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The Complete Million Dollar Quartet

By: Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash

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1   Instrumental (Unknown) Buy Buy  
2   Love Me Tender (instrumental) Buy Buy  
3   Jingle Bells (Instrumental) Buy Buy  
4   White Christmas (instrumental) Buy Buy  
5   Reconsider Baby Buy Buy  
6   Don't Be Cruel Buy Buy  
7   Don't Be Cruel Buy Buy  
8   Paralyzed Buy Buy  
9   Don't Be Cruel Buy Buy  
10   There's No Place Like Home Buy Buy  
11   When The Saints Go Marchin' In Buy Buy  
12   Softly And Tenderly Buy Buy  
13   When God Dips His Love In My Heart Buy Buy  
14   Just A Little Talk With Jesus Buy Buy  
15   Jesus Walked That Lonesome Valley (extra verse) Buy Buy  
16   I Shall Not Be Moved Buy Buy  
17   Peace In The Valley Buy Buy  
18   Down By The Riverside Buy Buy  
19   I'm With A Crowd But So Alone Buy Buy  
20   Farther Along Buy Buy  
21   Blessed Jesus (Hold My Hand) Buy Buy  
22   On The Jericho Road Buy Buy  
23   I Just Can't Make It By Myself Buy Buy  
24   Little Cabin Home On The Hill Buy Buy  
25   Summertime Is Past And Gone Buy Buy  
26   I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling Buy Buy  
27   Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong Buy Buy  
28   Keeper Of The Key Buy Buy  
29   Crazy Arms Buy Buy  
30   Don't Forbid Me Buy Buy  
31   Too Much Monkey Business Buy Buy  
32   Brown Eyed Handsome Man Buy Buy  
33   Out Of Sight Out Of Mind Buy Buy  
34   Brown Eyed Handsome Man Buy Buy  
35   Don't Forbid Me Buy Buy  
36   You Belong To My Heart Buy Buy  
37   Is It So Strange Buy Buy  
38   That's When Your Heartaches Begin Buy Buy  
39   Brown Eyed Handsome Man Buy Buy  
40   Rip It Up Buy Buy  
41   I'm Gonna Bid My Blues Goodbye Buy Buy  
42   Crazy Arms Buy Buy  
43   That's My Desire (extra verse) Buy Buy  
44   End Of The Road Buy Buy  
45   Black Bottom Stomp Buy Buy  
46   You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven Buy Buy  

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Fifty years after a 21-year-old Elvis Presley first shook the world comes a reissue of the famed Million Dollar Quartet recording, the off-the-cuff Sun Records jam session where Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash joined Presley for a loose-jointed romp through 46 songs. Except that's not quite right--Cash either put down his part off-mic or rolled out his big baritone-bass when the tape wasn't rolling (the more likely explanation). So that, as Colin Escott writes in his liner notes, technically makes this a $750,000 Trio. And while this new edition is billed as the "complete" quartet--since 12 more minutes surfaced on a tape of superior sound quality found in Elvis's private collection, and the session is now in its right sequence--it obviously isn't the whole thing. (The 12 extra minutes are essentially four short instrumentals and "Reconsider Baby" at the start, as well as bits and pieces at different points throughout the CD.) But what survives is nevertheless fascinating, of course, not only for the historical record but for the fervor the three bring to a handful of spirituals (their finest moment) and how young Presley--who is already recording for RCA, and has just been dropped by Sun--presents himself. His new notoriety brings out a cocky charm, as he devotes much of these renditions of "Don't Be Cruel" and "Paralyzed" to an imitation of Jackie Wilson imitating him (Elvis knows Wilson only as one of Billy Ward's Dominoes), and boasting that Pat Boone recorded a song that Elvis wouldn't even audition. This fly-on-the-wall voyeurism should appeal to any student of rock 'n' roll history. But serious Elvisphiles will especially enjoy hearing Presley talk about the seeds of recording "That's When Your Heartaches Begin," mimic Hank Snow on "I'm Gonna Bid My Blues Goodbye," and express bemused ire over Faron Young, who had sent him a song ("Is It So Strange") he hoped Elvis would record. "He didn't want to give me none of it--he wanted it all, you know," Elvis says with a chuckle, supposedly referring to the publishing/writing credit, something Elvis's manager, the iron-fisted Colonel Tom Parker, demanded. As the trio moves through a plethora of material--Christmas songs, gospel, blues, R&B, country, pop, Dixieland, cowboy, and bluegrass--they become the hammer, anvil, and steel, forging a new form of music. What you have here, then, is no less than the sound of it, taking shape. --Alanna Nash

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