Young Man With The Big Beat

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
In 1996, RCA released Elvis 56, a single-disc compilation of 21 masters and one alternate take Presley recorded during 1956, the year he became a phenomenon. Fifteen years later, RCA/Legacy bested that set with Young Man with the Beat: The Complete '56 Elvis Presley Masters, a deluxe five-disc box encompassing two discs of studio recordings, a disc of live recordings, a disc of outtakes, and a disc of interviews. Arriving just a few years after quintuple-disc box The King of Rock & Roll: The Complete '50s Masters, the 1996 disc almost seemed unnecessary, as it covered the same ground only not as thoroughly, and Young Man with the Big Beat doesn't quite ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
In 1996, RCA released Elvis 56, a single-disc compilation of 21 masters and one alternate take Presley recorded during 1956, the year he became a phenomenon. Fifteen years later, RCA/Legacy bested that set with Young Man with the Beat: The Complete '56 Elvis Presley Masters, a deluxe five-disc box encompassing two discs of studio recordings, a disc of live recordings, a disc of outtakes, and a disc of interviews. Arriving just a few years after quintuple-disc box The King of Rock & Roll: The Complete '50s Masters, the 1996 disc almost seemed unnecessary, as it covered the same ground only not as thoroughly, and Young Man with the Big Beat doesn't quite escape that criticism, either, as it appears just a year after the gargantuan Complete Elvis Presley Masters box, but the intent of the two boxes is wildly different. Where the 30-disc Complete Elvis Presley Masters boxed up his entire career, Young Man with the Big Beat puts a pivotal year under a microscope, examining it from every angle, and adds a gorgeous hardcover book and memorabilia replicas, in addition to the five discs of music. Music-wise, there is not too much new: only an unearthed performance at the Hirsch Youth Center in Shreveport, Louisiana from December, added to the end of the live disc which contains the least-heard music here. All the live cuts are of marginal audio quality -- they come from rough sources and there's only so much cleaning to be done -- but there is electricity to the performances, including the cuts from the New Frontier Hotel in Vegas, and that kineticism is palpable throughout the set, including the disc of outtakes that all have been circulated before, whether on the King of Rock & Roll box or various hardcore, fan-targeted Follow That Dream compilations. Surprises aren't really in store here, but delving so deeply into one area does reveal a few connective threads and mild revelations -- Elvis' taste for corn was surfacing this early on, and by the end of the year, the wild hepcat of Sun already was somewhat tamed, showing a flair for cool-handed crooning -- and by offering so much pure rock & roll in one concentrated yet exhaustive setting, the set does manage to re-create a portion of the wild excitement Elvis sparked in 1956. So, Young Man with the Beat winds up existing in that netherworld between a hefty historical document and nostalgic time machine; it's appealing on both fronts, but in order to find it rewarding, you need to already have some strong degree of devotion either to the King or to the year of his coronation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2011
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 886979353428
  • Catalog Number: 793534
  • Sales rank: 16,354

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blue Suede Shoes (2:02)
  2. 2 I'm Counting On You (2:25)
  3. 3 I Got a Woman (2:25)
  4. 4 One-Sided Love Affair (2:11)
  5. 5 I Love You Because (2:41)
  6. 6 Just Because (2:34)
  7. 7 Tutti Frutti (1:59)
  8. 8 Trying To Get To You (2:33)
  9. 9 I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You) (2:04)
  10. 10 I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin') (2:25)
  11. 11 Blue Moon (2:44)
  12. 12 Money Honey (2:37)
  13. 13 Heartbreak Hotel (2:09)
  14. 14 I Was the One (2:34)
  15. 15 My Baby Left Me (2:14)
  16. 16 Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (2:09)
  17. 17 Shake, Rattle & Roll (2:26)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Rip It Up (1:55)
  2. 2 Love Me (2:45)
  3. 3 When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again (2:22)
  4. 4 Long Tall Sally (1:54)
  5. 5 First In Line (3:23)
  6. 6 Paralyzed (2:25)
  7. 7 So Glad You're Mine (2:22)
  8. 8 Old Shep (4:10)
  9. 9 Ready Teddy (1:56)
  10. 10 Anyplace is Paradise (2:26)
  11. 11 How's the World Treating You (2:25)
  12. 12 How Do You Think I Feel (2:12)
  13. 13 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (2:41)
  14. 14 Hound Dog (2:17)
  15. 15 Don't Be Cruel (2:05)
  16. 16 Any Way You Want Me (That's How I Will Be) (2:15)
  17. 17 Too Much (2:34)
  18. 18 Playing For Keeps (2:53)
  19. 19 Love Me Tender (2:44)
  20. 20 Let Me (2:10)
  21. 21 Poor Boy (2:15)
  22. 22 We're Gonna Move (2:29)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Heartbreak Hotel (3:01)
  2. 2 Long Tall Sally (2:07)
  3. 3 Blue Suede Shoes (5:16)
  4. 4 Money Honey (3:00)
  5. 5 Heartbreak Hotel (2:34)
  6. 6 Long Tall Sallyl (2:09)
  7. 7 I Was the Onel (3:13)
  8. 8 Money Honeyl (2:20)
  9. 9 I Got a Womanl (3:30)
  10. 10 Blue Suede Shoesl (3:59)
  11. 11 Hound Dogl (2:47)
  12. 12 Heartbreak Hotell (1:46)
  13. 13 Long Tall Sallyl (2:38)
  14. 14 I Was the Onel (3:08)
  15. 15 Love Me Tenderl (3:29)
  16. 16 Don't Be Cruel [Live at the Robinson Memorial Auditorium (2:57)
  17. 17 Love Me (3:36)
  18. 18 I Got a Woman (3:21)
  19. 19 When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (2:48)
  20. 20 Paralyzed (2:57)
  21. 21 Hound Dog (4:30)
Disc 4
  1. 1 I Got a Woman (2:27)
  2. 2 Heartbreak Hotel (2:17)
  3. 3 I'm Counting On You (2:31)
  4. 4 I Was the One (2:32)
  5. 5 Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (2:41)
  6. 6 Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (2:21)
  7. 7 Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (2:17)
  8. 8 Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (2:20)
  9. 9 Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (2:19)
  10. 10 Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (5:06)
  11. 11 Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (2:28)
  12. 12 Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (2:33)
  13. 13 Shake, Rattle & Roll (3:12)
  14. 14 Shake, Rattle & Roll (4:19)
  15. 15 Shake, Rattle & Roll (2:36)
  16. 16 Shake, Rattle & Roll (5:08)
  17. 17 The Complete Warwick Hotel Interview (30:22)
Disc 5
  1. 1 The Complete T.V. Guide Presents Elvis" Interview (27:27)
  2. 2 Colonel Parker Interview (22:35)
  3. 3 The Truth About Me (2:10)
  4. 4 The Truth About Me Interview (10:03)
  5. 5 Victrola Radio Ad 1 (0:54)
  6. 6 Victrola Radio Ad 2 (0:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Elvis Presley Primary Artist, Guitar
Chet Atkins Guitar
Floyd Cramer Piano
The Jordanaires Background Vocals
Bill Black Bass, Background Vocals
Scotty Moore Guitar, Background Vocals
Shorty Long Piano
Johnny Bernero Drums
D.J. Fontana Drums, Background Vocals
Carl Fortina Accordion
Mike Rubin Bass
Ben Speer Background Vocals
Brock Speer Background Vocals
Gordon Stoker Piano, Background Vocals
Marvin Hughes Piano
Vito Mumolo Guitar
Jon Dodson Vocals
Rad Robinson Vocals
Charles Prescott Vocals
Luther Roundtree Banjo
Colonel Tom Parker Interviewee
Richard Cornell Drums
Dominic Frontieri Accordion
Freddie Martin Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Oscar Davis Interviewee
Technical Credits
Chet Atkins Composer
Red Foley Composer
Ray Charles Composer
Carl Perkins Composer
Elvis Presley Composer
Lloyd Price Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Leon Payne Composer
Jimmy Wakely Composer
Don Robertson Composer
Otis Blackwell Composer
Howard Biggs Composer
Hal Blair Composer
Boudleaux Bryant Composer
Bill Campbell Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Stan Kesler Composer
Bob Klein Memorabilia
Webb Pierce Composer
Aaron Schroeder Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Jesse Stone Composer
Wayne Walker Composer
Ben Weisman Composer
Ernst Mikael Jorgensen Liner Notes
Roger Semon Liner Notes, Art Direction
Gene Sullivan Composer
Mae Boren Axton Composer
Richard Penniman Composer
Bob Shelton Composer
Joe Shelton Composer
Wiley Walker Composer
Vic Anesini Mastering
Jerri Meyer Producer
Claude Demetrius Composer
Tommy Durden Composer
John Marascalco Composer
Vera Matson Composer
Rose Marie McCoy Composer
Evan Jahn Producer
Paul Wilder Interviewer
Cliff Owens Composer
Bill Peppers Composer
Joe Thomas Composer
Chris Giles Memorabilia
Sid Robin Composer
Maurice Mysels Composer
Robert Blackwell Composer
Lee Rosenberg Composer
Charles Singleton Composer
Ira Kosloff Composer
Leonard Weinman Composer
Dorothy La Bostrie Composer
Enortis Johnson Composer
Charles Calhoun Composer
Sherif Hanna Photo Courtesy
Stanley Oberst Memorabilia
Robert Brown Interviewer
Mike Stoffels Producer
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