The Million Dollar Quartet - 50th Anniversary Edition

2006 marks the 50th Anniversary of several historic moments in the early career of Elvis Presley. One of them is the informal jam session with Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis at Sun Studios on December 4th 1956. Johnny Cash was only featured on the photo of the performers who became known as the "Million Dollar Quartet". To mark the 50th Anniversary, Charley Records will be releasing a special edition 2CD set. Disc one features 41 tracks from the actual session, while disc two contains 32 classic Sun recordings from Elvis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis. Track listing: Disc 1 01. You Belong To My Heart 02. When God Dips His Love In My Heart 03. Just A Little Talk With Jesus 04. Walk That Lonesome Valley 05. I Shall Not Be Moved 06. There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) 07. Down By The Riverside 08. I'm In The Crowd But Oh So Alone 09. Farther Along 10. Blessed Jesus, Hold My Hand 11. As We Travel Along On The Jericho Road 12. I Just Can't Make It By Myself 13. Little Cabin On The Hill 14. Summertime Has Passed And Gone 15. I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling 16. Sweetheart, You Done Me Wrong 17. Keeper Of The Key 18. Crazy Arms 19. Don't Forbid Me 20. Brown Eyed Handsome Man 21. Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind 22. Brown Eyed Handsome Man 23. Don't Be Cruel 24. Don't Be Cruel 25. Paralysed 26. Don't Be Cruel 27. There's No Place Like Home 28. When The Saints Go Marching In 29. Softly And Tenderly 30. Is It So Strange 31. That's When Your Heartaches Begin 32. Reconsider Baby 33. Brown Eyed Handsome Man 34. Rip It Up 35. I'm Gonna Bid My Blues Goodbye 36. Crazy Arms 37. That's My Desire 38. At The End Of The Road 39. Jerry's Boogie 40. You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven 41. Elvis Farewell Disc 2 01. Elvis Presley - That's All Right 02. Carl Perkins - Movie Magg 03. Elvis Presley - You're A Heartbreaker 04. Johnny Cash - My Treasure 05. Elvis Presley - I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine 06. Johnny Cash - You're My Baby 07. Elvis Presley - I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone 08. Johnny Cash - New Mexico 09. Elvis Presley - I Forgot To Remember To Forget 10. Jerry Lee Lewis - That Lucky Old Sun 11. Carl Perkins - Turn Around 12. Jerry Lee Lewis - Dixie 13. Carl Perkins - Honky Tonk Gal 14. Elvis Presley - Milkcow Blues Boogie 15. Johnny Cash - Belshazar 16. Jerry Lee Lewis - Marines' Hymn (Halls Of Montezema) 17. Carl Perkins - Sure To Fall 18. Johnny Cash - Train Of Love 19. Jerry Lee Lewis - Will The Circle Be Unbroken 20. Carl Perkins - Keeper Of The Key 21. Johnny Cash - I Was There When It Happened 22. Jerry Lee Lewis - Old Time Religion 23. Carl Perkins - Be Honest With Me 24. Jerry Lee Lewis - Silver Threads Among The Gold 25. Elvis Presley - Mystery Train 26. Carl Perkins - Lonely Street 27. Johnny Cash - Goodnight Irene 28. Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Speckled Bird 29. Carl Perkins - Forever Yours 30. Johnny Cash - Leave That Junk Alone 31. Jerry Lee Lewis - Hand Me Down My Walking Cane 32. Elvis Presley - Baby, Let's Play House
Source: The Elvis Express / Updated: Mar 1, 2006 

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Vegas Fan (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 3, 2006report abuse
Get Real,"get real"! What type of sound do you expect from one mike, 4 guys and no one worried about how anything is supposed to sound? This recording may be the most pure example of what music is supposed to be about.... Having A Good Time!! The quality of Charlie Records vs. BMG isn't any big deal. It's just the fact of 4 of the "Founding Fathers" being in the same place and enjoying themselves makes this music special.
get real (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 3, 2006report abuse
"Million Dollar Quartet" is the up there as one of the worst recording i have ever listened to from any artists ever. I get the historical significance of it , but aside from that - it is pure garbage. I find it almost unlistenable. If your going to buy this cd, then buy it for the Sun recordings on disk 2. Use disk 1 as a place mat for your cup of coffee.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 2, 2006report abuse
I'll wait for the updated/improved Sony/BMG/FTD version. They'll get around to it.
Santa Claus (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 2, 2006report abuse
Charly Rec. issued a MDQ release a few years ago and the quality wasn't any better than the BMG release. So, no surprises to be expected.
Devon (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 1, 2006report abuse
I already have this cd so i dont realy know what will be differnt about a new one. If you dont have it i would say yes it is a good cd for your collection.
drghanem1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 1, 2006report abuse
I wonder if Charly Records used the absolute pristine mastertape. Could they match the sound on BMG´s TT&F-set of these great recordings???

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