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Elvis Presley Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (28 Oct 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Avid
  • ASIN: B0018RPT7S
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 277,722 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Blue Suede Shoes 2:020.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I'm Counting On You 2:260.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. I Got A Woman 2:260.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. One-Sided Love Affair 2:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. I Love You Because 2:440.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Just Because 2:340.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Tutti Frutti 2:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Trying To Get To You 2:340.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) 2:040.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin') 2:250.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Blue Moon 2:430.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Money Honey 2:370.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. I Was The One 2:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. My Baby Left Me 2:140.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 2:100.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Shake Rattle And Roll 2:300.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Heartbreak Hotel 2:100.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You 2:420.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Hound Dog 2:170.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Don't Be Cruel 2:030.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Any Way You Want Me 2:150.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. That's All Right 1:570.79  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Mystery Train 2:290.79  Buy MP3 
Listen24. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone 2:380.79  Buy MP3 
Listen25. You're A Heart Breaker 2:110.79  Buy MP3 

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Sam Philips set off the career of one of the most significant legends of American popular music when he recorded Elvis Presley for his Memphis-based Sun Record label in July 1954, putting him together with Scotty Moore (Guitar) and Bill Black (Bass) in the hope that the team might make good. The issue of "That's All Right" together with "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" led to work for the group locally and throughgout the South, with a mixture of success and setbacks.
An association with "Colonel" Tom Parker led to Parker becoming Presley's manager. A high profile record label was needed and Sam Philips was pressed into selling Elvis's Sun contract, together with all of theSun material recorded, to RCA. The greater facilitiies of RCA formed the springboard for this then almost immediate fame which grew to unprecedented levels, still showing no signs of abating to this day. The King of Rock `N' Roll had a repertoire that included much of his favourite music and influences: whilst the Rock `N' Roll classics probably have the greatest appeal, echoes of performers such as The Ink Spots and Dean Martin together with gospel gave his work a more general popularity. As with all great artists, his talents extended to further than just his music: the demands of film and television presented no problem and his stage performances were stunning.
The issue of this CD gives the first chance to hear some of his legendary early and highly sought-after recordings in a sound quality that more positively reveals the excitement generated by his performances. What we beleive we have acheived is to open up the sound to reveal detail within it, such that everything, from a rich well-defined bass to crystal-clear drums and cymbals with the voice potently mixed in, has a clearly more natural quality. We hope you agree!

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars This is not an improvement - just different 23 April 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
In an effort to "upgrade" these early Elvis tracks to more modern ears, something has been left behind. I'm sure a major amount of time and individual was spent re-eqing and de hissing these tracks any Elvis fan knows by heart. I know I've listened to them for nearly 50 years now, so I have a good idea of what each incarnation has sounded like - from the original LP to the FTD release from last year - and now this. Some tracks are brighter than you've heard them - but brighter and different is not necessarily better. What I'm always looking for in re-mastering of analogue recordings is an accurate reproduction of the original sounds, and in this case, it doesn't work.
For my ears (40+ years in broadcasting has trained them pretty well) the FTD release of the 1956 Elvis album with an extra disc of outtakes - all very well re-mastered - is the best to date.
As for the Sun material, I'm still waiting for SOMEONE to get it right.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HE WAS THE ONE 16 Nov 2008
By Barry McCanna TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Elvis' first Sun recordings date from mid-1954, the material was fairly traditional and just three musicians were involved in the initial sessions. Nevertheless it was apparent that Elvis had something special, and the big chance came in Nashville in January 1956, with an expanded line-up that included Chet Atkins and Floyd Cramer. Five numbers were produced including the classic "Heartbreak Hotel". By the end of the month Presley was in New York recording for RCA, and the rest is history.

This compilation presents 25 tracks, twelve of which comprised the first LP, plus the remaining thirteen sides cut over that first 2-year period. The sound has been remastered, and the result is stunning, but then the originals were pretty impressive to begin with. Recording dates and personnel are set out in the insert, but the running order is not chronological.

Just by way of comparison, RCA Victor (who owned the copyright) has also come up with a reissue of the first LP, plus just six bonus tracks! Which puts this Avid compilation streets ahead.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Elvis Restored 9 Jun 2010
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I am a long time Elvis fan so made purchase of this restored original i compared restored Dont be creul with the original version i can only say dont buy this if you know what Elvis should sound like its rubbish the sound is flat no crispness most disappointing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Elvis Restored 28 May 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I loved it, that wonderful voice brought to the fore, who could ask for more?
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elvis at his best 31 Oct 2008
By J. Boot
Format:Audio CD
This is the real Elvis, before all the nightclub style waffle, and should be bought by every Elvis and every rock fan for that reason alone, and to encourage the record companies to do more of this type of cleaning up of old classic albums

Here is the track list
1. Blue Suede Shoes
2. I'm Counting On You
3. I Got A Woman
4. One-Sided Love Affair
5. I Love You Because
6. Just Because
7. Tutti Frutti
8. Trying To Get To You
9. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)
10. I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')
11. Blue Moon
12. Money Honey
13. I Was The One
14. My Baby Left Me
15. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
16. Shake Rattle And Roll
17. Heartbreak Hotel
18. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
19. Hound Dog
20. Don't Be Cruel
21. Any Way You Want Me
22. That's All Right
23. Mystery Train
24. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
25. You're A Heart Breaker
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