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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 1950's into the mid 60's, Elvis Presley would release several dozen more hit albums and smash singles, spend time in the Army, star in a plethora of top charting films, as well as sell out concert tours around the states and Canada making him the most successful solo artist of all time.
As the turbulent sixties roared on, styles of music would change and rock and roll was becoming more infused with psychedelic and harder rock elements. Elvis wasn't a follower by any means, so he got back to his roots and began another chapter of his career which many have called The Elvis "Comeback" era. First witnessed on his impeccable Elvis television program on NBC-TV in 1968, a new and exciting rock superstar was truly back to reclaim his crown.
Thanks to his chart topping smash recording of "In The Ghetto", this southern fried deep soul sounding Elvis Presley was just what the fans were screaming for and soon enough an entire album was built around this great new sound entitled From Elvis In Memphis.
The 1969 album also was a blockbuster as it topped upper rungs of the pop and country charts, making this one of his biggest albums of his career as well as one of his most revered. From Elvis In Memphis truly proved once again that his career was unlike any other in music history.
Produced by Chips Moman, the From Elvis in Memphis album takes of with the two coul stirring rockers "Wearin' That Loved On Look" and the Jerry Butler Philly groove of "Only The Strong Survive". More Elvis favorites follow with the country ballad "Long Black Limousine" and the rockin' interpretation of Hank Snow's classic "I'm Movin' On". The album also features a nice helping of solid interpretations of Elvis' own favorites like Burt Bacharach's classic "Any Day Now", the timeless "Gentle On My Mind" by John Hartford, and of course the heartfelt Mac Davis composition "In The Ghetto". 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 release of the RCA Victor classic From Elvis In Memphis by Elvis Presley.
As a third 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 stereophonic RCA Victor Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray and manufactured at R.T.I., From Elvis In Memphis is sure to become 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 are a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined inner sleeve to help keep your Elvis vinyl in mint shape.
Elvis Presleys...From Elvis In Memphis...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!
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered from Original Stereophonic 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
Gene Chrisman, drums
Tommy Cogbill, bass
Bobby Emmons, organ
Mike Leech, bass
Ronnie Milsap, piano
Bobby Wood, piano
Reggie Young, guitar
The Memphis Horns
1. Wearin' That Loved On Look
2. Only the Strong Survive
3. I'll Hold You in My Heart
4. Long Black Limousine
5. It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'
6. I'm Movin' On
1. Power of My Love
2. Gentle on My Mind
3. After Loving You
4. True Love Travels on a Gravel Road
5. Any Day Now
6. In the Ghetto