A Touch of Platinum

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Released a few months after the limited-edition four-disc box Elvis Presley Platinum: A Life in Music went out of print, the double-disc, 44-track A Touch of Platinum contains the majority of the essential rarities that only appeared on that box. Among the featured highlights are the 1954 demo of "I'll Never Stand In Your Way" that Elvis cut as a teenager, several live recordings, alternate takes of hit singles, performances from television shows, and private recordings from his personal vaults. Instead of selecting nothing but rarities for this set, RCA still pads it out with hits that have been re-released countless times -- "Mystery Train," "All Shook Up," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Released a few months after the limited-edition four-disc box Elvis Presley Platinum: A Life in Music went out of print, the double-disc, 44-track A Touch of Platinum contains the majority of the essential rarities that only appeared on that box. Among the featured highlights are the 1954 demo of "I'll Never Stand In Your Way" that Elvis cut as a teenager, several live recordings, alternate takes of hit singles, performances from television shows, and private recordings from his personal vaults. Instead of selecting nothing but rarities for this set, RCA still pads it out with hits that have been re-released countless times -- "Mystery Train," "All Shook Up," "Jailhouse Rock," "It's Now or Never," "Can't Help Falling in Love" -- which decreases the value of the package somewhat; it would have been better for collectors and casual fans alike if this was nothing but rarities. Nevertheless, it has enough little gems to make it worthwhile for any serious fan who didn't invest in the box set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/24/1998
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 078636759227
  • Catalog Number: 67592

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Elvis Presley Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
The Jordanaires Background Vocals, Group
Dolores Edgin Background Vocals
The Imperials Quartet Background Vocals, Group
Millie Kirkham Background Vocals
June Page Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Chet Atkins Contributor
Floyd Cramer Contributor
Hank Garland Contributor
Jerry Reed Composer, Contributor
Ray Charles Composer
Elvis Presley Arranger, Composer
Barney Kessel Contributor
Bill Black Contributor
Pete Drake Contributor
Scotty Moore Contributor
Grady Martin Contributor
Shorty Long Contributor
Hal Blaine Contributor
Harold Bradley Contributor
Dudley Brooks Contributor
Larry Byrom Composer
Vincent Caro Engineer, Mastering
Chip Young Contributor
Virgil Evans Composer
Dennis Ferrante Engineer
D.J. Fontana Contributor
Wally Gold Composer
Buddy Harman Contributor
Charlie Hodge Contributor
Deadric Malone Composer
Bernie Mattinson Contributor
Tom McCluskey Engineer
James Nichols Engineer, Mastering
Thorne Nogar Engineer
Al Pachucki Engineer
Boots Randolph Contributor
Emil Richards Contributor
Jimmy Rogers Composer
Aaron Schroeder Composer
Ray Siegel Contributor
Tiny Timbrell Contributor
Ernst Mikael Jorgensen Art Direction
Roger Semon Art Direction
Marvin Hughes Contributor
Charlie McCoy Contributor
Bob Moore Contributor
Sam Phillips Engineer
Jerry Reed Hubbard Composer
Mae Boren Axton Composer
Henry Slaughter Contributor
Dalita Keumurian Contributor
Paul Brizzi Engineer
Marian Conaty Engineer
Michael Omansky Contributor
Lou Kosloff Composer
Klaus Schmalenbach Contributor
Bill Porter Engineer
Tommy Durden Composer
James Malloy Engineer
Renald Richard Composer
Joseph Scott Composer
Eduardo DeCapua Composer
George Mysels Composer
Willie Phelps Composer
Johnny Lantz Composer
Jerome Doc Pomus Composer
Robert A. Blackwell Composer
Landers Coleman Composer
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