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The King lives on

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By Jeffrey Sisk

Published: Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, 6:35 p.m.

‘Elvis at Stax: Deluxe Edition'

Elvis Presley (RCA Legacy)

★★★★★

Of all the Elvis Presley reissues and compilations that have dropped the past couple years — and trust me, there have been a lot of them — the three-disc “Elvis at Stax” is the best to date. The 55-song set features tunes recorded at the famed Stax Studios in his hometown of Memphis. It includes 28 masters and 27 outtakes and, amazingly, remains fascinating throughout its nearly three-hour run time.

In addition to the hit singles the sessions produced — “Raised on Rock,” “I've Got a Thing About You Baby,” “Promised Land,” “If You Talk in Your Sleep,” “My Boy” and “Mr. Songman” — there are dozens more winning tunes that found Presley bouncing between country, pop and R&B. Among the many, many keepers here are “I Got a Feelin' in My Body,” “There's a Honky Tonk Angel,” “Spanish Eyes,” “If That Isn't Love,” “Girl of Mine,” “Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues” and “She Wears My Ring.” An absolute must for Presley fans.

Jeffrey Sisk is an editor at Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1952, or jsisk@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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