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, Elvis 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. He would eventually become the most successful solo artist of all time!
For the remainder of the 1950s, Elvis Presley would release several more hit albums, smash singles and movies before spending time in the Army. Ever proving that he was indeed on top of his game, RCA Victor awarded their superstar artist and his fans with the Kings first greatest hits collection Elvis Golden Records.
Featuring fourteen of his most familiar top charting hit singles Elvis Golden Records went on to become one of his most memorable titles in his huge arsenal of masterful rock and roll albums.
Thanks to his finest rock smashes like Heartbreak Hotel, Dont Be Cruel, Hound Dog and Jailhouse Rock, this collection of Elvis Presleys biggest hits were just what the fans were screaming for, and the entire album was built around the framework of his rocking trademark sound. The 1958 album also was another blockbuster for The King as it topped the upper rungs of the pop charts, making this one of his biggest albums of his career as well as one of his most revered. Elvis Golden Records truly proved once again that his career was unlike any other in music history.
Elvis Golden Records also included some of his finest number one ballads like Love Me Tender and I Want You, I Need You, I Love You, plus more top rock and roll hits like Teddy Bear, Treat Me Nice and Too Much. In total, the album showcases fourteen important Elvis Presley hits 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 first time limited 55th Anniversary Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the RCA Victor classic Elvis Golden Records by Elvis Presley.
As an eighth installment in the exciting Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, Friday Music is pleased to present this masterwork in all its high fidelity glory. Mastered impeccably from by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and manufactured at R.T.I., Elvis Golden Records is sure to be an anticipated first time audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!
For a limited time only, Friday Music also includes a rare first time gatefold artwork presentation including the original 1958 artwork elements. As usual, we are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined sleeve to help keep your Elvis vinyl in mint shape.
Elvis Presleys...Elvis Golden Records...A history making rock album from an historic legend, an original monophonic first time audiophile dream release...first time gatefold cover...is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true...From your friends at Friday Music...
Limited Edition - Translucent Red Vinyl
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Pressed at R.T.I.
Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios
First-time gatefold jacket featuring original 1958 artwork elements
Protective poly outer bag
Protective poly-lined inner sleeve
1. Hound Dog
2. Loving You
3. All Shook Up
4. Heartbreak Hotel
5. Jailhouse Rock
6. Love Me
7. Too Much
1. Don't Be Cruel
2. That's When Your Heartaches Begin
3. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
4. Love Me Tender
5. Treat Me Nice
6. Anyway You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)
7. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You