Elvis Presley – Elvis’ Golden Records, Vol. 3 (1963/2015) [Qobuz 24bit/96kHz]

Elvis Presley – Elvis’ Golden Records, Vol. 3 (1963/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 00:29:58 minutes | 653 MB | Genre: Rock & Roll
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | © RCA Victor
Recorded: March 20, 1960 – March 19, 1962

Elvis’ Golden Records Volume 3 is a greatest hits album by the American rock and roll singer Elvis Presley, released by RCA Victor as LPM-2765 on August 11, 1963. The record was the third volume of a five volume collection. It is a compilation of hit singles released in 1960, 1961, and 1962.


The original Elvis’ Golden Records, Vol. 3 was, like its predecessors, an unprecedented release — no one in rock & roll up to that point, other than Elvis, had ever legitimately earned a second greatest-hits volume, much less a third. This is also the place where the legitimately softer, more mature Presley replaces the angry young Elvis represented on the first two volumes. On a sexual level, songs like “Stuck on You,” “It’s Now or Never,” “Fame and Fortune,” “I Gotta Know,” and “Surrender” offer seduction rather than diverting violation. He might no longer have been a rebel, but as represented on the original ten songs of this album, he was still making the Top Five and even the top of the charts regularly with work that was legitimately fine early-’60s rock & roll and pop/rock. “His Latest Flame” or “Good Luck Charm” might not have been groundbreaking musical statements of the caliber of “Heartbreak Hotel” or “Blue Suede Shoes,” but in Elvis’ hands they were worth hearing over and over. The original 12 songs have been augmented by six more, including “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (which should have been on this disc to begin with) and the hauntingly beautiful “Girl of My Best Friend,” which was a number two hit in England (and may be the prettiest song Elvis ever cut), plus “Wild in the Country” and “Wooden Heart” (a hit in Europe) from G.I. Blues. The producers have stuck with the most tasteful and intriguing numbers from the films, within the time frame of the original release, the annotation is thorough, and the 1997 remastered sound runs circles around all prior editions. -Bruce Eder

1 It’s Now Or Never 3:19
2 Stuck On You 2:23
3 Fame & Fortune 2:34
4 I Gotta Know 2:19
5 Surrender 1:57
6 I Feel So Bad 2:57
7 Are You Lonesome Tonight 3:10
8 (Marie’s The Name Of) His Latest Flame 2:11
9 Little Sister 2:35
10 Good Luck Charm 2:29
11 Anything That’s Part Of You 2:08
12 She’s Not You 2:08

Elvis Presley – vocals, acoustic guitar
Scotty Moore – guitar
Hank Garland – guitar, bass
Tiny Timbrell, Neal Matthews, Harold Bradley, Jerry Kennedy – guitar
Floyd Cramer – piano, organ
Gordon Stoker, Dudley Brooks – piano
Bob Moore, Ray Siegel, Meyer Rubin – bass
D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman, Hal Blaine – drums
Boots Randolph – saxophone
Jimmie Haskell – accordion
The Jordanaires, Millie Kirkham – backing vocals



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