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Elvis Is Back

Elvis Presley

1960

Elvis Is Back

Album Summary

Elvis Is Back! is the fourth studio album by American rock and roll singer Elvis Presley, released by RCA Victor on April 8, 1960. It was Presley's first album issued in stereophonic sound. Recorded over two sessions in March and April, the album marked Presley's return to recording after his discharge from the U.S. Army. It was Presley's first album of new material since Elvis' Christmas Album was issued in 1957. In 1957, as Presley's fame was soaring, he received a draft notice from the Memphis Draft Board, but was given a deferment so he could finish his latest film production, King Creole. During Presley's two-year military service in Germany, RCA Victor and Paramount Pictures progressively released material he had completed prior to enlistment. During his last months in the Army, Presley experimented with new sounds and worked on further improving his performance. He also prepared material for his first session in Nashville, which was scheduled to take place upon his return. Presley returned to the United States on March 2, 1960. The singer reunited with his original band the Blue Moon Boys, excepting bassist Bill Black. The first session was held on March 20–21 and the second session was held on April 3–4, completing the album. Elvis Is Back! topped the UK Albums Chart and reached number two in Billboard's Top LP's. Initially, the release received mixed reviews, but over subsequent years its critical reception became progressively more positive. Elvis is Back! was certified Gold on July 15, 1999, by the Recording Industry Association of America.

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Rating

3.24

Votes

4670

Genres

  • Rock
  • Rock And Roll
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He sure is, and--guess what--he's still not an album artist.

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Although they have common recording origins, two of the three singles, "It's Now or Never" and "Are You Lonesome Tonight," were very quirky by the standards of Elvis songs at the time -- the former inspired by Elvis's admiration for Tony Martin's 1949 hit "There's No Tomorrow," while the latter was recorded at the request of Col. Parker as a favor to his wife. They add to the diversity of sounds on this record, which shows a mature Elvis Presley. "Dirty, Dirty Feeling" and "It Feels So Right" showed he could still rock out and challenge authority and propriety, while "Reconsider Baby" and "Like a Baby" offer some of his best blues performances; but "The Thrill of Your Love" (a very gospel-tinged number), "Soldier Boy," "Girl of My Best Friend," and "Girl Next Door Went a' Walking," also displayed the rich, deep vocalizing that would challenge critics' expectations of Elvis Presley playing rhythm guitar throughout. He also comes off better than on any of his other albums since arriving at RCA, as a musician as much as a "star" (he'd always had a lot more to say about running his sessions than the critics who loathed his RCA years indicated).

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So many babies were conceived to this record… This album showcases the quality and range of Elvis’ voice compared with earlier ballads and later Vegas mumbling, often straying into blues and jazz. The session musicians dazzle and are a real highlight. And whilst there are no knock-it-out-of-the-park famous hits (and a completely unnecessary near identical vocal interpretation of Peggy Lee’s version of Fever), there is lots to enjoy here.

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SHACK got a phone call from his son's school today... "Hello, is that Mr. SHACK?" "Yes, how can I help you? This is indeed the mythical SHACK." "Hi, this is little SHACK Midget's music teacher calling." "Oh, hi." "Yeah, hi. I just wanted to let you know it looks like you have a little Elvis Presley on your hands!" "Really? Wow! That’s..." "Yeah, we just found him dead on the toilet."

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“Elvis Is Back” by Elvis Presley (1960) I’m very familiar with Elvis Presley through radio airplay, TV, movies, and hits when I was growing up in the 1960s, but I’ve never listened to a whole album of his music. And I don’t suppose anyone should be content to die before listening to an Elvis album, so I’m grateful for the experience. But it’s not his best stuff. This album is a product. And as a product, it is clearly well produced. Strong presence of backing vocals and top notch studio musicians. The songwriting is good, basically a collection of current songs by professional writers. So Elvis’ artistic work here is mostly that of a front man for a collaborative project. However, the art of Elvis Presley is not so much what he emitted, but rather what he evoked. He tapped into something in his audience that was latent and repressed—something that emerged as chaotic and histrionic mania. He put the boom in Boomers. He did for music what Van Gogh did for painting. Elvis’ voice at this stage of his life is better than it was in the middle 1950s, but still marked by an annoyingly rapid high-throat vibrato which one suspects he depends on to maintain pitch on sustained notes. Nice sonorous tone in the lower end of his range, but rather whiny on the highs. This is a good album. But it does not demonstrate what made Elvis a cultural icon. It lacks the energy and seductiveness of his earlier live and television performances. And it lacks the showmanship of his later Vegas years. If this album were the only Elvis Presley music to which you were ever exposed, you’d likely think, “Meh.” And that would be a shame. 3/5

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Lot’s to enjoy here from the King. Doesn’t have the out and out raw energy, swagger, and urgency of his best 50s stuff, but there’s still heaps of style. His voice is as good as ever, and the session musicians and production are on point and top notch with the latter part of the record being surprisingly loose and sleazy. Good stuff overall.

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He's back! In pog form.

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All very lovely and that, but I don't think I'd lose my mind and faint at his gigs. It didn't make any sparks fly out of my willy.

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Elvis is obviously more of a phenomenon than he is a recording artist. Genuinely didn’t truly enjoy a single track. Elvis said of himself: “I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to.” I’m a firm believer that this would have been more enjoyable had he just known a tiny bit.

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No hay skips para mí en este álbum. Incluso con su ocasional baladita, todo se oye bien y la voz de Presley se amolda bien según el tono de la canción. No sé si para entonces es muy temprano llamarlo así, pero suena a rock pop o pop rock. También suena a toda una época. Y ahí mi coraje con un país tan podrido como USA, pero que tiene de repente maravillas como Elvis Presley (sin que él en su totalidad deba ser maravilloso). 10/10

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9/10 muy bonito

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Elvis es Elvis.

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Táctico asintomático.

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Pues muy bien, qué más queda decir? Canciones que más me gustaron: It feels so right, tiene una ondita seductora y Make me know it, clásico y característico sonido del rock & roll. Mood: peli gringa ambientada en los 50-60s en una zona rural, lol.

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Disco de corta duración (31 min). De todas, solo me gusto 1.

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Prachtig album, bijna alles van Elvis is goed!

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King

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Love this albums, shows Elvis’s range

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great

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It’s a fun listen and the cover of Fever is great.

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5

Nice. Early-ish Elvis. Reminded me to go back to him a bit.

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One of my favorites! Elvis will always be a 5 star vote

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5

I love The King and this one is a cracker!

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It’s my first Elvis album and I liked to. Especial the change to the last songs, Side B ? that had more of a rock feel.

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Great album of songs I hadn't heard before

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Listened before? N Peak Elvis! This is my second Elvis album and it’s amazing beginning to end!

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Elvis es Elvis

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Rock de Elvis. Vinilo.

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Elvis is our eternal sweetheart.

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Rating: 9/10 Beat songs: Fever, The girl of my best friend, Dirty feeling, Such a night, It feels so right, The girl next door, Like a baby

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I always liked Elvis more than the Beatles as a kid because it felt like the edgier thing to say. I now know that I was a fool. But Elvis still fucks. I mean, literally. Your grandma lost her virginity to this album. I'm sorry to say that and for making you think about it. But it's true.

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I don't know, looks and sounds like the same Elvis to me... (OOPS! I'm sorry. I thought this album was called "Elvis is BLACK!") Three songs recorded during this session went to number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. None are included on the album, which is insane. The King's voice actually improved after he got out of the army, and yet he followed up this gem by seemingly appearing in as many forgettable movies as time would allow. As always, blame the colonel. But this is the King, who belongs on this list in a big way.

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grandeee elvis!!!

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I fuckin love Elvis.. He's the fuckin King.

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ko i inače uz Elvisove pisme, poseban feel-good ugođaj!!

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Elvis' fourth album overall and his first in two years after his army discharge. The only other Elvis album I have listened and can compare to is one of his Christmas albums that my parents had. But, I don't really remember much of that. That will change in the future with this exercise. One of the critical praises of this album is the musical variety which I wholly agree with. This variety includes ballads, doo-woop (for lack of a better term), rock and blues. Needless to say, he nails all of them. My two favorite songs are the two blues-based songs "Like A Baby" and "Reconsider Baby" which end the album. Another highlight is his cover of Peggy Lee's "Fever". I can't say that I didn't expect to like and enjoy this album. I did. It's Elvis baby.

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5

This is some great classic Jordinaires-backed Elvis! His voice sounds really great, the recording sounds really great (in Stereo!), and he recorded this after coming back from a stint in the army (not something I have seen big rock and roll stars do in my lifetime). This didn’t have any of the monster hits I knew of from Elvis, but I enjoyed it a lot. And found a lot of songs I could bop along with. I was leaning towards a 4-star rating, but my mother would be disappointed, and he does do a mean cover of Fever. So five stars it is!

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Other than Fever, I didn't recognize a single song on this album. Really enjoyed getting to listen to a bunch of brand-new-to-me Elvis songs.

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5

I dig Elvis, and I dug this album. Nothing that I was familiar with, but a quality album both in sound and entertainment value.

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I'm not a huge Elvis fan, but I really enjoyed this album.

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very cool

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5

This is a really good early rock & roll record. Definitely feel the blues influence. Great use of horns and good examples of piano as the main rock instrument in several songs. I don't know if this has been remastered, but it sounds great; super-clean with great stereo separation.

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Make me know it!

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This is so much fun.

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5

Classic.

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The only jam that I was already familiar with was Elvis’ version of Fever. Dirty, Dirty Feeling fucking slaps. The album sounds exactly how I thought it would sound, but with a bunch of songs that I didn’t already know. No big surprises today, but that’s ok.

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5

His voice is so soothing to me on any non-hyped up songs. A lot of this album is like that.

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5

Love this album. Love Elvis

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Incredible. Lots of blues.

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4.5/5. Solid stuff here. I have not listened to a lot of Elvis, but I am a fan of this. If I saw this at a record store, I would pick it up.

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Nothing to write home about, but nothing to whine about necessarily. I don't think this is his greatest work. However, I still found it enjoyable. 3.5 but I'll give it a 4.

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I haven't ever listened to Elvis outside of like, what you hear on the radio or in movies, so this was an entirely new experience to me. I can see why people were head over heels for him. What a voice, on top of these melodies, super nice. Do-whoppy, songs about love and longing, just overall a great album.

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Klassiker. Hat Spaß gemacht :)

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A collection of short and sweet songs that will definitely have me coming back for seconds, except for fever(I didn't love that song).

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Was expecting 45 minutes of jail house rock but was pleasantly to surprised to listen to a wonderfully varied mix of tunes that showcases the man's range perfectly

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It’s Elvis... 4 stars

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My Elvis knowledge is very dim. I found the pretty wide range of styles interesting.

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Great not what I would have expected from the king

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Its Elvis, nothing to complain about.

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A nuanced and versatile voice in a way you wouldn't realize if you'd only heard "Hound Dog" or whatever.

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Fever is definitely a weird version... so sparse. But given all the other Elvis songs i hadn't heard before, this is a fun, solid list of tracks. Worth a listen.

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Vive elvis, du bon rock and roll! 4

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Es Elvis. No hay más, ni menos. Pleno, blues, rock&roll.

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Rock meloso de Elvis...

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I never listened to a complete Elvis album before, so I'm very impressed with this one. A great opportunity to know a little bit of pop/rock history, even recognizing a lot of influences from blues and knowing that Elvis is not a real rock pioneer (maybe in a commercial way, but not artistic), this looks like an important album for me.

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Really enjoyed this. Lots of songs here (or versions of) that I hadn't heard. Very nice.

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Extra ster is voor "Fever", dit nummer wordt door meerdere mensen heerlijk vertolkt, Elvis is er 1 van.

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Very good album, erotic with interesting songs

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Fine Elvis.

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It's Elvis. Enough said.

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Muy bonito, a falta de una mejor palabra y sin querer sonar condescendiente. Letras bonis y ritmos (?) distintos (muy grato encontrarme esta versión de “Fever” que no conocía, es la original?). PS: fuertecita “The Girl of My Best Friend” D:

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well, it's a classic

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Forgotten Gem

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I dig this album. Elvis just carries so much love and pain in each one of his songs. He really makes me feel it.

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I mean, classic right? But also, very uniform sound. Fever was my favorite on that album. I feel like he gets a really different sound out of that song compared to the others. Overall, good.

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pleasantly surprised. didn't think i would enjoy listening to Elvis but this record proved me wrong. Loved the track Fever.

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Really lovely listen to this album, the ultra familiar tones of Elvis was strangely very comforting. Although I don't think I've heard any of the Elvis originals in the album, it feels like a more mature outing than his earlier songs. The different styles and pace of music take some getting used to, and can see that there might have been mixed reviews when this initially was released. The production on Fever is just gorgeous! Best: Fever; Dirty, Dirty Feeling Worst: I will be home again

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Chill, really nice vocal performance, simple but groovy

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Usually not the biggest fan of Elvis,but i gotta say that i really like this album. Good Blend of slow ballads and upptempo Rock'n'roll.

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🔥

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For me and my appreciation of Elvis its all about the material...are the SONGS to my liking, because the performance and delivery all always spot on. On this album he lets his blues side OUT! Some big blues numbers here that are great performances and the material is pretty good. Fever is another high point one of the best versions of that song I've ever heard. 3.75 stars

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Es un álbum complicado para ser el primero de Elvis que nos toca: todavía tiene un montón de la onda de los 50 con mucho doo-wop y ese tipo de sonido, pero ya empieza a tener también la calidad vocal que lo hace ícono y capaz de cantar lo que le pongan enfrente. Es interesante también que Elvis, aunque era absolutamente comercial y manejado como un producto (incluso mientras estuvo en el ejército la disquera tenía un “guardadito” de canciones para no dejar de vender) pero él se trataba a sí mismo como artista, eligiendo sus temas y mejorando su técnica. En este disco se empieza a notar eso.

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Love a little Elvis but not his best album so I can’t give it a 5!

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It was interesting reading about this album. It was Elvis' first since being discharged from the army. It was also a commercial failure, only selling 300,000 copies. The album fits the "Living Stereo" label, recorded using a Neumann U-47 studio mic. It does sound amazing. Apart from Fever there aren't a lot of hits here but it does have song good solid song-writing from his band and is a great listen. I'm surprised he got away with the lyric: "That's when I'll drag you home with me girl I'm gonna chain you to the wall" Overall a fun rock album I'd put at 3.5 stars and I'll round it up to 4.

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I know he's the King and all, but I was a bit underwhelmed. Thought the album would knock my socks off. Still solid. I listened to it a whole bunch, looking for variety or seamlessness or something. Lots of reasons to like it and his unworldly talent is on display, but missing a truly unique X factor on this album. His backup singers doing that annoying low guy/alto voice was also pure drivel - stand up to your producers man. I'll give it a 4 cuz he's the King and cuz I just gave that Deerhunter album a 4 (prob should've been a 3) so can't go lower.

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Great fun, though slightly dark

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Couldn't top his first album, but its still just Elvis 4/5

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Standard Elvis

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No tiene sus canciones por las que es la figura que es, pero igual un disco regular de Elvis tiene mucho más interés que el mejor disco de una banda promedio.

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Growing up, I always heard about The King, and how he is adored by even the greatest names in music but somehow his music was alien to me, or at least I always thought so. It’s not an album as we would later be used to but damn is this great!

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Return of the king

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fun and classic

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Nice to here his voice

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I've never quite *gotten* Elvis'status as the GOAT, but this is pretty good stuff.

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it's the fucken KING!!!! The only reason people my age listen to Elvis is if their parents listened to him, and mine didn't. But this is just undeniably catchy. He's a way more versatile singer than I expected, too. 4/5.

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shawty got them apple bottom jeans the boots with the for

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Elvis + Christmas = <3

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It's Elvis

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I've never been a huge Elvis fan, but this album helps me understand his appeal a bit more. His voice is undeniable: rich and powerful, yet smooth as butter. The production on the album is excellent. The backup vocals are always clear without being overpowering. Great harmonies and fun music 4/5

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In my mind Elvis is kinda of a cheesy figure who isn't really worth much serious consideration. But this record is actually pretty great! While I'm not sure how much artistry Elvis himself actually possesses - he's got a backing band of absolute pros, covers some great songs, and is being recorded with (at the time) state of the art record production. The record just sounds great. Also, Elvis' voice is nothing to complain about at all - often powerful and versatile. While I'm typically more of a fan of musicians that take a more "auteur" or "diy" approach, it's hard to deny the craftsmanship on this record. Fun stuff!

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Primer disc postservei militar i última llamarada abans de perdre's en una década de films millorables. Ell i la banda en plena forma, se'ls nota vius i amb energia

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4

Very good album. I enjoyed just about every song.

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Chiller than usual, love it as always <3

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The temptation is to not take this seriously, but that's habit, isn't it? Awfully fun and clean and good. There's just a hint of haunting to the wholesomeness, isn't there? The crispness and the simplicity of the playing are notable, as is the quality of Elvis' voice, which is worth being reminded of.

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4

A very good album that captures Elvis's vitality and greatness. My only complaint is some of the songs just don't go anywhere.

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Elvis = Swag

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Elvis is BACK! What it do, baby!

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Elvis is BACk!!!

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My dream is to be one of those background singers with an incredibly deep voice

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Who doesn’t love vintage Elvis (or really, any Elvis). His sound is upbeat and energy is always there. His vocals are excellent as expected.

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4

was surprised how much I liked this album.

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Not as amazing as the last Elvis album on the list, but still solid

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Smoldering, sultry, raucous, and swaying back and forth between soulful and playful. The album covers a ton of ground (Rock - 'Dirty, Dirty Feeling', Do-Wop - 'Solider Boy', Soul - 'It Feels So Right', and even Blues - 'Reconsider Baby') and every single track is firmly footed in a pop sensibility. The one track I just can't shake though is 'Fever'. Elvis' performance is breathless and breathtaking. The solitary upright bass, surrounded by the ghosts of reverbed vocals and snaps, keep this barely tethered song from flying off. Bursts of bongo fills accentuate the creeping ambiance. It's haunting and seductive. All-up the album was considerably more enjoyable than I was expecting, made great by exemplary performances by Elvis, the Blue Moon Boys, and all of the supporting vocalists and artists. Shout out to the bass vocalist especially.

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4

This album sounds great! Elvis sounds great, and so do the rest of the musicians, as does the stereo sound. These are not his famous songs, but it's incredibly Elvisy in such a good way that I would play it to show why people liked Elvis so much.

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4.25

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4 stars because he's a legend

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I was tempted to just leave my review at “It’s Elvis". Even at his lowest ebb (and this is far from that) he still has that voice, that spark, that…thing. This is a pretty good set of pop rock and roll songs of the time, and the backing is stripped back enough to really showcase the man himself. Not his best, but certainly not his worst , this is where he was perhaps starting to fit into the style of the time, rather than blazing his own trail. Such A Night is the standout here for me, but I love it all. It’s Elvis, after all.

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CD

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A classic, easy listening, nice reminder of when we visited the RCA studios one holiday

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This album sees a recently returned Elvis back in the studio after a stint in the army. From his first album, this album is clearly an improvement. His voice is more assured and it is better developed. His rendition of 'Fever' particularly showcases his delicacy and control. Elvis is just not an album artist though and this album contains a lot of filler though the production is clean.

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4

While there are not hits on it this album helps to show us why Elvis was called the King of Rock and Roll. His singing is effortless across all of the styles we find on this album. He can do blues, rock, soul, country and jazz (if fever counts as jazz). The final track was my favorite.

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4

Blues patterns revisited, amazing clean singing by the king. Different timbers and styles, slow or fast - everything's on point. Song selection not too versatile, some too similar songs.. but it's 1960. Better singer than anyone else at that time.

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Actually not too bad for doo wop music Not my genre of choice but pretty good Aren't you legally obligated to like Elvis because Memphis? Didn't realize Doo Wop music actually said Doo Wop

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4

I must just be an Elvis fan, cuz everything I hear from him I like. Including this!

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A beautiful representation of what Elvis can be apart from his big big hits. The song "Fever" is one of my favorite interpretations of the King. And as always, a flawless voice with his unique mood. Amongst his best albums for sure.

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4

Classic Elvis, remind me of my grand-parents and put me in a good nostalgic mood.

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I have a lot of respect for Elvis, but I can't say that I'm a big fan. This is really fun to listen to, but I feel no real connection to his music. It's more like something I will enjoy hearing as background music than an artist that I will obsess over. But yeah, this is pretty good and this is freakin' Elvis so I can't give him less than 4 stars.

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I guess she did alright 🙄

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J'ai adoré cet album d'Elvis et ce malgré les récentes découvertes faites à son sujet par le biais de Seb la Frite.

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the songs on this album are unfamiliar to me. That said, the album was fun to listen to. I liked his version of feverl

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4

can't say much since i wasn't born when this came out lol but it has that old school vibes i like so much (sorry my description isn't as accurate)

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I was surprised (though I shouldn’t have been) by how much I loved this album. I couldn’t decide between Fever and It Feels So Right as my favorite song!

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4

Not a huge Elvis fan, but really great album. Makes me want to dive deeper into the king

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4

First time actually listening to an Elvis album. Great stuff.

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I really dig it

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Elvis is the meat in this sandwich, but you don't get a good sandwich without good bread and that's where The Jordanaires and the Nashville A-Team come in and make this an amazing album. Presley's vocals are good and he's at his peak here. Why? Because this is the music he wanted to make. He's having fun with his friends and making some great rock and roll and country music. If Elvis was able to make more of this music and less of the Colonel's shit that he was forced to do, he could've kept going instead of meeting the fate he did. 4/5.

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This was a pleasant surprise. Really clean musicianship and a great bunch of songs with heaps of character to 'em.

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Standard elvis…. Few too many ballads to mark any higher!

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So he is alive?

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Elvis doesn't play a character on this album, which means it's probably his best one. Best track: Fever

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3.5 stars

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ah men det var faktiskt ganska trevligt. uppskattar ett snabbt album.

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Not the best Elvis album.

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Ok, it's Elvis

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I liked Elvis but it wasn't the best elvis

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I'm mixed with elvis, he's alright, i know he did change music, but its so so my style

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Not bad

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Sure. 3.5

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Good

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Good to hear some Elvis I hadn't heard before

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Its elvis

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He had better. 3/5

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Not my favorite but nit bad at all

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Some good songs. Fever, the last track. I will be home again.

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Gutes Album für Verliebte, für Singles eher nicht so!

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Rock, blues, folk.

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Not his best album, but pretty good and easy to appreciate. Not necessarily my jam, but I liked it.

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- Make Me Know It is fun but fades out mid-verse, where you goin?! - Fever super groovy - First listen 6.5-7/10 - Second listen 6.5/10. Elvis is super fun. Ooooh reconsider babaaaaay

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Lively! Not really my style though

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Some familiar songs on this Fever, which is has been covered by other artists. Has a bit of old, classic country but mostly typical 50's music. Didn't realize how good Elvis' voice actually is all throughout. 6/10.

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I don't immediately hate this. the first track is pleasant. Fever is a good restrained second track. yea this was okay.

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Muy Elvis. Voz espectacular

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Bien, interesantes, pero en periodos alejados unos de otros.

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Positiivinen yllätys, että levyllä oli vähän sielukkaampaakin slovaria eikä pelkkää "elvis-rokkia". Ei kuitenkaan mikään kovin mieleenpainuva tai erityisen tunteita herättävä levy.

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Dirty, dirty feelings vond ik leuk. Verder wel ok om eens een keer naar te luisteren.

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Aan Elvis kun je je nooit een bult vallen.

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This was pretty strong, I really liked the last two tracks with the bluesy sax going to town. Some solid covers as well

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Me simpatiza el sujeto pero tampoco soy fan acérrimo. Fever es brutal, eso sí. Las mejores canciones en este disco son siempre las baladas, eso es algo que aprendes con el tiempo, creo. Escapa a la narrativa de sus caderas y el rock de la cárcel. Tiene una gran voz para las baladas y medios tiempos, una muy influyente yo creo, están las semillas ahí de las voces más graves en el rock que nos dan todo lo oscuro: Jim Morrison, Iggy, Nick Cave, todo eso.

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I like it, but I don't really love it.

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Elvis does have quite the nice voice, I must say

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Kinda neutral. Definitely okay, but the only song that grabbed me enough to distract from work was "Fever" 3/5

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On the short side at 30 mins. Over by the time you feel its just getting started.

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Has its ups and downs. The vocal on Fever is amazing. Dirty Dirty Feeling & Such A Night are undiscovered gems.

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First half was alright but the second half of the album was fantastic

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Really enjoyed, would've gotten 4* if he have actually done any song writing

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Could be higher if the first half was same standard as the brilliant second half.

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No está mal pero no es My style

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Album de bastantes canciones lentas de Elvis. No es un mal disco (tiene una de mis canciones favoritas de él), pero no es de todo mi agrado.

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Really strong record from the King. Versatile and well-heeled but maybe a little less immediate rock and roll energy than his earlier records. 3.5/5 Favourite track: "Such a Night"

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Interesting album that showcases Elvis' ambitions to move into different genres, and maybe reinvent himself. But despite the album featuring a bunch of different popular late 50s genres, they're all isolated in separate tracks. Would have like to feel a sense of cohesion.

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Great vocal range and delivery shows up on all different genres on this album. Also the backing band is stellar. 3 1/2

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Alright overall, not sure how I feel about Elvis tbh

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Good Elvis listening record with a little less R&B flair.

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Good album, nice to see Elvis do new things

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(Listened to some songs before but never full album) This was a solid pop/blues record and I enjoyed most of it. It would jump from sounding inspired at points to sounding a bit trite, but overall liked it. Conflicted between 3 and 4 stars for it. Favorite Songs: I Will Be Home Again, Soldier Boy, It Feels So Right Least Favorite Songs: The Girl of My Best Friend, Dirty, Dirty Feeling

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Pretty decent. Not a huge fan, but still good

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I didn't think it was anything super interesting or unique.

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Never been a big fan, but this one is much more soulful than his first rock n roll records. He masters his voice and the sound of this record is much better than his others before the army.

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Listen to Elvis before, Elvis has an amazing voice just not my type of music 3/5

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3.5

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This is my first Elvis album. To be honest, It wasn't bad. Elvis has some solid pipes Make me know it feels like a classic, same with Fever. The girl of my best friend is good, but it feels weird to vibe to it. The Classic "I'm in love with the woman I can't have song" It's solid though, Just so many of them. Overall, I'd recommend.

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It's Elvis

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I liked more the Bluesy songs, great guitar by Scott Moore, Elvis' voice not bad either

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It's hard to process this as anything other than a historical artifact tbh. It's not bad, but i got nothing from it, apart from wanting to listen to the Alec Empire vs Elvis album again.

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The harmonies on I will be home again are exquisite

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Elvis is really not normally my cup of tea but I actually highly enjoyed this album. Although it did seem a tad samey by the end, which is common for albums in that time period it seems. Not something that’s going to inspire me to dive into his other albums though

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Better than the last Elvis album we listened to. Fun at times, we should mix him in with other playlists. Exhausting for a whole album.

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Its solid Elvis but no standouts other than the Fever cover.

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Great period piece. Music depended on the strength of the performance and Elvis was up to the challenge. My parents probably danced to this

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Creo que este disco está muy bajo en el sentido del beat, supongo que para atraer de nuevo al público después de la ausencia de Elvis. Buena fórmula, no le siento nada mal solo que no le veo mayores rolas fuera de soldier boy y tener la original de "enamorado de la novia de mi mejor amigo"

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