Elvis Presley Articles by Thomas Melin
Read the latest articles about Elvis Presley by Thomas Melin.
Ever since Good Times
was released by the Follow That Dream
label two years ago I've been looking forward to Promised Land
getting the classic album
treatment as well, and earlier this month it finally arrived. After listening to the two CD's packed with alternate takes and interesting studio dialog as well as some rehearsals and undubbed masters, I can say that it was definitely worth the wait.
treatment of Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas
, released this month with the help of outtakes not being overdubbed in any way ... reveals a more intimate and sensitive side of the Christmas recordings that took place in Nashville during two nights in May, 1971. When released on the original album back in 1971, Felton Jarvis had just about used every trick in the book when it came to making overdubs on If I Get Home On Christmas Day
, adding strings, horns and a lot of backing vocals, creating what I like to call a 'bombastic Elvis sound'. Listening to the alternate takes, especially the early ones, you can almost be fooled into thinking it's another song, it sounds so much more intimate.
Interview with Per-Erik 'Pete' Hallin about Elvis Presley and gospel by Thomas Melin. Per-Erik Hallin
sang and played piano with Elvis Presley in 1973
(when he was Voice's piano player
I sometimes 'cheat' when I receive a classic album from FTD, playing the second disc with the outtakes first. Elvis (Fool) was no exception. I love the feeling of 'being thrown' into the studio, and this time around the first thing I heard was James Burton
and Chip Young picking out the intro to '(That's What You Get) For Lovin' Me
' and Felton Jarvis
asking drummer Jerry Carrigan something about which cymbal he'll use ...
Our focus today is Forty-Eight Hours To Memphis : Recorded Live On Stage In Richmond, Virginia : March 18, 1974
, one of the latest CDs from Sony's Follow That Dream Records
. The Forty-Eight Hours To Memphis title reflects that Elvis closed out his tour two days after this Richmond concert with a show in Memphis - portions of which became the 1974 album Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis.
Here we have an excellent review of Elvis' Grammy award winning album and the latest FTD release, He Touched Me : FTD Special Edition 2 CD
by Thomas Melin
/ Elvis Today for you : and watch for a joint review by Thomas and Troy Y. (Tygrrius) of '48 Hours To Memphis' coming soon to a great website near you! :-)