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Close Up - Elvis Presley

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Genre: Rock - Classic Rock / Artist: Elvis Presley / Box set / Audio CD released 2003-07-07 at Bmg

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      12.11.2008 17:57
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      Elvis Close Up

      CLOSE UP is another of the fantastic 4 CD box sets which BMG produced a few years ago (other excellent sets are LIVE IN LAS VEGAS and TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER).

      This one is a career retrospective featuring a great many previously unreleased tracks. Songs are grouped together according to theme - so songs recorded in Nashville are grouped together for example, as are those Elvis recorded for some of his Hollywood movies. These movies are often looked-down-upon and it is easy to forget that Elvis in fact recorded some great music for some of them, and some of that music is represented here, such as in the songs SUJMMER KISSES WINTER TEARS and LONELY MAN.

      Being a great fan of Elvis I like all the periods, from the 1950s rocking Elvis, through the movie music of the 1960s, but my favourite Elvis period has to be the 'live' Elvis of the 1970s. One of the discs in this set presents a complete concert from 1972 (not in Las Vegas, instead from a tour date in Texas) which is a joy to hear, with such classics as a very funky version of HOUND DOG and the always brilliant BURNING LOVE (which interestingly is a song that Elvis didn't really like himself, although the version performed here is absolutely rocking).

      This is a fantastic set. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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    Disc #1 Tracklisting
    1 (There?ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) ? Take 9 ? Master
    2 I Beg Of You ? Take 11
    3 That?s When Your Heartaches Begin ? Take 1 or 2
    4 It?s No Secret ? Take 13 ? Master
    5 Blueberry Hill ? Take 9 ? Master
    6 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You ? Take 15 ? Master
    7 Is It So Strange ? Master
    8 Loving You ? Fast version ? take 5
    9 Jailhouse Rock ? Master
    10 Treat Me Nice ? version 1 ? Take 19
    11 Young And Beautiful ? Master ? takes 21&22
    12 Young And Beautiful ? solo ? Master ? take 3
    13 Young And Beautiful ? nightclub ? Master ?take 7
    14 I Want To Be Free ? movie version ? Take 12
    15 Treat Me Nice ? second version ? take 13
    16 I Want To Be Free ? record version ? take 11-master
    17 Don?t Leave Me Now ? elvis on piano ? take 2
    18 Don?t Leave Me Now ? movie version ? take 21
    19 Baby I Don?t Care ? Master

    Disc #2 Tracklisting
    1 G.I. Blues ? take 6
    2 Doin? The Best I Can ? takes 10, 11, 12
    3 Wooden Heart ? take 1
    4 Pocketful Of Rainbows ? takes 15 & 16
    5 Shoppin? Around ? takes 4 & 5
    6 Frankfort Special ? takes 4 & 5
    7 Big Boots (fast) ? take 1
    8 Tonight?s All Right For Love ? takes 14 & 15
    9 Summer Kisses Winter Tear s ? take 2
    10 Flaming Star ? take 2
    11 Lonely Man (solo) ? take 3
    12 In My Way ? take 2
    13 Forget Me Never ? take 1
    14 Wild In The Country ? takes 1 & 14
    15 Lonely Man ? take 1
    16 I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell ? 14, 15, 16
    17 Aloha Oe ? take 1
    18 Hawaiian Sunset ? take 3
    19 Ku-U-I-PO ? takes 6 & 7
    20 No More ? take 11
    21 Slicin? Sand ? take 6&7
    22 Steppin? Out Of Line ? take 15
    23 Almost Almost True ? take 3
    24 Moonlight Swim ? take 4 (edited)
    25 Can?t Help Falling In Love ? take 14, 15, 16

    Disc #3 Tracklisting
    1 Make Me Know It ? take 1
    2 Soldier Boy ? take 10
    3 It Feels So Right ? take 1
    4 The Girl Of My Best Friend ? take 9
    5 Surrender ? Takes 5 & 6
    6 Working On The Building ? take 4
    7 Starting Today ? take 1
    8 Kiss Me Quick ? take 4
    9 That?s Someone You Never Forget ? take 7
    10 (Marie?s The Name) His Latest Flame ? take 12
    11 I Met Her Today ? take 16
    12 Night Rider ? take 1
    13 Just Tell her Jim Said Hello ? take 4
    14 Echoes Of Love ? take 8
    15 Ask Me ? take 7
    16 Stand By Me ? take 10
    17 Somebody Bigger Than You And I ? take 15
    18 Without Him ? take 8
    19 Mine ?takes 8 & 9
    20 Singing Tree ? take 4 (first version)
    21 U.S. Male ? take 10

    Disc #4 Tracklisting
    1 Also Sprach Zarathustra
    2 See See Rider
    3 Proud Mary
    4 Never Been To Spain
    5 You Gave Me A Mountain
    6 Until It?s Time For You To Go
    7 Polk Salad Annie
    8 Love Me
    9 All Shook Up
    10 Teddy Bear / Don?t Be Cruel
    11 Heartbreak Hotel
    12 Hound Dog
    13 How Great Thou Art
    14 I Can?t Stop Loving You
    15 Love Me Tender
    16 Suspicious Minds
    17 Introductions
    18 For The Good Times
    19 Burning Love
    20 An American Trilogy
    21 Funny How Time Slips Away
    22 Can?t Help Falling In Love
    23 Closing Vamp