Such a Night
By Sharath Chandran
Such a night is the sixth release in the Essential
series. Although a lot of this content has been released on different
bootlegs, none could beat the sound
quality of this release. This release features the following sessions in Studio B,Nashville.
MARCH 20-21 1960
Make Me Know It
Stuck On You
APRIL 3-5 1960
Such A Night
The Girl Of My Best Friend
OCTOBER 30-31 1960
I Believe In The Man In The Sky
MARCH 12-13 1961
Give Me The Right
I'm Coming Home
There's Always Me
JUNE 25-26 1961
OCTOBER 15-16 1961
I Met Her Today
MARCH 18-19 1962
Gonna Get Back Home Somehow
MAY 26-28 1963
Please Don't Drag That String Around
JANUARY 12 1963
It Hurts Me
Crystal Clear!!!Much better than some of the bootlegs.
1.SUCH A NIGHT:Takes 2&3 are false starts.Take 4 is the complete take.
2.MAKE ME KNOW IT:The first song Elvis recorded after his return from the army.This is Take 3.Other takes(16+17) were released on TTAF.
3.STUCK ON YOU:This take 2 version is very similar to the master with the exception of the ending being messed up.
4.FEVER:A very good Take 1.The sound here suffers from too much of bass.
5.GIRL OF MY BEST FRIEND:Take 6 is very similar to the master .
6.SOLDIER BOY:Takes 2&3 were released on the bootleg Colonel's Collection.This is take 1.
7.SURRENDER:This is take 9.Take 1 has been released on 60's boxset.
8.I BELIEVE IN THE MAN IN THE SKY:This take(take 1)has been released on Surrender by Elvis and Stand By me Vol 2.
9.GIVE ME THE RIGHT:The complete session has been bootlegged on Something Complete(Famous Groove FG2332).This is take 2.
10.I'M COMING HOME:From the same session as Give Me The Right.This is take 2.
11.THERE'S ALWAYS ME:Take 9.Very similar to the master.
12.LITTLE SISTER:Take 9.Other takes are available on the bootleg Kiss Me Quick Little Sister(KMQ 1061).
13.I MET HER TODAY:This is take 4.Master version is take 18.
14.GONNA GET BACK HOME SOMEHOW:Take 5.Other versions can be found on Always Me 3 and 24 Carat Gold.
15.NIGHT RIDER:This song was used in the 1965 movie Tickle Me.This is take 5 which is the master version for the 1962 recordings.Takes 1+2+3 has been
released on Always Me 4.
16.SUCH AN EASY QUESTION:Again used on the movie Tickle Me.Take 2 is a really splendid version of this underrated song.
17.SUSPICION:Take 2(unreleased).Take 1 is found on There's Always Me 1.
18.PLEASE DON'T DRAG THAT STRING AROUND:OK vesion considering its Take 1.
19.MEMPHIS TENNESSEE:Take 5 of this Chuck Berry song.Again its very similar to the master(take 6).This is the 1964 version.
20.IT HURTS ME:An extremely good version considering its only take 1.
Well,that sums it up.It is'nt that essential when compared to the other releases in this series.But its a must have only for its fabulous sound quality.