Elvis Presley Articles by Thomas Melin

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Review : Promised Land : FTD 2 CD Classic Album

... Promised Land is without a doubt one of the best releases from the Follow That Dream label this year. It's one that I will return to many times, together with Good Times and Raised On Rock, the other two classic albums making up what could be called 'The Stax Trilogy'... Highly recommended.
Elvis Reviews, Elvis Articles, FTD, By Thomas Melin

Review : Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas FTD 2 CD Special Edition

FTD's 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. Read the review and view cover art ...
Elvis Reviews, Elvis CD Reviews, FTD, By Thomas Melin

Interview with Per-Erik 'Pete' Hallin about Elvis Presley and gospel

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 and 1974 (when he was Voice's piano player).

Review : Elvis (Fool) : FTD Special Edition 2 CD

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 ...
Elvis Reviews, Elvis CD Reviews, FTD, By Thomas Melin

Review : Forty-Eight Hours To Memphis FTD CD : Recorded Live On Stage In Richmond, Virginia

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.

Review : He Touched Me : FTD Special Edition 2 CD

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! :-)
Elvis Reviews, Elvis CD Reviews, FTD, By Thomas Melin