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Sonny
07-14-2005, 05:23 PM
Short introduction: Without a doubt Platinum was one of the better 4cd boxsets released over the last couple of years. It not only has a great sound quality, it also delivers some of the best alternate takes released in years.

CD 1 - tracklist:

01. I'll Never Stand In Your Way
02. That's Allright (alternate take)
03. Blue Moon (alternate take)
04. Good rockin' Tonight
05. Mystery Train
06. I Got A Woman (alternate take)
07. Heartbreak Hotel (take 6)
08. I'm Counting On You (take 13)
09. Shake Rattle And Roll/Flip Flop And Fly (Dorsey Bros, January 28, 1956)
10. Lawdy Miss Clawdy (take 1)
11. I Want You I Need You I Love You (take 4)
12. Hound Dog
13. Don't Be Cruel
14. Rip It Up (take 15)
15. Love Me Tender
16. When The Saints Go Marchin' In (private recording)
17. All Shook Up
18. Peace In The Valley (take 3)
19. Blueberry Hill
20. Teddy Bear
21. Jailhouse Rock
22. New Orleans
23. I Need Your Love Tonight (take 7)
24. A Big Hunk O' Love (take 4)
25. Bad Nauheim Medley:
- I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen
- I Will Be True
- It's Been So Long Darling
- Apron Strings
- There's No Tomorrow

CD 2 - tracklist:

01. Stuck On You (Frank Sinatra Special)
02. Fame And Fortune (Frank Sinatra Special)
03. It's Now Or Never
04. It Feels So Right (take 3)
05. A Mess Of Blues (take 1)
06. Are You Lonesome Tonight
07. Reconsider Baby
08. Tonight Is So Right For Love (take 3)
09. His Hand In Mine (take 2)
10. Milky White Way (take 3)
11. I'm Comin' Home (take 3)
12. I Feel So Bad (take 1)
13. Can't Help Falling In Love
14. Something Blue (alternate take)
15. Return To Sender
16. Bossa Nova Baby (take 2)
17. How Great Thou Art (take 4)
18. Guitar Man (take 4)
19. You'll Never Walk Alone (take 2)
20. Oh How I Love Jesus (homerecording, 1966)
21. Tennessee Waltz (homerecording, 1966)
22. Blowin' In The Wind (homerecording, 1966)
23. I Can't Help It (homerecording, 1961)
24. I'm Beginning To Forget You (homerecording, 1961)
25. After Loving You (homerecording, 1966)

CD 3 - tracklist:

01. I Got A Woman (Burbank, June 1968)
02. Tiger Man (Burbank, June 1968)
03. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (Burbank, June 27, 1968)
04. Trying To Get To You (Burbank, June 27, 1968)
05. If I Can Dream (take 1)
06. In The Ghetto (take 3)
07. Suspicious Minds (take 7)
08. Power Of My Love (take 3)
09. Baby What You Want Me To Do (Las Vegas, August 24, 1969ms)
10. Words (Las Vegas, August 24, 1969ms)
11. Johnny B Goode (Las Vegas, August 24, 1969ms)
12. Release Me (Las Vegas, February 18, 1970)
13. See See Rider (Las Vegas, February 18, 1970ds)
14. The Wonder Of You (Las Vegas, February 18, 1970)
15. The Sound Of Your Cry (take 3)
16. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
17. Funny How Time Slips Away
18. I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water (rehearsal, July 29, 1970)
19. I Was The One (rehearsal, July 29, 1970)
20. Cattle Call (rehearsal, July 29, 1970)
21. Baby Let's Play House (rehearsal, July 29, 1970)
22. Don't (rehearsal, July 29, 1970)
23. Money Honey (rehearsal, July 29, 1970)
24. What'd I Say (rehearsal, July 29, 1970)
25. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Las Vegas, August 11, 1970)

CD 4 - tracklist:

01. Miracle Of The Rosary (take 1)
02. He Touched Me (take 2)
03. Bosom Of Abraham (take 3)
04. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day (take 4)
05. For The Good Times (take 3)
06. Burning Love (alternate take)
07. Seperate Ways (take 25)
08. Always On My Mind (take 2)
09. An American Trilogy (Honolulu, January 12, 1973)
10. Take Good Care Of Her (take 4)
11. I've Got A Thing About You Baby
12. Are You Sincere (take 2)
13. It's Midnight (take 10)
14. Promised Land (take 5)
15. Steamroller Blues (Memphis, March 20, 1974)
16. And I Love You So (take 2)
17. T.R.O.U.B.L.E.
18. Danny Boy (take 9)
19. Moody Blue
20. Hurt (take 2)
21. For The Heart (take 1)
22. Pledging My Love (take 3)
23. Way Down (take 2)
24. My Way (Saginaw, April 25, 1977)
25. Excerpts from The Jaycees Speech (January 16, 1971)

Originally released: 1997
Essential: yes

Score:
Contents: 9
Sound: 8+
Artwork: 8

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