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Name: gomper
Subject: My favourite Elvis is the later Elvis
Date: Friday, May 05, 2017
Time: 7:38:42 AM
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Thread ID: 308234

My favourite Elvis is the later Elvis

I love all the stuff from the late 60s onward, which, of course, is not a lot. Elvis did not have a huge body of work compared to other greats as he didn't even make it to age 50.

The greatest works of Elvis, in my mind, are contained om a release that most people think of as a studio album. I am referring to The Memphis Record, which I believe is basically a compilation or squishing together of a couple of albums and some singles. Kentucky Rain and Gentle On My Mind are just awesome. Mama Loved the Roses is also beautiful, maybe a trifle corny, but beautiful.

I also love some songs on his later albums. The arrangements and instrumentation is top shelf and Elvis' voice is majestic. These songs seem really forgotten these days.

To be honest, I only occasionally listen to the 50s Elvis and I don't go out of my way to do so.

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