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07-09-2005, 01:25 PM
Short introduction: Definately one of the better volumes in the Essential Series. This one gives us Elvis at work in the Stax Studios in 1973. It features great versions of f.i. I Got A Feelin' In My Body, You Asked Me To and Promised Land.


01. I Got A Feelin' In My Body (take 1)
02. Loving Arms (take 2)
03. I've Got A Thing About You Baby (take 14)
04. She Wears My Ring (take 8)
05. You Asked Me To (take 2)
06. There's A Honky Tonk Angel (take 1)
07. Goodtime Charlie's Got The Blues (take 8)
08. Find Out What's Happening (take 6)
09. For Ol' Times Sake (take 3)
10. If You Don't Come Back (take 3)
11. Promised Land (take 4)
12. Thinking About You (take 4)
13. Three Corn Patches (take 14)
14. Girl Of Mine (take 9)
15. Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming (take 4)
16. Spanish Eyes (take 2)
17. Talk About The Good Times (take 3)
18. If That Isn't Love (take 1)

Recorded: July 21-24 & December 10-16, 1973
Originally released: 1998
Essential: yes

Contents: 9
Sound: 8+
Artwork: 7

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04-19-2007, 05:32 AM
Next to Moody Blue, this is my favorite cd. I even like Three corn Patches

04-19-2007, 01:24 PM
I have this CD and love it.......Diane

04-21-2007, 11:09 AM
I have this cd and love it also. Dovey;)

04-24-2007, 03:05 PM
I just saw an interview of Ernst, that the remainder of the stax sessions will be released as part of the classic albums by FTD, 3 albums. That's the albums: good times, raised on rock and promised land. Promising news!!!

04-24-2007, 04:16 PM
I just saw an interview of Ernst, that the remainder of the stax sessions will be released as part of the classic albums by FTD, 3 albums. That's the albums: good times, raised on rock and promised land. Promising news!!!

Great news(y) (y)

04-24-2007, 04:23 PM
Its got to be those studio sessions............ brilliant
elvislady:D (y)

04-29-2007, 05:14 PM
This is one that I listen to regularly, never get tired of it.

07-31-2007, 07:14 AM
I have Rhythm & Country and love it.

08-15-2007, 12:39 PM
I love this cd. I wish they would have left Burton's wah work on "You Asked Me To" up in the mix on the final "Promised Land" version.

08-16-2007, 02:06 PM
New more innovative artwork needed !


Elvis fans have said it for years : More of those studio sessions with outtakes and talking in between songs should be released a s a p!!! before we loose our good hearing...Could think of Guitar Man, US Male sessions, next to BLove and PromLand ones !!! Also, new more innovative and creative artwork is needed for FTD releases, covers, inside coloured photos please (no more B/W pix, and for movie digipacks full coloured booklets...no junk). BMG can afford it...especially for the 75 dollars they ask for those B/W pictures in the LA Forum release...are you kiddin' ? They seem to be rippin' off fans...Instead, they should pay a decent price for top quality photos of Keith, Bonja and Bob Heis, and not the least to Sean Shaver, Judy Palmer a.o. who were always sitting in the front rows and sometimes closer than anyone to Elvis What is wrong with Sony's decision makers ? The ain't elvis fans that's for sure: And if Jack has something to do with it, he is cheap and subscribes to the (late) Vernon's mentality of being a lousy spender, despite the millions that roll in every day. How about releasing also the remaining unreleased session outtakes of For Asking and 60s hits ???67, 68 and 69???

ricardo b. prospero
08-19-2007, 10:51 AM
Sometimes, I can not help but think that BMG/SONNY is not doing justice in handling Elvis materials. They seems to be focussed in one area of their business, huge revenues and care less on how they dole out those Elvis materials. Try to examine the art works on most of the ELVIS materials and how they handle the promotion and you will agree that Elvis deserves more considering that he is the all time best selling solo recording artist of the century. I hope we Elvis fans gets what we really deserved, QUALITY ELVIS MATERIALS for a change in the future.

08-20-2007, 07:06 AM
This is a good cd. I listen to it alot. I agree about Sony/BMG most of the time. But the recent Viva Las Vegas I like alot. They did a good job with it.

12-29-2008, 08:21 PM
I have this cd and love it.

12-29-2008, 08:27 PM
Great outtake album of the "pre-FTD-era"! The choice of alternate takes is good, only that a few more false starts could have been included - but since it was an RCA/BMG release you have to consider the global market demands.

I like the artwork (of the whole ESSENTIAL series) because I think it's creative, fits the content and is not one of those using a live photograph (mostly from ALOHA) for a studio album.

Almost can't imagine this series will be continued in order to leave further outtakes for release on FTD.

I agree on the demand for more "studio talk".


01-05-2009, 12:59 AM
this is a great and important album for elvis because it came out almost the same time that he received his star at the Country Music Hall Of Fame.

01-05-2009, 01:52 AM
I love it.............anything in ste studio with alternate takes is always fantastic to me.

Vegas King
01-05-2009, 01:01 PM
You should get this one.Great versions(y)(y)(y)

01-05-2009, 01:18 PM
I love it. In my eyes this one is a must have.
Even if you don't like every song or version on it, here you can hear how Elvis recorded his songs back in the 70s.(y)(y)(y)

01-13-2009, 06:47 PM
I have this CD in my collection and must say that it is a wonderful CD.(y)(y)

02-01-2009, 08:35 PM
Is this alternate takes... bootleg? :D

02-07-2009, 02:49 PM
This an official release, with lots of alternate takes.

A very good cd!

02-26-2009, 04:23 PM
the truth i never get tired of listening to it is fantastic.

08-22-2009, 03:38 PM
Promised land is my favourite elvis album of the 70's and the out takes from it are great to have i just wish that FTD Would do a special like they did with others - my least fav album of the 70's has got to be Raised On Rock His Voice Sounds So Tired, Still great to have it though..

09-05-2009, 05:48 PM
I like this cd, it's very good.

09-05-2009, 07:01 PM
I love this CD hear it again and again, especially

Iīve got a thing about you Baby:wub::wub::wub:

01-15-2010, 04:44 PM
when i have heard this cd the first time i canīt believe it . WOW I want more !
This is one of the best elvis releases !(y)(y)(y)