Presley's Stax Trax
Scott T. Rivers | Los Angeles, CA USA | 11/10/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Though labeled a disappointment by critics, Elvis Presley's "Raised on Rock" deserves another listen. The King's erratic July 1973 session at the legendary Stax Studios produced a few memorable cuts - represented by the nostalgic title song, the low-down funk of Leiber-Stoller's "If You Don't Come Back" and the sublime country ballad "For Ol' Times Sake." Another stellar performance is a beautifully pared-down rendition of "Are You Sincere." Decent rockers such as "Find Out What's Happening" and "Just a Little Bit" help offset the occasional foray into Engelbert Humperdinck territory ("Girl of Mine" and "Sweet Angeline"). However, "Three Corn Patches" remains the worst Leiber-Stoller composition Elvis ever recorded. Clocking in at a scant 28 minutes, "Raised on Rock" would have benefited from a few extra tracks, but survives as one of Presley's most underrated efforts."
Elvis Raised On Rock
C. Sue Mack | Edwardsburg, MI United States | 10/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"WONDERFUL!!! LOVE!!!! Highly recommend!! This album has a different feel than most of his albums, but refreshing to hear!"