Falling In Love (takes 14, 15, 16)
Follow That Dream (take 3)
King of the Whole Wide World (take 3)
They Remind Me Too Much of You (take 4)
Bossa Nova Baby - (take 2)
Mexico (take 2)
Today, Tomorrow and Forever (Duet) (take 2)
Roustabout [take 8]
Puppet on a String (take 10)
Please Don't Stop Loving Me (take 10)
The Love Machine (take 3)
Stay Away (take 14)

CD3: The Master In The Studio

Are You Lonesome Tonight? (takes 1&2)
It Feels So Right (take 3)
Surrender (takes 5, 6)
There's Always Me (take 2)
Kiss Me Quick (take 4)
Milky White Way (take 3)
(MarieĀ“s The Name) His Latest Flame (take 12)
Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello (take 4)
How Great Thou Art (take 4)
Somebody Bigger Than You And I (take 15)
Indescribably Blue (take 1)
You'll Never Walk Alone (take 2)
Guitar Man (take 4)
U. S. Male (take 10)
Big Boss Man (take 9)
In The Ghetto (take 3)
Suspicious Minds (alternate take)
He Touched Me (take 2)
Burning Love (alternate take)
If You Talk in Your Sleep (take 5)
Promised Land (take 5)
Pieces of Life (take 1)
Hurt (take 5)
Pledging My Love (take 3)
Way Down (take 2)

CD 4: The King Live On Stage

Heartbreak Hotel (Little Rock 1956)
Long Tall Sally (Little Rock 1956)
Blue Suede Shoes (Little Rock 1956)
Hound Dog (Little Rock 1956)
Words (Las Vegas 1969)
Johnny B. Goode (Las Vegas 1969)
Funny How Time Slips Away (Las Vegas 1969)
Runaway (Las Vegas 1969)
My Babe (Las Vegas 1969)
See See Rider (Las Vegas 1970)
Polk Salad Annie (Las Vegas 1970)
Walk a Mile in My Shoes (Las Vegas 1970)
Bridge Over Troubled Water (Las Vegas 1970)
Proud Mary (San Antonio 1972)
Never Been To Spain (San Antonio 1972)
Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel (San Antonio 1972)
How Great Thou Art (San Antonio 1972)
Suspicious Minds (San Antonio 1972)
For The Good Times (San Antonio 1972)
Burning Love (San Antonio 1972)
Can't Help Falling In Love (San Antonio 1972)
An American Trilogy (Hawaii 1973)
Steamroller Blues (Memphis 1974)
My Way (Saginaw 1977)

Fri Jul 11, 2003 11:56 pm

A few good tunes, there, Brad. ;) Seriously, great list!

But being a fool for the 70's like I am, I would have had to find a way to squeeze in For The Good Times and And I Love You So from Platinum (don't have the take numbers handy), as well as I Miss You from TT&F. I know I Miss You isn't the best song in the world, but I really love that performance.

Just don't ask me which songs that you chose I would boot in order to fit those in!