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Upon signing a merchandising deal with Vernon Presley during Elvis’ wake, Colonel Parker is reported to have said, “Elvis isn’t dead. Just his body is gone.” As a result, Elvis Aron Presley has generated more revenue since Aug. 16, 1977, than he did in his 42 years of earthly existence. Some may insist that the scope of this five-CD set parallels Elvis’ personal excesses during the ’70s, but devotees will find the 120 tracks to be respectfully collected and presented. Producers Ernst Jorgensen and Roger Semon have compiled the best of the King’s ’70s material to complete RCA’s trilogy of award-winning box sets. Arranged thematically and chronologically, the first two CDs feature the A and B sides of Elvis’ singles, while the third and fourth discs contain remaining studio highlights. The final CD selects the best of the King’s live performances in Las Vegas, New York, and Hawaii. In addition to standards such as “Burning Love,” “The Wonder of You,” and “My Way,” the set offers previously unreleased and unissued tracks, and all of the songs from the critically acclaimed 1971 album Elvis Country. The songs in this collection prove that Elvis’ ’70s performances cannot simply be dismissed, which is not to say that they should be taken too seriously, either. He does, after all, say, “I’ll tell you what, you guys hungry?” at the conclusion of an informal recording of “Lady Madonna.” Dave Marsh’s essay in the 91-page booklet is overly reverential and lacks the critical perspective necessary to examine Elvis’ artistic achievement as it was affected by his dependence not only on prescription drugs but also on Parker. While the production and arrangements will occasionally make listeners anticipate the sound of an 8-track player changing bands in the middle of a song, Walk a Mile in My Shoes succeeds in showcasing the best of Elvis’ ’70s material. I am not sure that I would want to hear all of the songs that were not deemed “essential” by the producers, but I can say with certainty that this new box set is a must-have for anyone who voted for the Fat Elvis stamp.