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Format: CD
Artist: The Million Dollar Quartet
CatNo: SNAD551CD
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Million Dollar Quartet CD Elvis Presley Johnny Cash
'It's like eavesdropping on a jam session of the Gods.' - Record Collector
 Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash's legendary session at the Sun Studios. This 2CD set also features solo highlights from all four members.
This special edition was issued to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of a one-off meeting of rock 'n' roll giants at Sun Studios on December 4th 1956. The recordings made on that day by the so-called Million Dollar Quartet really do have legendary status.
Carl Perkins was completing a recording session at which Jerry Lee Lewis had been playing piano for him when Elvis Presley dropped by to visit his old friends at Sun, where he had made his first seminal recordings a couple of years earlier. The scene was set for an extraordinary, impromptu jam session which was fortunately recorded for posterity by Sam Phillips.
Supported by Carl Perkins' band, Elvis, Carl and Jerry spontaneously run through a mixture of popular songs of the day, country favourites as well as old country-gospel tunes which so influenced the trio.
Johnny Cash's actual involvement in the surviving tracks featured has for many years been a matter of conjecture. Although his voice does not seem to appear on any of the surviving tracks, several reliable authorities, including Cash himself in his autobiography, have stated that he was definitely present and performed on several songs.
The music we hear is a mixture of snippets of songs, passages of dialogue as well as several complete or near-complete songs. In one particularly fascinating segment, Elvis talks about and sings three of his own then - current songs, 'Don't Be Cruel', 'Paralysed' and 'That's Where Your Heartaches Begin'.
Disc One of this special anniversary double set includes all the performances by the Quartet which have been found to date. Although other songs are known to have been performed on the day, they have not been found and are now presumably lost forever.
Disc Two of this unique set features eight specially chosen solo titles from each of the Quartet members.
Disc One: 
1. You Belong To My Heart
2. When God Dips His Love In My Heart
3. Just A Little Talk With Jesus
4. Walk That Lonesome Valley
5. I Shall Not Be Moved
6. (There'll Be) peace In The Valley (For Me)
7. Down By The Riverside
8. I'm In The Crowd But Oh So Alone
9. Farther Along
10. Blessed Jesus, Hold My Hand
11. As We Travel Along On The Jericho Road
12. I Just Can't Make It By Myself
13. Little Cabin On The Hill
14. Summertime Has passed And Gone
15. I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling
16. Sweetheart, You Done Me Wrong
17. Keeper Of The Key
18. Crazy Arms
19. Don't Forbid Me
20. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
21. Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
22. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
23. Don't Be Cruel
24. Don't Be Cruel
25. Paralysed
26. Don't Be Cruel
27. There's No Place Like Home
28. When The Saints Go Marching In
29. Softly And Tenderly
30. Is It So Strange
31. That's When Your Heartaches Begin
32. Reconsider Baby
33. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
34. Rip It up
35. I'm Gonna Bid My Blues Goodbye
36. Crazy Arms
37. That's My Desire
38. At The End Of The Road
39. Jerry's Boogie
40. You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven
 Elvis Farewell
Disc Two: 
1. (Ep) That's All Right
2. (Cp) Movie Magg
3. (Ep)- You're A Heartbreaker
4. (JC) My Treasure
5. (Ep) I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
6. (JC) You're My Baby
7. (Ep) I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
8. (JC) New Mexico
9. (Ep) I Forgot To Remember To Forget
10. (JLL) That Lucky Old Sun
11. (Cp) Turn Around
12. (JLL) Dixie
13. (Cp) Honky Tonk Gal
14. (Ep) Milkcow Blues Boogie
15. (JC) Belshazar
16. (JLL) Marines' Hymn (Halls Of Montezema)
17. (Cp) Sure To Fall
18. (JC) Train Of Love
19. (JLL) Will The Circle Be unbroken
20. (Cp) Keeper Of The Key
21. (JC) I Was There When It Happened
22. (JLL) Old Time Religion
23. (Cp) Be Honest With Me
24. (JLL) Silver Threads Among The Gold
25. (Ep) Mystery Train
26. (Cp) Lonely Street
27. (JC) Goodnight Irene
28. (JLL) Great Speckled Bird
29. (Cp) Forever Yours
30. (JC) Leave That Junk Alone
31. (JLL) Hand Me Down My Walking Cane