Elvis at Stax - Elvis Presley
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  • Summary: The three-disc set contains music recorded at Memphis's Stax studios in 1973, including six Hot 100 singles released between 1973 and 1975.
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  1. 80
    All told this a classy and worthy addition to your “Elvis, the later years” collection.
  2. Oct 30, 2013
    80
    If the quality flags on Spanish Eyes or Girl Of Mine, that’s down to oversentimental material. And when the completed versions kick in with Raised On Rock, it ain’t hard to see why Elvis was still scoring hits amid glam, metal and Philly soul; class wins out.
  3. Oct 22, 2013
    80
    These previously released 28 masters and 27 out-takes are yet another eloquent reminder that contrary to received wisdom, Presley's '70s were no creative desert. [Nov 2013, p.120]
  4. Oct 22, 2013
    80
    The 28 masters perfectly preserve the fight-or-flight cortisone power and tired, forlorn grandeur of late period Elvis. But it's the 27 outtakes that truly startle. [Nov 2013, p.98]
  5. Sep 9, 2013
    70
    Take one of the great vocalists of the past century, give him material like this to lay into, and you’re bound to come out with something not just eminently listenable, but occasionally revelatory.
  6. Sep 9, 2013
    60
    Elvis at Stax, discreetly packaged, replete with complete credits for musicians, singers, and studio personnel, and excellent (if fawning) Robert Gordon liner notes, is a nice corrective.

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