Elvis Aaron Presley was born during the great depression into a poor family in Mississippi. They moved to Memphis during the early fifties, and as a struggling young truck driver, he cut some demos at Sun Studios as a gift for his beloved mother Gladys. These initial songs, of which he had only paid a few dollars to record, would become the catalyst that would kick-start the beginnings of a soon to be worldwide superstar unlike the world has ever known.
Elvis had the unmatchable skill of combining his vocals to resemble both R&B and country. This with the persona and choreography of a Hollywood movie star on stage, the young Elvis Presley was soon touring, and over the year achieved a number of regional hit singles, electrifying audiences into frenzies wherever he performed.
The folks at RCA Victor knew that this young fellow named Elvis was destined for superstardom. They quickly bought out his contract and signed the legend to a long term deal, and his first RCA single Heartbreak Hotel forever etched The King Of Rock And Roll trademark to his name.
In 1956, after a chart topping debut LP, his second smash number one album simply called Elvis truly proved once again that his career was unlike any other in music history.
Filled with more energy than a fireball, the Elvis album takes off with the Little Richard classic rocker Rip It Up. Another chart topping Elvis single follows with his much revered Love Me, a song which he would perform well into the seventies. The album also featured more smash hits like the Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley rocker Paralyzed, a blues belter Arthur Crudup revisit with Elvis interpretation of So Glad Youre Mine, and Red Foleys tender ballad about mans best friend Old Shep. In total, the album showcases twelve important Elvis Presley recordings which have truly stood the test of time.
In honor of the Man, the Music, the Legend, the King Of Rock And Roll, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the RCA Victor classic Elvis by Elvis Presley.
As a first installment in Friday Music's exciting Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, they present this masterwork in all its high fidelity glory. Mastered impeccably from the original monophonic RCA Victor Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray and manufactured at R.T.I., this brilliant album is an audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!
For this exclusive presentation, Friday Music also includes the first time ever gatefold artwork which includes the groundbreaking original LP cover elements as well as more rare visuals from this historic Elvis Presley era. Also enclosed is a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined inner sleeve to help keep your Elvis vinyl in mint shape.
Elvis Presleys Elvis... A history making rock album from a historic legend, an original mono audiophile dream release... first time gatefold cover... is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true... From your friends at Friday Music... Stay tuned for more Elvis Presley original RCA Record audiophile recordings from Friday Music.
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered from Original Monophonic RCA Victor Records Tapes
Mastered by Joe Reagoso with Kevin Gray
Pressed at RTI
First time ever gatefold artwork includes original LP cover elements
Protective poly outer sleeve
Protective poly inner sleeve
Elvis Presley, vocals, guitar, piano
Scotty Moore, guitar
Bill Black, bass
D.J. Fontana, drums
Shorty Long, piano
Gordon Stoker, piano
The Jordanaires, vocals
1. Rip It Up
2. Love Me
3. When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again
4. Long Tall Sally
5. First In Line
7. So Glad You're Mine
8. Old Shep
9. Ready Teddy
10. Anyplace Is Paradise
11. How's the World Treating You
12. How Do You Think I Feel