I just received the "Calling Elvis" CD. Man, what a great piece of work this is. Before receiving it, I was more excited about the fabulous artwork (by Unchained) than the content. I mean, a CD with only talking?
But while listening I became very fascinated about this CD. It grows on you and soon will be a CD that you're glad to own. Besides "Having Fun With Elvis On Stage - volume 1" I don't own any CD or LP with Elvis talking only. So hearing this one is pretty new for me. What strikes me most is how sincere and friendly Elvis is during the interviews.
01 - The famous splitscreen interview with Elvis answering questions during the "Hy Gardner Calling" program. Fantastic!
02 - An interview with "Buddy", Elvis talks very open about his first movie, that he never should have done it.
03 - Elvis is in Germany and is called by a Hawaiian radiostation. You can hear how happy Elvis is to hear people from the US. He really sounds homesick and eager to make his return to the States.
It's great to hear Elvis talking about himself. Especially because I only have heard very few interviews and most of them being short clips. It won't become the most listened to CD in my collection, but surely one that I care for a lot.