Album Review

Elvis Presley: Our Memories of Elvis, Volume 2

71KU27rhanL._SL1280_Milking its limited supply of unreleased Elvis tunes for all they’re worth and then some, RCA apparently plans to give us only one or two such numbers of each of what will undoubtedly be a long string of “new” albums. This time around, the vaults uyield a pleasant, unspectacular extended version of Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right”; filling out the set are such late-70s releases as “Way Down” and “I Can Help.” A few of them more than hint at Presley’s massive talent, and all have been improved by the removal of the original releases’ “sweetening tracks.” Nevertheless the bulk of this package suffers from the MOR leanings and halfhearted vocal approach that characterized Elvis’s decline.

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