All Right" (CD single)
Piers Beagley, 9 July 2004
earlier version, including 2 false starts, captures Elvis Scotty &
Bill on that historical creative edge, fine-tuning their solos and
Moore plays some exquisite free-form guitar notes while Elvis is more
strident on his acoustic. These takes have previously been released
(most recently on 'Sunrise') however they were from a poor quality
tape transfer with the audio noticeably wavering left<>right.
to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Elvis' first recording,
this 3 track single is 6 ¼ minutes of musical magic.
2 tracks from Elvis' original SUN 45rpm single, That's All
Right & Blue Moon Of Kentucky are in as good a quality as
you will ever hear (See our 'Elvis At Sun' review).
limited release single, this is a key CD for your Elvis collection
but the real treat is the excitement of the additional 'That's
All Right' alternate take.
Sony New York, who did such a great job on 'Close Up' and now 'Elvis
At Sun', these takes show a new-found brightness & clarity. The
sound is so clear, almost as if it was recorded yesterday, that
it is hard to believe that we are listening to a 50 year old tape
that was originally discarded!
fans might feel that this is an unnecessary purchase (if they have
already bought 'Elvis At Sun') however CD singles have never been
cheaper, often half the price they used to be, and this is a great
way of celebrating an essential moment in time.
at # 2 in the (mid-week) British charts, grab a copy from your nearest
record store immediately and play it loud!
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