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Return to Sender
Genres: Pop, Rock
Reissue No. 13 in the series from RCA/Sony BMG to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth, January 8th 2005, 'Return To Sender' was Elvis' 13th UK #1 single originally released in 1962. Each classic single ... more »
Reissue No. 13 in the series from RCA/Sony BMG to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth, January 8th 2005, 'Return To Sender' was Elvis' 13th UK #1 single originally released in 1962. Each classic single will be released in a limited edition numbered CD and 10 inch format, which will be beautifully packaged using original artwork. 2005.
A Fan | VA | 02/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a CD reissue of Elvis' classic 1962 hit single. "Return to Sender" went to number 2 on the Billboard singles chart, number 1 on the rival Cashbox singles chart, and number 5 on the Billboard R&B chart in the US. It was also an international hit reaching number 1 in the UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, and Sweden. This release includes the original B-side, the mellow and hard to come by "Where Do You Come From" which was a minor hit just making the Billboard singles chart at 99. It also includes the bonus track "Girls! Girls! Girls!" from the movie.
The CD is made to look like the vinyl 45 rpm single and replicates the original single photo sleeve. A nice addition for Elvis collectors.
This CD single does not include all the songs listed above. Amazon must have confused this with another CD of the same name. The CD single only includes the 3 songs mentioned in this review."
Pearl of a reissue
Phil S. | USA | 12/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A great concept, beautifully mounted in CD format. The title tune of the original album it was found on is here, in spectacularly clear sound.
The hit single itself is surely one Elvis' greatest triumphs in that medium, especially considering that the flipside was also on the album!
"Return To Sender" is an instantaneous tidal wave of good-natured pop with alotta kick. Presumptive reference disc is Dean Martin's "Standing On The Corner", another catchy oddball, also not exactly danceable, put something for the ages.
B-side is a true art song, another near-falsetto 3am porchswing confession from the master of the soft ballad, Elvis aron Presley.
Extra tune is Big El's "cover" of version one [Historians, correct me if I'm wrong] of the Coasters' 1961 almost-hit. Elvis enlists supe saxman Homer "Boots" Randolph to do an extended solo on this gospel-styled, decidely secular, storming uptempo entry. Just as on the above-named titles, his voice is clear as a bell, 27 year-old Elvis at the stern."