Fortunately for the Johnson set as well as for the countless reissues of individual albums on which alternate takes
break the original conceptual flow, technology, which is part of the problem, is also the solution: Program the original sequence into your CD player.
He has Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums, and is in scintillating form throughout these eight tracks (one new one for this edition and no alternate takes
In addition to dozens of deleted scenes and some alternate takes
, the set also contains more than a few bloopers, some of which reveal just how much bonding went on during the shooting of the original episodes.
The second disc contains 25 songs from Presley's post-army movie career, concentrating on alternate takes
from GI Blues, Flaming Star, Wild In The Country and Blue Hawaii, from the early 60s.
Added tracks are mostly alternate takes
of tracks already included, but for anorak fans the last two albums have the radio commercials for the albums, too.
In addition to the December 9, 1964, session which resulted in the original album, this edition also contains alternate takes
and sextet versions of some of the sections recorded the following day, as well as the only recording of the complete piece in concert performance, at the Festival Mondial du Jazz Antibes the following July.
Among the film restorations he has overseen are the DVD version of "Rain Man," containing alternate takes
, and a remixed stereo DVD edition of "Rocky" (originally released in mono).
I think this one garnered four stars from Downbeat magazine the first time out; on re-release, with added tracks and alternate takes
, it deserves the full set.
Some trailers contain alternate takes
or scenes and even characters that don't exist in the actual movie.