Elvis Aaron Presley is one of the biggest-selling artists of all-time, but mere numbers cannot begin to explain the colossal cultural impact he had in the mid-20th Century. He was a central figure in the transformation of the grey, conservative 50s into the technicolor 60s through the liberalizing effect of rock and pop music. Frank Sinatra had proved extremely popular in the 40s with young ... Read more in Amazon's Elvis Presley Store
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A new 24 track CD containing 9 recently discovered unreleased tracks including a live version of Elvis first hit, I FORGOT TO REMEMBER TO FORGET and a brand new song LITTLE MAMA.
1-Good Rockin' Tonight 2-Baby Let's Play House 3-That's Alright 4-Little Mama 5-You're A Heartbreaker 6-Tweedle Dee 7-I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine 8-Hearts Of Stone 9-Blue Moon Of Kentucky 10-I Got A Woman 11-Maybelline 12-I'm Left You're Right She's Gone 13-I Forgot To Remember To Forget 14-Shake Rattle & Roll 15-Heartbreak Hotel 16-Long Tall Sally 17-Money Honey 18-I Was The One 19-Blue Suede Shoes 20-Paralyzed 21-Don't Be Cruel 22-Hound Dog 23-Bonus Tracks: 24-Money Honey 25-Shake Rattle & Roll (2012/MEMPHIS RECORDING SERVICE) 24 tracks (60:35) digipac.
The sound quality on this CD is sensational considering the conditions under which the recordings were made. Some of the tracks have been available for many years now but we have never heard them like this before - much better than the recent FTD Sun release. The people at MRS deserve great credit for this and their other releases.
We can now get a much better idea of the impact Elvis had on radio listeners right at the start of his career.
I would have to concur with a previous reviewer that these live recordings from 1955 and (a few) from 1956 are presented in rather improved sound quality. MRS have done a marvelous job on these which are, after all, incredibly nearly 60 years old. Elvis' vocals are very upfront in the mix. There seems very little hiss and sound distortion. My only slight criticism would be that the unreleased I Forgot to Remember to Forget does not sound nearly as good as it does on You Tube. I am informed by another fan that Bill Black's bass was replaced for the cd by the studio bass portion. Also and unusually for MRS we get no booklet although we do get rerecording details. It is great value nevertheless for under £8.
It is always great to receive new CD's from Elvis, and this one is another with great songs. He was The King from the very first minute he sang, and it's very interesting to listen to this great CD from the golden fifties. Every fan of good music should buy this CD.