Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Camden Classis - Ahhh, The Memories!
B. Baldwin | 11/29/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Elvis fans who grew up in the age of the vinyl LP will no doubt have fond memories of the Camden budget LP's. For many of us, during our younger days, these LP's were very affordable when the only income you had coming in was an allowance from your parents or from summer jobs mowing lawns, or winters shoveling snow....Those carefree days of childhood!
"I Got Lucky" is the latest release in a string of remastered CD re-releases of these quasi-classics. While typically devoid of any radio hits, they offered fans access to some of Elvis's music that wasn't readily available at the time the original LP's were released. The cover art reflected what you might expect from a 70's era budget release, however, "I Got Lucky" stands out in that it shows a slim, trim picture of Elvis in concert from 1970 in a plain white suit, long before the caricature of self parody would take root.
That there are no radio hits to be found on this release doesn't mean there aren't great songs within! The title track, taken from the soundtrack to Elvis' "Kid Galahad" movie is an infectious early 60's pop tune that you can't help but love. The hidden gem that is Elvis' cover of the Leiber & Stoller penned "Fools Fall In Love" belongs on everyone's list of favorite Elvis songs......Another feel-good song, featuring great sax work from the late, great Boot Randolph.
These releases are pure nostalgia....One hundred percent fun, nothing more, nothing less. The songs have been remastered by Vic Anesini, who has earned a great deal of praise for the remastering work he's done on Elvis' catalog.....Praise rightly deserved as listenign to these songs will attest, they've never sounded better!
So, pick-up an Elvis Camden CD, slip it on the CD player, close your eyes and spend some time reliving the good old days!
I get happy!
M. Lenoire | GELEEN, Limburg Netherlands | 04/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I get happy everytime I put this record on. From the seventies on till now. I played it often on my turntable. And now I can play it with no scratch on it on my Cd player. Great stuff, this Cd invention. As I was a kid with no money. These camden releases were the only way to get to hear Elvis in your room. This is my favourite Camden. Only happy music on this one."