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Jailhouse Rock, Volume 2

Jailhouse Rock, Volume 2 (cover)
Released: 2010/11 by FTD
Rating: 4.9 Stars4.9 Stars4.9 Stars4.9 Stars4.9 Stars

2-DISC SET in the CLASSIC ALBUM series (or EP in this case!) that complements its previous volume. It features all the missing outtakes for 6 great songs. The 7” inch digi-pack format features a 12-page booklet with great photographs and RARE memorabilia.

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The ElvisNews Review

Last week the new FTD pile arrived: four CDs and a 2LP-set. I picked the one I was looking forward to the most first: Jailhouse Rock.

Design

The design is like the whole classic album series, tasteful and well documented. This time the production is of far better quality than with volume 1.

Content

Outtakes and the original EP fill these two CDs. What can I say other than this is why I became an Elvis-fan. No, I am not that old, but Jailhouse Rock was re-released in the early seventies and caught me immediately. The nearly a capella version of Young and Beautiful is one of the highlights, but it is hard to name one at all, since to me it is one huge highlight.

The listening pleasure is even better than with Volume 1, because there is more alteration on this set, which is in perfect sound quality.

Whenever I want to hear something different from the regular recordings I’ll grab something like this and certainly not those re-recordings that seem to be so popular these days, which is in my ears unbelievable.

Conclusion

This set makes perfectly clear that it still is nice to be an Elvis-fan, no matter what happens in the world around it.
 

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FM (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2011report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Starsthe 2 discs are in binaural ( Stereo ) they sound fantastic, I have to say that so far this is the best FTD has put out.
Marc JB (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 7, 2011report abuse
4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 StarsEssential...yes it does kick a** but why were the "revisited" songs on this volume when they were on the first? oh well...
kink56 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 29, 2010report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsWorth the wait, hovever, it kicks a*s!!
kink56 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 24, 2010report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsI ordered about a month ago, and according to the Fedex tracking, I will get mine Dec 28th, just in time for Christmas.... NOT!!
burton (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 11, 2010report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsTypical!
kink56 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 8, 2010report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsSupposed to have been released early this year, then in Nov of this year, now they say early NEXT year (2011)
burton (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 7, 2010report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsIs this released yet? I'm writing this on 7th Dec. 2010. Where Can I get it in the U.K. when it is released?
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 18, 2010report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsI'm assuming the majority of these songs will be in binaural or stereo; if not, I will be greatly disappointed and besides I've already pre-ordered my cd of this issue. It's supposed to be issued the tail end of November 2010 so I'm waiting with "baited breath"..... Treat Me Nice (version 2003) is once again, a big surprise with all the takes listed; I can only hope that we aren't talking about incomplete or snippets of takes here, which seems to be the case on a bunch of recent FTD issues I've purchased lately. You think you're getting a lot of different versions (takes) of a song, but in reality a bunch of nothing other than you like to hear Elvis and his group in the background for a brief second or too.... I still am optimistic about this Volume 2 and waiting anxiously.
kink56 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 16, 2010report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsVol 2 has at least 6 duplicates (outside the "revisited" tracks) from Vol 1.
1. 2001 Jailhouse Rock take 5
2. 2005 Young and Beautiful take 3
3. 2010 I Want to be Free take 11
4. 2006 Young and Beautiful take 7
5. 2003 Treat Me Nice take 19
6. 2017 Don't Leave Me Now take 21