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Valentine Gift
Elvis Presley
Valentine Gift
Genres: Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #1

RCA was never at a loss repackaging Elvis Presley material even during the King's lifetime--and it's only accelerated since his death. This 1985 compilation of '50s and '60s ballads, both bluesy and soft, comes from a peri...  more »

      
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All Artists: Elvis Presley
Title: Valentine Gift
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Oldies, Vocal Pop, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 078635535327, 078635535341

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RCA was never at a loss repackaging Elvis Presley material even during the King's lifetime--and it's only accelerated since his death. This 1985 compilation of '50s and '60s ballads, both bluesy and soft, comes from a period when the label was assembling theme compilations, the concept behind this one obviously being love. And it covers all those contradictory Presley bases--that is, love in all its forms--from raw sex ("Fever," "It Feels So Right") to rejection (the wonderful "I Was the One," "Are You Lonesome Tonight?") to his stock-in-trade sincere tenderness (a majority of the tracks here, including, of course, the obligatory "Can't Help Fallin' in Love"). "Fame and Fortune" remains one of his greatest post-Army ballads, and his underrated version of Kitty Lester's "Love Letters" matches the original--but the major buzz at the time of this release was the inclusion here of Dylan's "Tomorrow Is a Long Time," previously available only as a bonus cut on the dreadful Spinout! soundtrack. As Dylan related to an interviewer, this is the cover version of his own material that he has "treasured the most." --Bill Holdship

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CD Reviews

A great album
David Childress | Missouri | 02/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"To me this is one of the best elvis albums to come out in a long time"
A Solid Collection
C. Manson | Destin, FL United States | 06/13/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This CD would rate 5 stars were it not for the availability of the songs here on the essential 50's and 60's box sets. (Liner notes would have been nice, too.) Still, if you don't have a lot of dough, this is worth owning for Mr. Presley's version of the Bob Dylan song "Tomorrow Is a Long Time" alone."
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY - FROM ELVIS !
Lady Gal Music | Florida | 01/25/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"First of all I simply adore this CD even though some of the tracks are available on larger box sets. It was packaged well and re-mastered exquisitly. However, I have to add that I would not have purchased the CD if I had not already owned the original 33 1/3 rmp recording...which is a classic! The vynl is pressed in the color RED with a gold label. The album is just exactly what you would expect to find in many collections of girls when they were "teeny-boppers". I've since worn the recording out and have been seeking a CD version. I find that even the CD has been out of print for many years. If you can find a used version in good shape of the CD or the 33 1/3 rmp recording (in very good condition it is a collectors piece now), go for it! Some of the tracks which I enjoy are "Young and Beautiful," "Tomorrow Is A Long Time," (which is a cover for a Bob Dylan song), and "Love Letters." Standard Elvis hits such as "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" and "Can't Help Falling In Love" are included among the tracks. Anyway, Valentine's Day is coming up and I can't think of a better gift for that very special person in your life. It's, after all, "a valentine gift" from Elvis to us all. I give this a 4 star rating because there should and could have been more tracks of love songs on the CD than listed...they had a lot to choose from over Elvis's career."