Another fantastic release from Joan Deary:
Elvis: A Golden Celebration (50th anniversary box set)
Actually, it's a fantastic release from Gregg Geller
Joan is given a production credit for the live 1956 Tupelo recordings
, the 1959 and 1966 home demos
from Germany and California only
Geller is the Project A&R Director
for the remainder of A Golden Celebration
. It was his smart decision to omit Joan's notion of including a 1976 soundboard.
Geller was a more sophisticated fan than Deary. He did some excellent work while at RCA, not only for Elvis. He released the previously-unknown, 1963 Sam Cooke Harlem Square Club tape in 1985 to well-deserved critical reviews -- it was a revelation for Cooke fans and rock enthusiasts worldwide.
Geller's superb Presley reissues like Reconsider Baby
(1985) "set the table" for the great achievements to follow by Ernst Jørgensen.