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Tomorrow Is a Long Time
Elvis Presley
Tomorrow Is a Long Time
Genres: Pop, Rock
 
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Assembled from tracks Elvis Presley recorded in Nashville between 1966 and '68, this, like the similar Such a Night, is an album that probably should have been, but because it was the policy of his label and his management...  more »

      
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All Artists: Elvis Presley
Title: Tomorrow Is a Long Time
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bmg / Elvis
Release Date: 5/18/1999
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Oldies, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 078636774022

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Assembled from tracks Elvis Presley recorded in Nashville between 1966 and '68, this, like the similar Such a Night, is an album that probably should have been, but because it was the policy of his label and his management to scatter Presley's non-soundtrack '60s recordings out as singles, bonus tracks, and additions to low-budget compilations, it never happened--until now. Instead of rougher alternate takes, these are finished masters, many of which will be recognizable to Presley fans. The material here is a mix of tunes supplied by the star's publishing company and selections he wanted to record. Jerry Reed, who plays guitar on several tunes, is also represented as a songwriter via two highlights, "Guitar Man" and the similarly fast-talking "U.S. Male." Another Reed, bluesman Jimmy, gets his due in a cover of "Big Boss Man." The soaring, almost religious "Indescribably Blue" points in the direction that Elvis would follow--often with unfortunate results--for the rest of his career. Overall, Tomorrow provides a revealing look at Presley's studio recordings during his pre-comeback period. --Robert Baird

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Big Boss Man
Martin 13 | Slovenia | 06/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A little bit of country, pop and rock 'n' roll. One of the best compilations of Elvis ever! And I mean it! This is not just a cd for diehard fans or rockabillies. Every rocker must have it! "Too Much Monkey Business" is an old Chuck Berry song, "Guitar Man" and "US Male" are Jerry Reed originals, "Tomorrow Is A Long Time" is Bob Dylans country, "Big Boss Man" is Willie Dixon's blues, "Stay Away" and "Going Home" are Wild West songs, "Love Letters" is Kelly Lester's, "Fools Fall In Love" is another Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller's song originaly recorded by The Drifters, but his is faster, "High Heel Sneakers" is another rock 'n' roll classic, and so on and on... This is really worth having. Rock On!"
The King On The Verge of His 68 Combeback
T. C Lane | Marina, CA USA | 08/02/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Non-soundtrack recordings made between 66 and 68, these sides show that Elvis' 68 Comeback was inevitable. Jerry Reed gives Elvis 2 of his best songs "Guitar Man" and "U.S. Male" and the King knocks 'em out of the park. His cover of the Clovers "Down In The Alley" from 1966 is tough R&B. Also, check out his version of Bob Dylan's "Tomorrow Is A Long Time". A great performance. Yes, the man could do it all. So, while he was still making bad movies, these Nashville sides are proof that the King was on the verge of Rock and Roll's greatest comeback. His voice sounds great, the songs on this CD are generally good (a few too many remakes of other artist's hits), and you can just feel him committed to making great music again. Which he would."
The Comeback Begins
Scott T. Rivers | Los Angeles, CA USA | 09/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Tomorrow Is a Long Time" represents the beginning of Elvis Presley's artistic resurrection. The majority of Presley's studio work from 1966 to 1968 ranks among his best recordings. "Down in the Alley," "Love Letters," "Guitar Man," "Hi-Heel Sneakers," "Big Boss Man," "U.S. Male" and the title track (a superb Bob Dylan cover) display the eclecticism and high energy of this unique artist. If you don't have the "From Nashville to Memphis" box set, then this CD is a must-own - it's a valuable document of the King reclaiming his crown."