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The Complete Million Dollar Quartet

August 13, 2006 | Music
For the first time ever, the complete recorded session in the original sequence will be released on CD. This CD comes with 12 more minutes than any other previous release.

Track Listing according to Elvis World Japan:

Instrumental
Love Me Tender - Instrumental
Jingle Bells - Instrumental
White Christmas - Instrumental
Reconsider Baby
Don't Be Cruel
Don't Be Cruel
Paralyzed
Don't Be Cruel
There's No Place Like Home
When The Saints Go Marchin' In
Softly And Tenderly
When God Dips His Love In My Heart
Just A Little Talk With Jesus
Jesus Walked That Lonesome Valley (with extra verse)
I Shall Not Be Moved
Peace In The Valley
Down By The Riverside
I'm With The Crowd But So Alone
Father Along
Blessed Jesus Hold My Hand
On The Jericho Road
I Just Can't Make It By Myself
Little Cabin Home On The Hill
Summertime Is Past And Gone
Sweetheart, You Done Me Wrong
Keeper Of The Key (Carl Perkins - Lead)
Crazy Arms
Crazy Arms
Don't Forbid Me
Too Much Monkey Business
Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Don't Forbid Me
You Belong To My Heart
Is It So Strange
That's When Your Heartaches Begin
Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Rip It Up
I'm Gonna Bid My Blues Goodbye
Crazy Arms
That's My Desire (with extra verse)
End Of The Road
Black Bottom Stomp
You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven
(Elvis Says Goodbye)
Source:Elvis World Japan
Tony D. wrote on August 13, 2006
I will be glad to purchase this material in a more complete form. I thought the old one suffered from lack of reverb and was a bit "dry" sounding.
Colonel wrote on August 13, 2006
Quite interesting. I wonder why they never used the original order though....
Jerome wrote on August 13, 2006
Not my favourite Elvis recording, although he makes up for some unpleasant singing of the others in the 'quartet'
Viva wrote on August 14, 2006
When ever I hear the words "For the first time ever" from BMG or EPE, it makes my flesh crawl. I hate to be an old cynic, but why do I get the feeling that this new "complete recorded session in the original sequence" will be surpassed five years down the road with a new even more "complete and in the original sequence" release. I know they can only release what they have at the time, but I'm bored rigid with owning ten copies of one part of the king's work just because they did such a crap job in the first nine instances, and someone happens to find an extra ten seconds of hiss on the tapes.
JerryNodak wrote on August 14, 2006
I bought the MDQ cd back in the '90s. I listened to it a couple of times and then put it back on the shelf and never listened to it again. Too me it's a jam session. A curiosity piece. Albeit, historic. The historic value didn't increase my listening pleasure. I'm sure I'll buy this complete and hopefully sonically improved version, but it's not likely that I will play it any more often. Hey, Viva! Don't be so cynical. New tapes are being discovered. Perhaps as you read this. We should hope that the discovery of new or lost tapes never ends.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on August 15, 2006
I love the "Don't Be Cruel" bit where Elvis explains how the song originated. I shall be getting this complete CD.
Steve V wrote on August 15, 2006
Always one of my favorite CDs because it is 1) historic and 2) Elvis being Elvis and just enjoying himself at his most creative period. In 1956 Elvis could do no wrong and everything he sang he sang with conviction and emotion, even in this 'jam' session. And listen to his guitar playing. A lost art once the soundtracks started. Elvis never sounded bored on this CD and for that, 2 thumbs up!! Thank you Sam Phillips!
benny scott wrote on August 17, 2006
This announced tracklisting is still incomplete ! One song(title), which was on all previous CD-releases, is missing here : "I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling ", and should be audible after "Summertime Is Passed And Gone " & before "Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong ". " I Hear A ......." was even on the vinyl bootleg LP "Million Dollar Quartet", ( no label-name at all, just " OMD-001" on the sleeve .I purchased this LP such a long time ago I can't even remember when, maybe more than 25 or 30 years ago. This Lp had only 17 (!!!)tracks. Always El TCB
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on September 03, 2006
Ernst is that true? surely they would not do that to the fans!