A Touch of Platinum, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The second volume of A Touch of Platinum, following the first by five months, is another two-disc set completing an examination of Elvis Presley's recording career by using both familiar recordings and alternate takes. Just as Volume 1 was an abbreviated version of the first two discs of the 1997 four-CD box set Platinum: A Life in Music, this second volume is an abbreviated version of the last two discs, containing 44 of the original 50 tracks. Eighteen of the selections are alternates, but whether similar studio takes or rehearsals, they are of curiosity value only. The story picks up with Presley's 1968 comeback special and follows with the late-'60s hits "In the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The second volume of A Touch of Platinum, following the first by five months, is another two-disc set completing an examination of Elvis Presley's recording career by using both familiar recordings and alternate takes. Just as Volume 1 was an abbreviated version of the first two discs of the 1997 four-CD box set Platinum: A Life in Music, this second volume is an abbreviated version of the last two discs, containing 44 of the original 50 tracks. Eighteen of the selections are alternates, but whether similar studio takes or rehearsals, they are of curiosity value only. The story picks up with Presley's 1968 comeback special and follows with the late-'60s hits "In the Ghetto" and "Suspicious Minds" both alternates, the Las Vegas shows, more studio recordings, and concert material from the '70s. While the two volumes of A Touch of Platinum take the listener through Presley's career chronologically, there is so much similar material on the market that they are hard to recommend to anyone but the committed fans, who need no such encouragement.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/14/1998
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 078636759326
  • Catalog Number: 67593

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tiger Man (2:46)
  2. 2 When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again (0:35)
  3. 3 Trying to Get to You (2:56)
  4. 4 If I Can Dream (3:08)
  5. 5 In the Ghetto (2:40)
  6. 6 Suspicious Minds (3:18)
  7. 7 Baby, What You Want Me to Do (2:18)
  8. 8 Words (2:33)
  9. 9 Johnny B. Goode (2:04)
  10. 10 Release Me (1:48)
  11. 11 See See Rider (2:47)
  12. 12 The Wonder of You (2:37)
  13. 13 You Don't Have to Say You Love Me (2:30)
  14. 14 Funny How Time Slips Away (4:19)
  15. 15 I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water (4:15)
  16. 16 I Was the One (1:02)
  17. 17 Cattle Call (0:25)
  18. 18 Baby Let's Play House (1:10)
  19. 19 Don't (1:56)
  20. 20 Money Honey (1:24)
  21. 21 What'd I Say (4:46)
  22. 22 Bridge over Troubled Water (4:12)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Miracle of the Rosary (1:52)
  2. 2 Bosom of Abraham (1:38)
  3. 3 I'll Be Home on Christmas Day (3:49)
  4. 4 Burning Love (3:04)
  5. 5 Separate Ways (2:37)
  6. 6 Always on My Mind (3:32)
  7. 7 An American Trilogy (4:16)
  8. 8 Take Good Care of Her (2:53)
  9. 9 I've Got a Thing About You Baby (2:20)
  10. 10 Are You Sincere (2:01)
  11. 11 Promised Land (3:21)
  12. 12 Steamroller Blues (2:50)
  13. 13 And I Love You So (3:40)
  14. 14 T-R-O-U-B-L-E (3:02)
  15. 15 Danny Boy (3:53)
  16. 16 Moody Blue (2:49)
  17. 17 Hurt (2:09)
  18. 18 For the Heart (3:47)
  19. 19 Pledging My Love (4:52)
  20. 20 Way Down (3:49)
  21. 21 My Way (3:49)
  22. 22 (Excerpt from) the Jaycees Speech (0:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Elvis Presley Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
James Burton Guitar
The Blossoms Background Vocals
The Sweet Inspirations Background Vocals
Dolores Edgin Background Vocals
Ginger Holladay Background Vocals
The Imperials Quartet Background Vocals
June Page Background Vocals
Temple Riser Background Vocals
Myrna Smith Background Vocals
J.D. Sumner Background Vocals
The Stamps Background Vocals
Kathy Westmoreland Background Vocals
VOICE Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Joe Hill Louis Composer
Mac Davis Composer
Paul Anka Composer
Elvis Presley Composer
Don Randi Contributor
Mike Deasy Sr. Contributor
Scotty Moore Contributor
Bobby Wood Contributor
Ma Rainey Composer
Hal Blaine Contributor
Duke Bardwell Contributor
Dick Baxter Engineer
Simon Napier-Bell Composer
Chuck Berghofer Contributor
Hal Blair Composer
Tony Brown Contributor
Kenny Buttrey Contributor
Jerry Carrigan Contributor
Vincent Caro Mastering
Gene Chrisman Contributor
Brian Christian Engineer
Johnny Christopher Contributor
Tommy Cogbill Contributor
Glen D. Hardin Contributor
Pino Donaggio Composer
Bobby Emmons Contributor
Dennis Ferrante Engineer
D.J. Fontana Contributor
Emory Gordy Contributor
Charlie Hodge Contributor
Bones Howe Engineer
William Johnson Composer
Bob Lanning Contributor
Mike Leech Contributor
Al Lewis Composer
George McFadden Composer
Eddie Miller Composer
Chips Moman Engineer
Mike Moran Engineer
Larry Muhoberac Contributor
James Nichols Engineer, Mastering
Bobby Ogdin Contributor
Norbert Putnam Contributor
Don Robey Composer
Jerry Scheff Contributor
Aaron Schroeder Composer
Shelby Singleton Composer
Glen Spreen Contributor
Tommy Tedesco Contributor
Vicki Wickham Composer
John Wilkinson Contributor
Reggie Young Contributor
Ernst Mikael Jorgensen Art Direction
Roger Semon Art Direction
Charlie McCoy Composer, Contributor
Gene Sullivan Composer
Wiley Walker Composer
Phillip Brooks Composer
Claude Demetrius Composer
Jacques Revaux Composer
Claude Fran├žois Composer
Gilles Thibault Composer
Ferdinand Washington Composer
Dub Williams Composer
Robert Yount Composer
Tom Brown Engineer
Al Casey Contributor
Ed Warren Composer
Traditional Composer
Vito Pallavicini Composer
Ron Olson Engineer
Eddie Miller Composer
Bill Peppers Composer
Michael Jarrett Composer
Lewis Burns Composer
Frederick Edward Weatherly Composer
Joe Balogh Composer
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