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|Elvis Presley||Primary Artist|
|Billy Edd Wheeler||Composer|
|Mike Leech||Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements|
|Colin Scott||Liner Notes|
Posted October 1, 2010
This album contains the ten cuts on the RCA Victor album "Promised Land" and eight songs from the RCA Victor album "Good Times". This leads the listener to ask why the label didn't just go the extra distance and add the two songs missing from the Good Times album.
Having said this, it was still a good listening experience to hear this collection. I became a fan of Elvis from that night in December 1968 when the Singer special (now known as the comeback special) aired. Throughout the remainder of the 1960's and 1970's, I bought every new release including the bottom-feeding Camden label albums that mixed one or two new songs with a batch of retreads from previous works.
"Promised Land", the single, is Elvis in his element. Good fast-paced rock and roll. His covers of Waylon Jennings "You Asked Me To", Jerry Reed' "Talk About the Good Times", and Conway Twitty's "There's a Honky-Tonk Angel" are distinguished by his passion for country. My personal favorites are "Mr. Songman" and "Love Song of the Year". Why "I've Got A Thing About You Baby" and "Take Good Care of Her"were not included in this release remains unexplained, but this is a good effort at any rate.
Posted June 22, 2010
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