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The Perfect 1

September 10, 2018 | Music

The import label Gladyson releases a 2CD set with first takes recorded during the 1960s and 70s.

From the press release: 

We’d like to present to you a collection containing Elvis’ first takes, recorded throughout the 60's and 70's. We at Gladyson consider these first takes to be on par and sometimes even better than the master recordings. Elvis in the studio did some magnificent first takes, but as sessions tend to go, the songs keep evolving, and everything gets perfected, but some of the magic seems to dissapear with each passing take. We have chosen the best first takes and collected them in this 40 track housed in a beautiful 6 panel double disc digi-pack, which we hope you enjoy. We have left some dialogue in where fitting, and are pleased with the results. Instead of listening to the masters, get out of your shell, put this disc into your player, and enjoy ''The Perfect 1''.


Disc 1:
01. Such A Night (Take 1) 02. Make Me Know It (Take 1) 03. Fever (Take 1) 04. I Met Her Today (Take 1) 05. I Believe In The Man In The Sky (Take 1) 06. Joshua Fit The Battle (Take 1) 07. Lonely Man (Take 1, Solo) 08. Forget Me Never (Take 1) 09. In My Way (Take 1) 10. In Your Arms (Take 1) 11. Anything That's Part Of You (Take 1) 12. Please Don't Drag That String Around (Take 1) 13. Memphis, Tennessee (Take 1, 1963 Version) 14. Down In The Alley (Take 1) 15. You'll Never Walk Alone (Take 1) 16. Wonderful World (Take 1) 17. It Hurts Me (1968 Version, Take 1) 18. If I Can Dream (Take 1) 19. Without Love (Take 1) 20. Power Of My Love (Take 1)

Disc 2:
01. Cindy, Cindy (Take 1) 02. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Take 1) 03. How The Web Was Woven (Take 1) 04. Heart Of Rome (Take 1) 05. Snowbird (Take 1) 06. Where Did They Go Lord (Take 1) 07. Miracle Of The Rosary (Take 1) 08. I've Got Confidence (Take 1) 09. Put Your Hand In The Hand (Take 1) 10. He Is My Everything (Take 1) 11. Fool (Take 1) 12. Girl Of Mine (Take 1) 13. I Miss You (Take 1) 14. I've Got A Feelin' In My Body (Take 1) 15. My Boy (Take 1) 16. Loving Arms (Take 1) 17. And I Love You So (Take 1) 18. T-R-O-U-B-L-E (Take 1) 19. It's Easy For You (Take 1) 20. Moody Blue (Take 1)

Source:For CD Collectors Only
blackdiamond wrote on September 10, 2018
I've been searching in my personal music programme in my computer. I've found 50% of the songs on several FTD CD's. Every first take is already released on FTDs.
Cruiser621 wrote on September 11, 2018
More redundant rip off scams. Take FTD's past work and repackage the music with new artwork and wait for the "suckers" to come and take their hard earned money. I'm surprised FTD hasn't gone after these "clowns" like a lot of others. Sad.