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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.
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.
From the remainder of the 1950s, Elvis would release several more hit albums and number one singles, star in a couple of box office smash films, and prior to spending time in the Army, he recorded his fourth album and what would become one of the most memorable and best loved Christmas LPs of all time, Elvis Christmas Album.
The 1957 album was a blockbuster as it topped the pop charts for a month, making this one of the biggest albums of his career ultimately selling over 13 Million Units and his first Diamond Award Winning RIAA certified recording. Elvis Christmas Album truly proved once again that his career was unlike any other in music history.
This holiday classic takes off with the rockin Santa Claus Is Back In Town and followed by the soulful groove of White Christmas. More Elvis favorites follow with his brilliant interpretation of the melancholy ballad Ill Be Home For Christmas and the blues rocker number one single smash Blue Christmas. The album also features a nice helping of gospel standards which Elvis made his own with favorites like (Therell Be) Peace In The Valley and It Is No Secret (What God Can Do), the timeless Silent Night, and of course the heartfelt O Little Town Of Bethlehem. In total, the album showcases twelve important Elvis Presley recordings which have truly gone on to become definitive classics by any measure of popular music.
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 limited edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl 55th Anniversary release of the RCA Victor holiday classic Elvis Christmas Album by Elvis Presley.
As a fifth installment in Friday Music's exciting Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, this masterwork is presented 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., Elvis Christmas Album is an audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!
For this limited edition exclusive presentation, also included for the first time in decades is the original gatefold artwork which includes the groundbreaking original gatefold LP cover elements as well a super rare LP booklet with the classic 1957 images from his historic Jailhouse Rock film. 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 Christmas Album... A history making holiday album from a historic legend, an original monophonic audiophile dream release with artwork not seen in years is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true...From your friends at Friday Music.
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered from Original RCA Records Tapes
Mastered by Joe Reagoso with Kevin Gray
Super rare LP Booklet with Color Photos of The King
Poly-lined inner sleeve
Poly protective outer bag
1. Santa Claus Is Back In Town
2. White Christmas
3. Here Come Santa Claus
4. I'll Be Home For Christmas
5. Blue Christmas
6. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
1. O Little Town of Bethlehem
2. Silent Night
3. (There Will Be) Peace In the Valley (For Me)
4. I Believe
5. Take My Hand, Precious Lord
6. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)