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

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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...
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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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.]
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  • Release Date: 7/15/1997
  • Label: Rca Victor Europe
  • UPC: 078636746326
  • Catalog Number: 367463

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Elvis Presley Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
The 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
Marian Conaty Mastering
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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