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    A Golden Celebration

    Short introduction: A Golden Celebration originally was released in 1985, to commemorate what would have been Elvis' 50th birthday. It features the early television shows, private recordings and live performances.

    Disc 1 - tracklist:

    01. Harbor Lights
    02. That's Allright (alternate take)
    03. Blue Moon Of Kentucky (alternate take)
    04. I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine (alternate take)
    05. I'm Left You're Right She's Gone (slow version)
    06. I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin') (alternate take)
    07. When It Rains It Really Pours (alternate takes)

    08. Shake Rattle And Roll/Flop Flop And Fly (Dorsey Brothers, New York, January 28, 1956)
    09. I Got A Woman (Dorsey Brothers, New York, January 28, 1956)

    10. Baby Let's Play House (Dorsey Brothers, New York, February 4, 1956)
    11. Tutti Frutti (Dorsey Brothers, New York, February 4, 1956)

    12. Blue Suede Shoes (Dorsey Brothers, New York, February 11, 1956)
    13. Heartbreak Hotel (Dorsey Brothers, New York, February 11, 1956)

    14. Tutti Frutti (Dorsey Brothers, New York, February 18, 1956)
    15. I Was The One (Dorsey Brothers, New York, February 18, 1956)

    16. Blue Suede Shoes (Dorsey Brothers, New York, March 17, 1956)
    17. Heartbreak Hotel (Dorsey Brothers, New York, March 17, 1956)

    18. Money Honey (Dorsey Brothers, New York, March 24, 1956)
    19. Heartbreak Hotel (Dorsey Brothers, New York, March 24, 1956)

    Disc 2 - tracklist:

    Tracks 01-05 recorded: Milton Berle Show, San Diego, April 3, 1956
    Tracks 06-09 recorded: Milton Berle Show, Hollywood, June 5, 1956
    Tracks 10-13 recorded: Steve Allen Show, New York, July 1, 1956
    Tracks 14-28 recorded: Mississippi-Alabama Fair & Dairy Show, Tupelo, September 26, 1956, afternoon show

    01. Introductions
    02. Heartbreak Hotel
    03. Blue Suede Shoes
    04. Dialogue
    05. Blue Suede Shoes

    06. Hound Dog
    07. Dialogue With Milton Berle
    08. Dialogue
    09. I Want You I Need You I Love You

    10. Dialogue With Steve Allen
    11. I Want You I Need You I Love You
    12. Dialogue With Steve Allen
    13. Hound Dog

    14. Heartbreak Hotel
    15. Long Tall Sally
    16. Introductions And Presentation
    17. I Was The One
    18. I Want You I Need You I Love You
    19. Elvis Talks
    20. I Got A Woman
    21. Don't Be Cruel
    22. Ready Teddy
    23. Love Me Tender
    24. Hound Dog
    25. Vernon And Glady Presley
    26. Nick Adams
    27. A Fan
    28. Elvis

    Disc 3 - tracklist:

    Tracks 01-10 recorded: Mississippi-Alabama Fair & Dairy Show, Tupelo, September 26, 1956 evening show
    Tracks 11-15 recorded: The Ed Sullivan Show, California & New York, September 9, 1956
    Tracks 16-22 recorded: The Ed Sullivan Show, California & New York, October 28, 1956
    Tracks 23-33 recorded: The Ed Sullivan Show, New York, January 6, 1957

    01. Love Me Tender
    02. I Was The One
    03. I Got A Woman
    04. Announcement
    05. Don't Be Cruel
    06. Blue Suede Shoes
    07. Announcement
    08. Baby Let's Play House
    09. Hound Dog
    10. Announcement

    11. Don't Be Cruel
    12. Elvis Talks
    13. Love Me Tender
    14. Ready Teddy
    15. Hound Dog

    16. Don't Be Cruel
    17. Ed Sullivan
    18. Love Me Tender
    19. Ed Sullivan Introduces Elvis
    20. Love Me
    21. Hound Dog
    22. Elvis' Closing Remarks

    23. Introduction
    24. Hound Dog
    25. Love Me Tender
    26. Heartbreak Hotel
    27. Don't Be Cruel
    28. Too Much
    29. Elvis Talks
    30. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
    31. Ed Sullivan Speaks
    32. Peace In The Valley
    33. Ed Sullivan Speaks

    Disc 4 - tracklist:

    Tracks 01-05 recorded: At Home in Germany, 1958-1960
    Tracks 06-10 recorded: At Home, Graceland - exact dates unknown
    Tracks 11-21 recorded: Burbank, June 27, 1968

    01. Danny Boy
    02. Soldier Boy
    03. The Fool
    04. Earth Angel
    05. I Asked The Lord (He's Only A Prayer Away)

    06. Excerpt From An Interview For TV Guide
    07. My Heart Cries For You
    08. Dark Moon
    09. Write To Me From Naples
    10. Suppose

    11. Blue Suede Shoes
    12. Tiger Man
    13. That's Allright
    14. Lawdy Miss Clawdy
    15. Baby What You Want Me To Do
    16. Love Me
    17. Are You Lonesome Tonight
    18. Baby What You Want Me To Do
    19. Blue Christmas
    20. One Night
    21. Trying To Get To You

    Original album release: 1985
    CD released: 1998
    Essential: yes

    Score:
    Contents: 8+
    Sound: 6+
    Artwork: 9

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    Last edited by Sonny; 01-20-2007 at 06:41 AM.

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    Re: A Golden Celebration

    i have this one and it is a must have it's simply Fantastic !
    it blew me away when i first heard it and it still does.


    " I Just LOVE MY ELVIS !"

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    I remember buying this in 1985 and being blown away that many of these recordings existed

    amazing to learn how much more has come out since then

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    the lp release was 1985 a highlight for me.
    The cd release have not the touch of the vinyl release.
    The sound is good

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    I have this one on vinyl - one of the highlights of my collection!

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    Re: A Golden Celebration

    A wonderful release in 1985 and still one I enjoy. While I have it on cd, I was fortunate enough to pick it up on vinal last year! Great material and great production work.

    IM

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