Elvis - A Legendary Performer Vol. 5 Released

The latest import release from the Madison label "Elvis - A Legendary Performer Vol. 5" has been released. Like the earlier, official, editions in this series, it will contain many previously unavailable performances from every phase of Elvis' career, and include a 16 page, illustrated memory log. Every effort has been made to use the best available sources. Track listing : 01 - Elvis Presley "Victrola" Special Offer Oct. 1956 0:51 ; 02 - I Beg Of You (binaural, Tks. 9-10) Jan. 13, 1957 1:59 ; 03 - One Night Of Sin (with sax overdub) Jan. 18, 1957 1:42 ; 04 - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (binaural, Tk. 14) Jan. 19, 1957 2:34 ; 05 - Loving You (" main title 2", Tk. 16) Feb. 14, 1957 1:37 ; 06 - I Need Your Love Tonight (Tk. 14) Jun. 10, 1958 2:15 ; 07 - No More (Tk. 9) Mar. 21, 1961 2:36 ; 08 - For The Millionth And The Last Time (Tk. 7) Oct. 15, 1961 2:20 ; 09 - I Met Her Today (Tk. 14) Oct. 15, 1961 2:51 ; 10 - Please Don't Drag That String Around (Tks. 3, 5) May 26, 1963 2:40 ; 11 - Home Is Where The Heart Is (Tk. 12) Oct. 26, 1961 2:58 ; 12 - Night Life (unedited master, no added echo, Tk. 14) Jul. 9, 1963 2:07 ; 13 - Yellow Rose Of Texas/The Eyes Of Texas (unedited master, Tk. 9) - Jul. 11, 1963 3:30 -14 - The Climb (previously unreleased, Tk. 3) Jul. 11, 1963 2:51 ;15 - Do The Vega (unedited master, no added echo, Tk. 7) Jul. 10, 1963 2:33 ; 16 - Wisdom Of The Ages (Tks. 1-2) Feb. 25, 1965 2:09 ; 17 - Easy Come, Easy Go (Tk. 9) Sep. 28, 1966 2:31 ;18 - 500 Miles (stereo home demo) 1966 3:03 ; 19 - Heartbreak Hotel (soundboard) Aug. 24, 1969 MS 2:13 ; 20 - I Can't Stop Loving You (soundboard) Aug. 24, 1969 MS 2:24 ; 21 - Blueberry Hill/Lawdy Miss Clawdy (soundboard) Feb. 23, 1970 CS 1:58 ; 22 - I've Lost You (previously unreleased rehearsal) Aug. 7, 1970 0:51 ; 23 - I've Lost You (rehearsal) Aug. 10, 1970 3:32 ; 24 - I've Got Confidence (previously unreleased, Tk. 1) May 18, 1971 2:33 ; 25 - It's A Matter Of Time (undubbed master, Tk. 5) Mar. 29, 1972 3:03 ; 26 - Conversation With Elvis (excerpt) Mar. 1972 0:31 ; 27 - " Elvis On Tour " radio ad Nov. 1972 0:27 ; 28 - Trying To Get To You (soundboard) Mar. 3, 1974 AS 2:06 ; 29 - Woman Without Love (undubbed master, Tk. 1) Mar. 12, 1975 3:36 ; 30 - My Boy (previously unreleased soundboard) Mar. 1975 3:46 ; 31 - Big Boss Man (previously unreleased soundboard) Mar. 1975 2:40 ; 32 - And I Love You So (previously unreleased binaural) Mar. 21, 1976 4:00
Source: For CD Collectors Only / Updated: Apr 7, 2005 
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pasa-ryu (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 3, 2005report abuse
got mine from 'now dig this' and was well impressed with the cd booklet and track info!,ok,some the tracks were of sub standered quality..wot you expect for a unofficial release?,loved 'woman without love' acetate version..you can almost imagine being in the studio with elvis..his voice was pure...think they should release all the "official" legendary performer series on cd soon..maybe just on the f.t.d. lable??..god knows it will sell truck loads.
david kelly (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 21, 2005report abuse
An excellent release, and a worthy follow up to the other four official releases in the series.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 18, 2005report abuse
I received my copy of this on Saturday and was very impressed with the packaging before I even played the CD. The sound quality is mainly excellent, equal to official releases, with just a minority of tracks having a sub-standard sound, in particular the sounboard tracks. It is not fair to compare the sound quality of these live recordings to that of the multi-track recordings from the same era that have been released by BMG, the tracks on this CD were recorded very roughly for reference purposes, not for release. We are very lucky that they exist at all, as they add greatly to the number of live recordings made by RCA. One comment I would like to made with regard to the studio out-takes is that they are mostly featured direct from the master tapes with very dry vocals. Reverb is added at the mastering stage, which in my opinion, improves the overall sound if done correctly.
Regarding the content of the CD, one failing might be that it follows the pattern of the original four LP's in this series, which was to cover a large part of Elvis' career on each release. This is the complete opposite of later releases such as the "Essential Elvis" series and the many FTD CD's, which cover very specific areas of Elvis' recording career giving a greater focus on a certain era.
I would encourage fans to buy this release if they can (many are currently to be had on the worlds most famous auction website) as there are numerous gems on offer and a great colour booklet. I would vote it 9/10.
U.S. Male (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2005report abuse
It looks like an interesting release. I hope to get my hands on it some day.
BigRedGG (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 10, 2005report abuse
The artwork is superb on this one, the soundquality is excellent, and the material on the whole is pretty good. I think as a general comment that there is a real lack of "new" material available in the import world, and that should come as no surprise to anyone after all these years!!
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 9, 2005report abuse
Got my copy this week. I was not that impressed. Could be my last import CD ever. I just stick to the FTD releases in the future. Didn't like the sound quality of especially the soundboard songs.
James69 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 8, 2005report abuse
Right on CD King! I cannot wait to get this myself.
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 8, 2005report abuse
Thank God for the Importers. May they be greatly blessed and continue to bring in more Imports.. This looks like a great CD. Superb cover art and a terrrific tracks listing. Can't wait to lay my hands on this gem. Long live Import CDs.

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