Genre: Pop Rock
Size: 12"
Format: 45RPM,

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Elvis Presley Elvis Is Back! 180g 45rpm 2LP

Elvis Presley

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Mastered By George Marino at Sterling Sound and pressed on 45rpm 180 Gram Double Vinyl for the Best Sound!

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.

During the King's artistically unproductive period of military service, no costs or efforts were spared and no consolatory promises of things to come were left unsaid by the management in order to keep Elvis alive and well in the minds of his vast circle of fans. At last the great coup was landed: Elvis Is Back was what everyone was waiting to hear and American radio and television broadcasting stations made a gigantic medial feast of it. With the ink scarcely dry on his demobilization papers, Elvis entered the studio in March 1960 and recorded a whole series of numbers which later became worldwide hits, such as "Are You Lonesome Tonight" and "It's Now Or Never."

Released as singles, these tender ballads created a sensation, while the LP with numbers such as "Dirty, Dirty Feeling," "Like A Baby" and "The Thrill Of Your Love" underlined Elvis' enhanced qualities as a rock, blues and gospel singer. That his voice - despite everyone's fears - had lost nothing of its erotic thrill is more than amply demonstrated in his rendering of "Fever" alone, which is accompanied merely by bass and percussion.

Mastered By George Marino at Sterling Sound.

Features:
• 45rpm 180g Vinyl
• Double Gatefold jacket

Musicians:
Elvis Presley, vocals, guitar
Scotty Moore, guitar
Hank Garland, guitar
D.J. Fontana, drums
Murray Harman, drums
Floyd Cramer, piano
Bob Moore, bass
Homer "Boots" Randolph, sax

Selections:
1. Make Me Know It
2. Fever
3. The Girl of My Best Friend
4. I Will Be Home Again
5. Dirty, Dirty Feeling
6. The Thrill of Your Love
7. Soldier Boy
8. Such a Night
9. It Feels So Right
10. Girl Next Door Went A'Walkig
11. Like a Baby
12. Reconsider Baby

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