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Sun Records Reissues

 Contains
 
Reconsider Baby (PCD1-5418) Elvis Presley
The Sun Sessions CD (6414-2-R) Elvis Presley
The Million Dollar Quartet (74321 13840 2) Various Artists
The Great Performances (PD 82227) Elvis Presley
Elvis For Everyone (3450-2-R) Elvis Presley
The Complete 50's Masters (PD 90689(5) Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley (ND 89046) Elvis Presley
Platinum - A Life In Music (07863 67469 2) Elvis Presley
A Golden Celebration (07863 67456) Elvis Presley
Sunrise (07863 67675 2) Elvis Presley
Elvis At Sun (828766 12051) Elvis Presley

A Boy From Tupelo
 The Complete 1953 - 1955 Recordings (506020 975049) Elvis Presley


1985 RCA Records (CD) 500/200rpm PCD1-5481 mono digital
RECONSIDER BABY

A 12-song, budget-priced compilation of Elvis' most notable blues sides for the label. A good place to start  digging Elvis' commitment to the music, always returning to it right up through the 1970s like an old friend,  whenever he needed a quick fix of the real thing, as he takes on everything from rhythm and blues slices like  Tommy Tucker's "High Heel Sneakers" to Percy Mayfield's "Stranger In My Own Home Town''. Major  highlights on this collection are Elvis playing acoustic rhythm guitar and driving the band through a take of  the Lowell Fulson title track, blistering versions of two Arthur Crudup songs, an unreleased Sun recording of  Lonnie Johnson's "Tomorrow Night," and the R-rated take of Smiley Lewis's "One Night (Of Sin)''. Also included 2 page booklet with liner notes by Peter Guralnick. The fine photograph on the cover was taken by Lloyd Russell Sherman.

Contains
Reconsider Baby
Tomorrow Night (Sun Recording)
So Glad You're Mine
One Night
When It Rains, It Really Pours
My Baby Left Me
Ain't That Loving You Baby
I Feel So Bad
Down In The Alley
Hi-Heel Sneakers
Stranger In My Own Home Town
Merry Christmas Baby

Reconsider Baby



June 1987 RCA BMG (CD) 500/200rpm 6414-2-R-11 mono digital
THE SUN SESSIONS CD
 
Silver label. RCA logo left at center. Tracks printed in black letters. Although this compact disc is titled "The Sun Sessions", it is actually the two-Lp record set "The Complete Sun Sessions" minus six tracks. Those six tracks are the outtakes: "I Love You Because" (Take 1) and the alternate takes "I Love You Because" (Take 4), "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone" ("My Baby's Gone") (Takes 8, 10, 11, and 12). 10-pages booklet inside the box with liner notes by Peter Guralnick. Perfect starting point to understanding how Elvis, as Howlin' Wolf so aptly put it, "made his pull from the blues''. All the source points are there for the hearing; Arthur Crudup's "That's All Right'', Roy Brown's "Good Rockin' Tonight'', Kokomo Arnold's "Milkcow Blues Boogie'', Arthur Gunter's "Baby, Let's Play House'', and Junior Parker's "Mystery Train''. Modern day listeners coming to these recordings for the first time will want to reclassify this music into a million subgenres, with all the hyphens firmly in place. But what we ultimately have here is a young Elvis Presley, mixing elements of blues, gospel and hillbilly music together and getting ready to unleash its end result, rock and roll, on an unsuspecting world.

Contains
The Master Takes
That's All Right
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Good Rockin' Tonight
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
Milkcow Blues Boogie
You're A Heartbreaker
Baby, Let's Play House
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
The Master Takes
Mystery Train
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
I Love You Because
Blue Moon
Tomorrow Night
I'll Never Let You Go
Just Because
Tryin' To Get To You
The Outtakes
Harbor Lights
I Love You Because (Take 2)
That's All Right
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
My Baby Is Gone (Take 9)
I'll Never Let You Go
When It Rains, It Really Pours
The Alternate Takes
I Love You Because (Take 3)
I Love You Because (Take 5)
 My Baby Is Gone (Take 7)
My Baby Is Gone (Take 8)
My Baby Is Gone (Take 12)
Original Sun Recordings




The Sun Sessions CD



March 1990 RCA BMG (CD) 500/200rpm 74321 13840 2-1 mono digital
THE MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
 
This picture disc CD was the first official release of the Million Dollar Quartet session on RCA Records. RCA and Sun logo low on bottom. On the back cover RCA and Sun logo on bottom. The selections are identical to the 1987 bootleg LP The One Million Dollar Quartet. Also included 8-pages booklet with track listing and liner notes and track information by Colin Escott. On December 4, 1956 four musicians from Memphis were giving American teenagers a first taste of selfexpression and rebellion. Discovered by Sun Records' founder Sam Phillips, known as "the father of rock and roll", these guys were Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. And on one extraordinary night three of them played together for the first and only time in their careers. See session notes 1-1956 Elvis Presley.

Contains
You Belong To Me
When God Dips His Love In My Heart
Just A Little Talk To Jesus
That Lonesome Valley
I Shall Not Be Moved
Peace In The Valley
Down By The Riverside
I'm With The Crow
Father Along
Jesus Hold My Hand
On The Jericho Road
I Just Can't Make It By Myself
Little Cabin On The Hill
Summertime Has Passed And Gone
I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling
Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong
Keeper Of The Key
Crazy Arms
Don't Forbid Me
To Much Monkey Business
Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
Don't Be Cruel
Don't Be Cruel
Paralyzed
Don't Be Cruel
Home, Sweet Home
When The Saints Go Marching In
Softly And Tenderly
Is It So Strange
That's When Your Heartaches Begin
Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
Rip It Up
I'm Gonna Bid My Blues Goodbye
Crazy Arms
That's My Desire
End Of The Road
Black Bottom Stomp
You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven
Elvis
Original Sun Recordings

The Million Dollar Quartet


 
August 1990 RCA BMG (CD) 500/200rpm PD 82227-1-1 mono digital
THE GREAT PERFORMANCES
 
Black label. Silver letters. RCA logo left at center. On the back cover RCA logo lower right. Including the previously unreleased 'My Happiness', the legendary first recording ever made by Elvis Presley at Sun Studios in July 1953 and stereo version of ''Treat Me Nice''. Also included and fold bootled with liner notes by Andrew Solt and Jerry Schilling. 

Contains
My Happiness (Unissued Sun Recording)
That's All Right
Shake, Rattle And Roll
Flip, Flop And Fly
Heartbreak Hotel
 Blue Suede Shoes
Ready Teddy
Don't Be Cruel
Teddy Bear
Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do
Jailhouse Rock
Treat Me Nice (Stereo Version)
King Creole
Trouble
Fame And Fortune
Return To Sender
Always On My Mind
American Trilogy
If I Can Dream
Unchained Melody
Memories

The Great Performances



1992 RCA BMG Music (CD) 500/200rpm 3450-2-R stereo digital
ELVIS FOR EVERYONE
 
Included unissued Sun recording ''Tomorrow Night''. Since LaVern Baker's recording hadn't yet been released, it was Lonnie Johnson's version that Elvis influenced his styling. This overdubbed version of "Tomorrow Night" was released nine years after Elvis recorded it. For several years it was feared the original master of "Tomorrow Night" was either lost or destroyed. That fear provide to be unfounded, as RCA released the original version in 1985 on the "Reconsider Baby" (AFL1-5418) album, Sun master. The original LP "Elvis For Everyone" released in 1965, was originally going to be called "Elvis' Anniversary Album" to commemorate Elvis' tenth year with RCA. Tracks on the album were primarily unreleased songs from recording sessions dating back as far as February 24, 1957. The cover featured Elvis behind a sales counter with the following five LPs displayed: "Elvis Presley", "Elvis", "Elvis' Golden Records", "G.I. Blues", and "Blue Hawaii". The LP "Elvis For Everyone" reached number 10 on Billboard's Top LPs chart. It had a 27-week stay on the chart.

Contains
Your Cheatin' Heart
Summer Kisses, Winter Tears
Finders Keepers, Losers Keepers
In My Way
Tomorrow Night Overdub Unissued Sun Recording
Memphis, Tennessee
For The Million And The Last Time
Forget Me Never
Sound Advice
Santa Lucia
I Met Her Today
When It Rains, It Really Pours




Elvis For Evryone


 
June 1992 RCA BMG (CD) 500/200rpm PD 90689(5)-5-1 mono digital
THE COMPLETE 50'S MASTERS
 
Picture on sleeve and disc. RCA logo left at center. On the back cover RCA logo lower left. 5 compact disc boxed set. Includes fourteen previously unreleased performances. 45-pages, four-color booklet with many rare photographs from the Graceland photo archives. First release of "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" from the legendary 1953 acetate. First release "Fool, Fool, Fool" demo record never otherwise recorded by Elvis. Contains complete 1950s sessionography and discography. Biographical text by Peter Guralnick. Includes a sheet of RCA Records label. Four-color stamps depicting Presley's 1950s record covers. This recording was prepared with the cooperation of the Elvis Presley Estate. The ultimate digitally remastered collection from original RCA Records label and Sun master recordings. Sound Restoration by Sonic Solution. Mastered at BMG Recording Studios, New York City, 1991.

Disc 1: Contains
My Happiness
That's All Right
I Love You Because
Harbor Lights
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Blue Moon
Tomorrow Night
I'll Never Let You Go
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
Just Because
Good Rockin' Tonight
Milkcow Blues Boogie
You're A Heartbreaker
Baby, Let's Play House
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
Mystery Train
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
Tryin' To Get To You
When It Rains, It Really Pours
Original Sun Recordings
 I Got A Woman
Heartbreak Hotel
Money Honey
I'm Counting On You
I Was The One
Blue Suede Shoes
My Baby Left Me
One Sided Love Affair
So Glad Your Mine
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry
Tutti Frutti

Disc 2: Contains
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Shake, Rattle And Roll
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
Hound Dog
Don't Be Cruel
Any Way You Want Me
We're Gonna Move
Love Me Tender
Poor Boy
Let Me
Playing For Keeps
Love Me
Paralyzed
How Do You Think I Feel
How's The World Treating You
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
Long Tall Sally
Old Shep
Too Much
Anyplace Is Paradise
Ready Teddy
First In Line
Rip It Up
I Believe
Tell Me Why
Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do
All Shook Up
Mean Woman Blues
Peace In The Valley
 
 
Disc 3: Contains
That's When Your Heartaches Begin
Take My Hand, Precious Lord
It Is No Secret
Blueberry Hill
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
Is It So Strange
Party
Lonesome Cowboy
Hot Dog
One Night Of Sin
Teddy Bear
Don't Leave Me Now
I Beg Of You
One Night
True Love
I Need You So
Loving You
When It Rains, It Really Pours
Jailhouse Rock
Young And Beautiful
I Want To Be Free
Baby, I Don't Care
Don't Leave Me Now
Blue Christmas
White Christmas
Here Comes Santa Claus
Silent Night
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Santa Bring My Baby Back
Santa Claus Is Back In Town
I'll Be Home For Christmas

Disc 4: Contains
Treat Me Nice
My Wish Came True
Don't
Danny
Hard Headed Woman
Trouble
New Orleans
Crawfish
Dixieland Rock
Lover Doll
Don't Ask Me Why
As Long As I Have You
King Creole
Young Dreams
Steadfast, Loyal And True
Doncha' Think It's Time
Your Cheatin' Heart
Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
I Need Your Love Tonight
A Big Hunk O' Love
Ain't That Loving You Baby
A Fool Such As I
I Got Stung
Interview With Elvis (Unreleased Highlights From
Press Conference, September 22, 1958

Disc 5: Contains
That's When Your Heartaches Begin (Acetate) Sun Recording
Fool, Fool, Fool
Tweedlee Dee
Maybellene
Shake, Rattle And Roll
Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Sun Recording)
Blue Moon (Sun Recording)
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (Sun Recordings)
Reconsider Baby (Sun Recording)
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally
Blue Suede Shoes
Money Honey
We're Gonna Move
Old Shep
I Beg Of You
Loving You (Slow Version)
Loving You (Fast Version)
Young And Beautiful
I Want To Be Free
King Creole
As Long As I Have You
Ain't That Loving You Baby
All tracks on disc 5 previously unreleased

The Complete 50's Masters



1994 BMG (CD) 500/200rpm ND 89046 mono digital
ELVIS PRESLEY

This CD issued with an ''Elvis In The '90s'' sticker came with an 1 page fold out front insert booklet with  five pictures and liner notes written by RCA. Elvis Presley's original first album (LPM-1254), consisted of  five tracks recorded at Sun Records and seven tracks recorded in January 1956 at the New York City and  Nashville studios of RCA. The cover photo was credited to Popsie, a pseudonym of photographer William S.  Randolph. Four photos of Elvis Presley graced the back cover. First copies of the jacket had "Elvis" in light  pink letters; in later pressings the letters were dark pink. "Elvis Presley" was the first album in history to sell  one million copies. Certification as a million-seller was made by the RIAA on November 1, 1966. The album  spawned a record five EPs. "Elvis Presley" entered Billboard's Best-Seller Pop Album chart on March 31,  1956 at number 11. Within six weeks, it reached number one, remaining at the top 10 consecutive weeks.  The total stay on the chart was 49 weeks.

Contains
Blue Suede Shoes
I'm Counting On You
I Got A Woman
One Sided Love Affair
I Love You Because
Just Because
Tutti Frutti
Tryin' To Get Of You
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)
I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')
Blue Moon
Money Honey
5 , 6, 8,10, 11 Original Sun Recordings

Elvis Presley


 
July 14, 1997 RCA BMG (CD) 500/200rpm 07863 67469 2 stereo digital
PLATINUM - A LIFE IN MUSIC
 
White label. Photo from Elvis appears on the disc. RCA logo below. An ultimate Elvis Presley collection, includes the recently discovered January 1954 demo "I'll Never Stand In Your Way". Released on the eve of the 20th anniversary of Presley's death, Platinum: A Life in Music attempts to trace an alternative history of Elvis' career by concentrating on alternate takes and unreleased material. Over the course of four discs, 23 hit singles are interspersed with 77 previously unreleased items. The hits function as touchstones, so the listener has an idea of where Elvis was in his career when he was recording such unreleased gems as a 1966 cover of "Blowin' in the Wind" or the 1959 "Bad Nauheim Medley." Certainly, the sheer amount of unreleased material means that Platinum: A Life in Music is targeted at hardcore collectors, but what is surprising is how listenable the set is, even for casual fans. The homemade recordings and demos are occasionally sonically rough, but the rarity of these items make the sound a moot point. Some of the performances aren't particularly remarkable -- alternates of "Always on My Mind" and "Heartbreak Hotel" simply sound like the released versions, only not as good -- but there's an abundance of gems scattered throughout the set, making it worthwhile for any serious Elvis collector.

Disc 1: Contains
I'll Never Stand In Your Way (Sun Unissued)
That's All Right (Alternate Take)
Blue Moon (Alternate Take)
Good Rockin' Tonight
Mystery Train
(All Sun Recordings)
I Got A Woman (Alternate Take)
Heartbreak Hotel (Alternate Take)
I'm Counting On You (Alternate Take)
Shake, Rattle And Roll/Flip, Flop And Fly
Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Alternate Take)
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Alternate Take)
Hound Dog
Don't Be Cruel
Rip It Up (Alternate Take)
Love Me Tender
When The Saints Go Marching In
All Shook Up
Peace In The Valley (Alternate Take)
Blueberry Hill
Teddy Bear
Jailhouse Rock
New Orleans
I Need Your Love Tonight (Alternate Take)
A Big Hunk O' Love (Alternate Take)
Bad Nauheim Medley
I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen
I Will Be True
It's Been So Long Darlin'
Apron Strings
There's No Tomorrow

Disc 2: Contains
Stuck On You
Fame And Fortune
It's Now Or Never
It Feels So Right (Alternate Take)
A Mess Of Blues (Alternate Take)
Are You Lonesome Tonight
Reconsider Baby
Tonight Is So Right For Love (Alternate Take)
His Hand In Mine (Alternate Take)
Milky White Way (Alternate Take)
I'm Comin' Home (Alternate Take)
I Feel So Bad (Alternate Take)
Can't Help Falling In Love
Something Blue (Alternate Take)
Return To Sender
Bossa Nova Baby (Alternate Take)
How Great Thou Art (Alternate Take)
Guitar Man (Alternate Take)
You'll Never Walk Alone (Alternate Take)
Oh How I Love Jesus
Tennessee Waltz
Blowin' In The Wind
I Can't Help It
I'm Beginning To Forget You
After Loving You

Disc 3: Contains
I Got A Woman
Tiger Man
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
Tryin' To Get To You
If I Can Dream
In The Ghetto (Alternate Take)
Suspicious Minds (Alternate Take)
Power Of My Love (Alternate Take)
Baby What You Want Me To Do
Words
Johnny B. Goode
Release Me
See See Rider
The Wonder Of You
The Sound Of Your Cry (Alternate Take)
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
Funny How Time Slips Away
I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water
I Was The One
Cattle Call
Baby, Lets To Play House
Don't
Money Honey
What'd I Say
Bridge Over Trouble Water

Disc 4: Contains
Miracle Of The Rosary (Alternate Take)
He Touched Me (Alternate Take)
Bosom Of Abraham (Alternate Take)
I'll Be Home For Christmas (Alternate Take)
For The Good Times (Alternate Take)
Burning Love (Alternate Take)
Separate Ways (Alternate Take)
Always On My Mind (Alternate Take)
An American Trilogy
Take Good Care Of Here (Alternate Take)
I've Got A Thing About You Baby
Are You Sincere (Alternate Take)
It's Midnight (Alternate Take)
Promised Land (Alternate Take)
Steamroller Blues
And I Love You So (Alternate Take)
T.R.O.U.B.L.E
Danny Boy (Alternate Take)
Moody Blue
Hurt (Alternate Take)
For The Heart (Alternate Take)
Pledging My Love (Alternate Take)
Way Down (Alternate Take)
My Way
Excerpt From The Jaycees Speech

Platinum - A Life In Music


 
February 9 1998 RCA BMG (CD) 500/200rpm 07863 67456 2 mono digital
A GOLDEN CELEBRATION
 
Gold label with white letters. RCA logo left at center. 4 compact disc boxed set with 32-pages booklet rare photographs inside the boxed set. Same selection s as RCA CPM6-5172. Originally released on 6 LP's in 1985, this compilation of mostly unreleased material was produced by Joan Deary and definitely not fitted for the general public. Reissued on 4 CD's in 1998 with new liner notes by Colin Escott, this is for the 1950's fans only, for that decade is in almost total focus, as it would be on the first three albums in the Essential series. A downside of this is that we get seven different versions of ''Heartbreak Hotel'' and ''Hound Dog,'' along with five different versions of ''Blue Suede Shoes'' and ''Don't Be Cruel.'' We are given a front row seat at two complete live appearances from 1956 and all of Elvis' television appearances from the 1950's are here, offering a fascinating insight to Elvis' rise to stardom and a glimpse at American television in its early days. Disc 4 contains unique home recordings and a few songs from the "boxing ring" in Burbank '68 (mostly 1950's material!) but the prize of this box set are the outtakes from Sun studios on disc 1.

Disc 1: Contains
The Sun Sessions Outtakes
Harbor Lights
That's All Right
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
My Baby Is Gone
I'll Never Let You Go
When It Rains, It Really Pours
The Dorsey Brothers "Stage Show"
Shake, Rattle And Roll
Flip, Flop And Fly
I Got A Woman
Baby,  Let's Play House
Tutti Frutti
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
The Dorsey Brothers "Stage Show" Continued
Tutti Frutti
I Was The One
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Money Honey
Heartbreak Hotel

Disc 2: Contain
The Milton Berle Show
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
Dialogue
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
The Steve Allen Show
Dialogue
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
Introduction And Hound Dog
The Mississippi-Alabama Fair And Dairy Show
Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally
Introduction And Presentation
I Was The One
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
I Got A Woman
The Mississippi-Alabama Fair And Dairy Show Continued
Don't Be Cruel
Ready Teddy
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
Interviews Vernon And Gladys Presley
Nick Adams
A Fan
Elvis

Disc 3: Contains
he Mississippi-Alabama Fair And Dairy Show Continued
Love Me Tender
I Was The One
I Got A Woman
Don't Be Cruel
Blue Suede Shoes
Baby, Let's Play House
Hound Dog
Announcements
The Ed Sullivan Show
Don't Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Ready Teddy
Hound Dog
Don't Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Love Me
Hound Dog
The Ed Sullivan Show Continued
Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Heartbreak Hotel
Don't Be Cruel
Too Much
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
Peace In The Valley

Disc 4: Contain
Elvis At Home
Danny Boy
Soldier Boy
The Fool
Earth Angel
He's Only A Prayer Away
Collectors Treasures
Excerpts From An Interview For TV Guide
My Heart Cries For You
Dark Moon
Write To Me From Naples
Suppose
Elvis
Blue Suede Shoes
Tiger Man
That's All Right
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Baby What You Want Me To Do
Monologue
Love Me
Are You Lonesome Tonight
Baby What You Want Me To D
Monologue
Blue Christmas
Monologue
One Night
Tryin' To Get To You

A Golden Celebration



February 5, 1999 RCA BMG (CD) 500/200rpm 07863 67675 2 mono digital
SUNRISE ELVIS PRESLEY
 
Yellow label. Have circle of musical notes and staff around the entire label, with exception of the bar wherein "Memphis, Tennessee" appears.  The letters SUN with sun rays pressed in light brown at the top of the label.  On the front cover Elvis Presley's first professional photo for Sun Records by photographer William Speer. 2 compact disc boxed set first released in the Artist Of The Century series. Includes the complete Sun masters and previously unreleased Sun Records studio and early live performances. Also included a full-color booklet with liner notes by Peter Guralnick, track list and session information.

Disc 1 Contains
The Master Takes
That's All Right
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Good Rockin' Tonight
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
Milkcow Blues Boogie
You're A Heartbreaker
Baby, Let's Play House
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
Mystery Train
I Love You Because
Harbor Lights
Blue Moon
Tomorrow Night
I'll Never Let You Go
Just Because
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (Slow Version)
Tryin' To Get To You
When It Rains It Really Pours
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 2 Contains
The Alternate Takes, Previously Unreleased Private and Live Performances
My Happiness (Acetate)
That's When Your Heartaches Begin (Acetate)
I'll Never Stand In Your Way (Acetate)
It Wouldn't Be The Same Without You (Acetate)
I Love You Because (Alternate Take)
That's All Right (Alternate Takes)
Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Alternate Take)
Blue Moon (Alternate Take)
I'll Never Let You Go (Alternate Take)
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine (Alternate Takes)
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (Alternate Take Slow Version)
Fool, Fool, Fool (Acetate)
Shake, Rattle And Roll (Acetate)
That's All Right (Acetate Live)
Money Honey (Acetate Live)
Tweedlee Dee (Acetate Live)
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine (Acetate Live)
Heart Of Stone (Acetate Live)
All live performances recorded live at the Louisiana Hayride 1955.
1-11 Original Sun Recordings

 




Sunrise Elvis Presley


 
June 22, 2004 BMG Heritage (CD) 500/200rpm 82876612051 mono digital
ELVIS AT SUN
 
Elvis at Sun marks the third time that RCA has given Elvis Presley's seminal Sun Records recordings a refurbishing for release on compact disc (fourth if you count their appearance on the box set The King Of Rock And Roll: The Complete 50's Masters), but while 1987's The Complete Sun Sessions and 1999s Sunrise both added plenty of bonus materials along with the ten single sides and various outtakes Elvis Presley cut for Sam Phillips' pioneering label, Elvis at Sun seems to follow the notion that "less is more''. While the supposedly definitive Sunrise spread 38 cuts over two discs, Elvis at Sun sticks to 19 cuts (all of which appeared on disc one of Sunrise), and reissue producers Ernst Mikael Jorgensen and Roger Semon have done extensive cleansing on these vintage recordings, in some cases buffing off layers of echo and reverb that have been part of these performances since they first appeared on LP (most notably on "You're a Heartbreaker" and "Good Rockin' Tonight"). With neither Elvis nor Sam Phillips around to offer their views, it's hard to say if this amounts to presenting the tapes as they were meant to be heard or playing around with history, but on most of the tracks the effect is startling, these recordings have never sounded quite so clear and sharp, with a richer sense of detail in the nooks and crannies of Elvis' voice and Scotty Moore's guitar (the always spooky "Blue Moon" is now gloriously spectral, has anyone ever sounded quite like that?). Too bad they couldn't fix the speed glitch on "I Don't Care if The Sun Don't Shine," though. The disc also abandons the sequencing of most previous releases of this material, which presented songs in the order they were released, in favor of assembling the songs in the order they were recorded, which is probably better history if less satisfying as pure listening. As for the music, well, this is arguably the most important music of Elvis' career and the growth of rock and roll into a mass art form; Presley's wildly idiosyncratic fusion of blues, country, pop, and anything else that crossed his path was still evolving as he recorded these songs, and there's a thrill of discovery here that's a wonder to behold.

Contains
Harbour Lights
I Love You Because (Alternate Take 2)
That's All Right
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Blue Moon
Tomorrow Night
I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')
Just Because
Good Rockin' Tonight
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
Milkcow Blues Boogie
You're A Heartbreaker
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (Slow Version)
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
Baby, Let's Play House
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
Mystery Train
Trying To Get To You
When It Rains It Really Pours
Original Sun Recordings




Elvis At Sun


 
August 3, 2012 Follow That Dream Records (CD) 500/200rpm 506020 975049 mono
A BOY FROM TUPELO - THE COMPLETE 1953-1955 RECORDINGS
 
Includes for the first time in one collection every known Elvis Presley Sun master and outtakes, plus two private records Elvis Presley paid for with his own money, as well as thrilling radio and concert performances from the period. This 3 CD package features 10 previously-unreleased cuts. The accompanying book written by Ernst Mikael Jørgensen, is in essence, a fully-illustrated travelogue. It thoughtfully details the birth of Elvis Presley's career through facts, anecdotes, documentation, many rare photos, and a succinct narrative. Independence Day 1954 is when this uniquely American saga begins, less than 24 hours before his first professional recording session, and it ends in December 1955, when the rights to Elvis Presley's Sun tapes officially expire, and the singer leaves Sam Phillips to record for RCA. This is Elvis Presley before he becomes world-famous, and the mystery of how this amazing young man readies himself for stardom, achieving success on a level that no one could have dreamed possible. All audio has been re-mastered and restored best as could, but Disc 3 has pretty rough audio. The book is 512 pages in 12'' by 12'' format and includes more than 500 photos of which about 200 are previously unpublished. If you are not an expert in this period of Elvis Presley's career, a lot more photos will be new to you. Many familiar photos will be seen in best ever quality, but since this is a historical document, there will also be many images of less quality, included for their rarity value and support of the story. The book also includes, for the first time, Steve Sholes’ original notes on the Sun tapes. The project will come in a slip case that holds both the book and the CD holder, a double album type package.

Disc 1 Contains Master & Demos
My Happiness
That's When Your Heartaches Begin
I'll Never Stand In Your Way
It Wouldn't Be The Same  Without You
Harbor Lights
I Love You Because
That's All Right
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Blue Moon
Tomorrow Night
I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
Just Because
Good Rockin' Tonight
Milkcow Blues Boogie
You're A Heartbreaker
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone  (Slow Version)
Baby Let's Play House
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
Mystery Train
Tryin' To Get Of  You
When It Rains It Pours
That's All Right (RCA Single Master)
I Love You Because (RCA LP Version)
Tomorrow Night (RCA LP Version)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 2 Contains The Sessions
Harbor Lights (Takes 1-2)
Harbor Lights (Take 3/Master)
Harbor Lights (Take 4)
Harbor Lights (Takes 5- 6)
Harbor Lights (Take 7)
Harbor Lights (Take 8)
I Love You Because (Take 1)
I Love You Because (Take  2)
I Love You Because (Take 3)
I Love You Because (Take 4)
I Love You Because (Take 5)
That's All  Right (Takes 1-2)
That's All Right (Take 3)
Nikker Dialogue
Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Outtake)
Blue Moon (Takes 1-3)
Blue Moon (Take 4)
Blue Moon (Take 5)
Blue Moon (Takes 6-7)
Blue Moon (Take 8)
Blue Moon (Take  9/Master)
Dialogue Fragment Before ''Tomorrow Night''
I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin' (Incomplete  Take)
Good Rockin' Tonight (Fragment)
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine (Takes 1-2)
I Don't Care If  The Sun Don't Shine (Take 3/Master)
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (Slow Version Take 1)
I'm Left,  You're Right, She's Gone (Slow Version Take 2)
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (Slow Version Take 3)
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (Slow Version Take 4)
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (Slow Version  Take 5/Master)
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (Slow Version Take 6)
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone  (Slow Version Take 7)
How Do You Think I Feel (Guitar Slapback Tape, Rehearsal & Take 1)
How Do You  Think I Feel (Guitar Slapback Tape, Rehearsal)
When It Rains, It Pours (Take 1) 
When It Rains, It Pours  (Take 2 & Rehearsal)
When It Rains, It Pours (Takes 3-4)
When It Rains, It Pours (Take 5/Master)
When It  Rains, It Pours (Takes 6-7)
When It Rains, It Pours (Take 8)
Original Sun Recordings

Disc 3 Contains Live & Radio Recordings
That's All Right
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Shake, Rattle And Roll
Fool, Fool, Fool
Hearts Of Stone
That's  All Right
Tweedlee Dee
Shake, Rattle And Roll
KSIJ Radio Commercial With Tom Perryman
Money  Honey
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
That's All Right
Tweedlee Dee
Money Honey
Hearts Of Stone
Shake, Rattle And Roll
Little Mama
You're A Heartbreaker
Good Rockin' Tonight
Baby Let's Play House
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
I Got A  Woman
That's All Right
Tweedlee Dee
Interview With Mae Boren Axton
That's All Right
I'm Left, You're  Right, She's Gone
Baby Let's Play House
Maybellene
That's All Right
Bob Neal Radio Promotion Spot

A Boy From Tupelo - The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings


 
 
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