Elmore James

The Complete Fire & Enjoy Recordings [Box]

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This three-disc set mirrors Capricorn's double box set of the same material. The Collectables set offers more alternate takes and stray vocals from Sammy Myers and an unidentified female vocalist, recorded at the same sessions, with Elmore contributing guitar, many of the tracks in true stereo. But the liner-note information is scant, and the lack of a proper booklet makes this set an also-ran compared to the more sensibly ordered and far better annotated Capricorn set, garish box graphics and all. Further points are docked for the inclusion of two tracks that certainly aren't Bobby Robinson recordings, the first version of "Make My Dreams Come True" and "I Can't Stop Lovin' You."

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:38
2 2:09
3 2:46
4 2:48
5 2:53
6 2:50
7 2:32
8 2:44
9 2:20
10 2:32
11 2:36
12 2:46
13 3:30
14 3:07
15 1:47
16 5:00
17
feat: Sam Myers
2:28
18 2:58
19 3:13
20 3:02
21 2:59
22 2:24
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