Listen as Elvis receives 'The Sun Collection' LP from a Fan December 13th 1975
October 24, 2015
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Incredibly, it took more than 20 years for Elvis' Sun output to be properly collected on a 1976 LP ('The Sun Collection'). Now re-released on CD it includes most (but not all!) of what Elvis cut at the SUN studio.
Many believe rock & roll was born on July 5th, 1954, at Sun Studio in Memphis.
Buy 'The Sun Collection' LP
Buy 'Calling Elvis' CD
Calling Elvis is a talking album containing all ten known to date telephone conversations of Elvis Presley. The CD also has a few musical surprises, but I'll get to that later. Let me start off by saying that the packaging of this product is outstanding. It is well designed and oozes quality. The overall sound is very good considering the source. In fact, most previously released conversations sound slightly better here! What makes the content of this interview CD strikingly different from other interview CD's, is that Elvis Presley is much more personal during the telephone interviews than most of the known face-to-face ones. Without trying to be too psychological about this (I shan't be that ambitious!), it is obvious that Elvis is much more comfortable talking about private stuff with strangers on the phone - not having to see the interviewer's reaction to his comments - than face-to-face. However, the problem with some of these telephone interviews is the opening and the closing of the conversation ('How are you' 'I'm fine, how are you?' and 'It's been a pleasure talking to you' 'Bye, bye'). With the shorter interviews, this takes up a lot of time without going into anything interesting. It basically is just 'small talk'.
- That's All Right Mama
- Blue Moon of Kentucky
- I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine
- Good Rockin' Tonight
- Milkcow Blues Boogie
- You're a Heartbreaker
- I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
- Baby, Let's Play House
- Mystery Train
- I Forgot To Remember to Forget
- I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')
- Trying to Get To You
- I Love You Because
- Blue Moon
- Just Because
- I Love You Because (2nd version)
Buy 'Calling Elvis' CD
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.