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50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong: Elvis' Golden Records, Vol. 2 [Bonus Tracks]
     

50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong: Elvis' Golden Records, Vol. 2 [Bonus Tracks]

by Elvis Presley
 

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The release of this album, seen in its proper historical context, is an indicator of just how bright Elvis Presley's star shone in the late '50s. His first hits collection was issued in March 1958, on the eve of his going into the Army; his second was the first "volume two" greatest-hits album ever issued on a rock & roll star, appearing weeks ahead of his leaving the

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The release of this album, seen in its proper historical context, is an indicator of just how bright Elvis Presley's star shone in the late '50s. His first hits collection was issued in March 1958, on the eve of his going into the Army; his second was the first "volume two" greatest-hits album ever issued on a rock & roll star, appearing weeks ahead of his leaving the Army in March 1960. Anyone who buys the notion that Elvis was "tamed" during his first years at RCA will find revelation in "A Big Hunk of Love," "I Need Your Love Tonight," and "I Got Stung," some of the greatest pieces of hard rock & roll that the King ever cut -- and all were recorded in the midst of Elvis' stay in the Army, in a hastily arranged session in Nashville during June 1958. The 1997 remastering works better on this material than it did on the earlier Golden Records; the more expansive sound doesn't detract a bit from the power of the music, and the quality of Elvis' singing, coupled with his choice of material, was reaching its peak. By this time, his voice was becoming one of the finest instruments in rock & roll, his idolization of Dean Martin and other popular singers paying off with a degree of control and articulation that his rivals could only envy, and it's all laid out here on what are still some pretty hard-rocking sides. [The remastered edition not only improves the sound significantly, but adds eight songs to the original ten. The notes are thorough, although they reveal the stretching that the producers were engaged in by citing British releases as the justification for inclusion. But the quality of the music is undeniable.]

Product Details

Release Date:
07/15/1997
Label:
Rca Victor Europe
UPC:
0078636746326
catalogNumber:
367463

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Performance Credits

Elvis Presley   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Jordanaires   Vocals

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Ivory Joe Hunter   Composer
Hank Snow   Composer
Ted Nugent   Composer
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Fats Domino   Composer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes
Stan Kesler   Composer
Clyde Otis   Composer
Mike Reid   Composer
Aaron Schroeder   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Ben Weisman   Composer
Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey   Composer
Kelly Owens   Composer
David Hill   Composer
Claude Demetrius   Composer
Pearl King   Composer
Jessie Mae Robinson   Composer
Sid Wayne   Composer
Moody Russell   Composer
Bill Trader   Composer
Bert Carroll   Composer
Bickley S. Reichmer   Composer
Rose Marie McCoy   Composer
Cliff Owens   Composer

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