Elvis Presley - Elvis Is Back! (2 LP, 180 g, 45 rpm)
May 11, 2010 - 6:12:18 PM
Vinyl Records, Elvis News
The ultra-hyped, hugely celebrated return of the King most certainly did not disappoint. During his military service, Elvis fans waited anxiously for new material. Record label executives worried about whether he'd still be able to crank out the hits. Radio stations were dying for something new for their most requested playlist. It all combined to mount tremendous pressure on Elvis and all involved to deliver something that lived up to expectations. As it turned out, it was worthy of a giant yellow exclamation point on the front cover! Almost immediately after his service time had ended, Elvis entered the studio in March 1960 to record a batch of songs that would go on to become monumental worldwide hits.
The singles 'Are You Lonesome Tonight' and 'It's Now Or Never' created a tidal wave of excitement. And the LP tracks like 'Fever', 'The Thrill Of Your Love', 'Dirty, Dirty Feeling' and 'Like A Baby' confirmed that the King was still able to deliver a whole program worth of incomparable material. Listen to 'Fever' at 45 RPM if you want to show someone what this hobby of yours is all about. Just vocals, bass and finger-snapping, it sounds so dark and haunting. It's worth the price of admission for just this one track alone.
Mastered By George Marino at Sterling Sound.
Make Me Know It
The Girl of My Best Friend
I Will Be Home Again
Dirty, Dirty Feeling
Thrill of Your Love
Such a Night
It Feels So Right
Girl Next Door Went A'Walking
Like a Baby
Elvis Presley - vocals, guitar
Floyd Cramer - piano
Scotty Moore - guitar
Boots Randolph - sax.
Hank Garland - bass, guitar
Charlie Hodge - harmony
Bob Moore - bass
D.J. Fontana - drums
Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews, Gordon Stoker, Ray C. Walker - vocals
Elvis Presley: Elvis Is Back!
Audiophile LP (2 LP, 180 g, 45 rpm)
RCA / Analogue Productions
Releasedate March 2010
Elvis Is Back 12' 45 RPM Vinyl LP
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.