"Elvis Presley is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century."

(Leonard Bernstein)


"If you're an Elvis fan, no explanation is necessary; If you're not an Elvis fan, no explanation is possible."

(George Klein)


"For a dead man, Elvis Presley is awfully noisy."

(Professor Gilbert B. Rodman)


"History has him as this good old country boy, Elvis is about as country as Bono!"

(Jerry Schilling)






‘Young and Beautiful’

TV Guide single – "an unreleased gem"

The TV Guide mini-CD of an unreleased version of ‘Young and Beautiful’, from the movie Jailhouse Rock, is a true delight.

Elvis is touchingly romantic, and this version is in beautiful binaural sound (same mastering as the ‘Close Up’ box-set). This take includes some nice piano work from Dudley Brooks, listen for unusual jazz-riff at 0.40.

t the end a focussed Elvis says, “Let’s just make one more, then play the last two & decide between them.” This version must be Take 11, since Elvis then starts snapping his fingers and goes into a little "No,No,No ree-pee-pee” scat which you can also hear at the start of take 12. (This intro is also featured on ‘Essential Elvis Vol.1’)

Another bonus is the TV guide exclusive Elvis website which loads if you play this enhanced CD single on your computer. This offers you Trivia challenge, 10 Elvis songs, Photo galleries (including "exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of Elvis' Jailhouse Rock”) and more.
It also displays some great Elvis images as the single plays - very neat indeed! It seems a little unfair that this marketing gimmick is not available worldwide. Do try and get yourself a copy.

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