Golden Records, Volume 3

By LexDec 27, 2015
Golden Records, Volume 3

Just before Christmas this present from FTD was delivered.


We are all familiar with this concept now: 7" package, with booklet containing fitting background information, memorabilia and pictures.


The songs might not be as strong as in the fifties anymore, but his voice was better than ever in those early 60s. I said might, since the purists think so, but the bigger audience had obviously another opinion, since Elvis biggest hits ended up on this greatest hits collection. Add some new outtakes from the period, even if they don't really fit... and you have a winner. At least in my opinion. This is one of the better FTDs and will end up in my player many more times in the future! The music is good to great, the voice is great and the sound is great... what more can you want for Christmas? I know something and got that too :).

I really don't know what to write else about these discs, since we know them by heart. The outtakes are, as usual, very close to the masters. Most remarkable is probably the struggle for the right pace in Kiss Me Quick.


Winners do not need many words, so I shut up now.


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Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 13, 2016report abuse
The outtakes on the 2nd CD are why I purchased this FTD release and while similar, there are subtle differences which make it a must have. Only wish Return to Sender and Can't Help Falling In Love were included as they fell within the same era.
KINGE (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2016report abuse
Love this release,hopefully they will do the same with volume4 :)
(and maybe vol5)
lray (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 29, 2015report abuse
Yes I like that kind of thing also. I don't have it, but it is on my list for future purchase, so I can't comment about the chatter etc.
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 28, 2015report abuse
Yes, I realize that Iray. Thanks, but I was just hoping someone could share details on any interesting studio chatter, different tempos compared to the master takes, unique phrasing by Elvis, different endings, etc. ...
lray (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 28, 2015report abuse
To answer your question, most takes on cd2 are new officially released for the first time.
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 27, 2015report abuse
Could someone please share more information about the outtakes on disc 2 ? Thanks.
Loesje (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 27, 2015report abuse
Great release: love to listen to this one on a daily basis!
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 27, 2015report abuse
I'm like Lex. Nothing new to say about these tunes. His voice was sublime during this period. This FTD release has jumped to the top of my favorites list. 5 stars.

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