Elvis Presley Stereo 57 Essential Elvis Volume 2 200g 45rpm 2LP
Elvis Presley Stereo 57 Essential Elvis Volume 2 200g 45rpm 2LP
Genre: Pop Rock
Format: 45RPM,
Size: 12"

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Elvis Presley Stereo 57 Essential Elvis Volume 2 200g 45rpm 2LP

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Michael Fremer's 100 Recommended All-Analog LP Reissues Worth Owning - Rated 62/100!

This item not eligible for any further discount offers!

Michael Fremer Rated 9/10 Music, 10/10 Sonics in his June 2013 reviews on www.analogplanet.com!

Nearly Lost to History, Elvis 2-Track Masters Saved by Chance!
Now Presented as a Double LP Cut at 45 RPM and Pressed on 200 Gram Vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!


Mastered at Sterling Sound

Deluxe gatefold jacket


The discovery of these 2-track masters comprising Stereo ‘57 - The Essential Elvis Volume 2, is nothing short of a miracle, and this 200-gram pressing cut at 45 RPM from Quality Record Pressings sounds so astonishing, your jaw will hit the floor!

From the moment Elvis began working with a new song, sound engineer Thorne Norgar had the 15 ips mono tape machine rolling simultaneously with a 2-track protection copy. The machines weren't switched to pause until Elvis was satisfied with the take.

A couple of years before the advent of the stereo LP in mid-1958, major record companies were experimenting with stereophonic recordings, often refered to then as binaural. Studios were using the new Ampex 2-track tape recorders for other purposes, such as for recording session back-ups. But few Elvis fans know how close history came to permanently losing these precious audio glimpses of a young Elvis engrossed in the creative process.

Founded in 1933, Radio Recorders of Los Angeles was the preeminent recording studio of its day, and its director of recording, long-time engineer Thorne Nogar, engineered all of the Elvis sessions from 1955 to 1961. Some of popular music's greatest hits: "Jailhouse Rock," "All Shook Up," "Loving You," and "Teddy Bear," are just a few of the blockbusters that Nogar oversaw Elvis record at the studios, located at 7000 Santa Monica Blvd.

Elvis would be right in the center of everything, at every recording session, Nogar would later recall. "Like with the Jordanaires when he sang, we would set it up with a unidirectional mike, so he would be standing right in front of them, facing them, and they would have their own directional microphone and they would be singing to one another."

The 2-tracks from which this record was pressed could not have sounded better, and there was no one more careful, more experienced and technically skilled to record these historic sessions than Nogar, says Acoustic Sounds' founder and CEO Chad Kassem.

Yet one day years later when Thorne was "cleaning out" his tapes closet, remarkably, he set these 2-track backup tapes aside, intending to dispose of them. Noted producer Bones Howe had worked for Nogar as a tape operator at Radio Recorders, and thanks to him the tapes were saved from a final resting place in the trash can. Bones took the tapes home with him. He'd put them safely away in a bank vault.

These 2-tracks have "erase" clearly written on the master log sheets. They're from January 1957 sessions at which Presley produced material for two EPs and the film "Loving You" soundtrack. They're the only known ones surviving from the pre-stereo era.

RCA's Essential Elvis series was a vehicle for the release of Presley's alternate takes. On this double LP set, listeners hear Presley at work, refining band arrangements and working through the nuances of his vocal performance. The LP reveals the Jordanaires voices' sparkling with a natural lifelike sound that's both sonically rich and detailed.

The Jordanaires, a vocal quartet originally formed as a gospel group in 1948, gained fame largely for being Elvis' background singers, both in live appearances and recordings, from 1956 to 1972. If discovering these rare, almost lost recorded treasures weren't enough, the sound reproduction puts this release over the top! When the Jordanaires sing "Peace in the Valley," you'll swear you're hearing a melody sent from heaven. An audiophile's prayer come true!

There are a number of first and second takes, during which Presley and his backing musicians make tentative passes at the material. As the record progresses, arrangements take shape and Presley, growing more confident that a keeper take is imminent, sings with more enthusiasm. Throughout, Presley is heard directing the proceedings and demonstrating a lot of "aw shucks" charm in the process, goofing with band members and laughing through his and others', flubs.

Like other reissues pressed by QRP, this magnificent 200-gram LP is notable for its absolutely silent background. The vocal harmonies are tingle-inducing, life-sized and utterly natural.

For serious Elvis fans and anyone else interested in the creative process, Volume 2 meets the first definition of "essential" as well as the second: it's indispensable stuff.

"The second volume of Essential Elvis offers Elvis in binaural stereo from the January 1957 sessions that produced several hits. ...This is a lot of fun; the gaffes are numerous, obvious, and hilarious, and for ears raised on multi-track recording, it must be amazing to hear an entire record recorded live in the studio!" - Neal Umphred, allmusic.com

"For Elvis fans, so utterly transparent and pure are these recordings, it's as if Elvis has been resurrected. I'm not kidding! ... [B]eautifully produced double 45rpm reissue of safety work product cut from the analog master tapes...[T]here's still plenty of interest in Elvis Presley and for those who are big fans, this represents both a treasure trove of unreleased (or at least unfamiliar) performances and/or partial takes rendered with sonics that are nothing short of astonishing. It's as if Elvis Presley is lurking behind your speakers singing just for you. While it's playing, it's 1957, Elvis, the Jordanaires and the band are alive at Radio Records and you are there. When it's over you'll want to go back. It's magical." - Michael Fremer, analogplanet.com, Music 9/10, Sound 10/10

Features:
• 45rpm 200g Vinyl LP
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Mastered At Sterling Sound
• Deluxe Gatefold Jacket
• Absolutely Silent Background

Selections:
LP1 - Side 1:
1. I Beg Of You (Take 1)
2. Is It So Strange (Take 1)
3. Have I Told You Lately That I Love (Take 2)
4. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) (Takes 1,2,3)
LP1 - Side 2:
1. Blueberry Hill (Take 2)
2. Mean Woman Blues (Take 14)
3. There'll Be Peace In The Valley (Takes 2,3)
4. Have I Told You Lately I Love You (Take 6)
LP2 - Side 3:
1. Blueberry Hill (Take 7)
2. That's When Your Heartaches Begin (Takes 4,5,6)
3. Is It So Strange (Takes 7,11)
LP2 - Side 4:
1. I Beg Of You (Takes 6,8)
2. Peace In The Valley (Take 7)
3. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (Takes 12,13)
4. I Beg Of You (Take 12)
Description
Michael Fremer's 100 Recommended All-Analog LP Reissues Worth Owning - Rated 62/100!

This item not eligible for any further discount offers!

Michael Fremer Rated 9/10 Music, 10/10 Sonics in his June 2013 reviews on www.analogplanet.com!

Nearly Lost to History, Elvis 2-Track Masters Saved by Chance!
Now Presented as a Double LP Cut at 45 RPM and Pressed on 200 Gram Vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!


Mastered at Sterling Sound

Deluxe gatefold jacket


The discovery of these 2-track masters comprising Stereo ‘57 - The Essential Elvis Volume 2, is nothing short of a miracle, and this 200-gram pressing cut at 45 RPM from Quality Record Pressings sounds so astonishing, your jaw will hit the floor!

From the moment Elvis began working with a new song, sound engineer Thorne Norgar had the 15 ips mono tape machine rolling simultaneously with a 2-track protection copy. The machines weren't switched to pause until Elvis was satisfied with the take.

A couple of years before the advent of the stereo LP in mid-1958, major record companies were experimenting with stereophonic recordings, often refered to then as binaural. Studios were using the new Ampex 2-track tape recorders for other purposes, such as for recording session back-ups. But few Elvis fans know how close history came to permanently losing these precious audio glimpses of a young Elvis engrossed in the creative process.

Founded in 1933, Radio Recorders of Los Angeles was the preeminent recording studio of its day, and its director of recording, long-time engineer Thorne Nogar, engineered all of the Elvis sessions from 1955 to 1961. Some of popular music's greatest hits: "Jailhouse Rock," "All Shook Up," "Loving You," and "Teddy Bear," are just a few of the blockbusters that Nogar oversaw Elvis record at the studios, located at 7000 Santa Monica Blvd.

Elvis would be right in the center of everything, at every recording session, Nogar would later recall. "Like with the Jordanaires when he sang, we would set it up with a unidirectional mike, so he would be standing right in front of them, facing them, and they would have their own directional microphone and they would be singing to one another."

The 2-tracks from which this record was pressed could not have sounded better, and there was no one more careful, more experienced and technically skilled to record these historic sessions than Nogar, says Acoustic Sounds' founder and CEO Chad Kassem.

Yet one day years later when Thorne was "cleaning out" his tapes closet, remarkably, he set these 2-track backup tapes aside, intending to dispose of them. Noted producer Bones Howe had worked for Nogar as a tape operator at Radio Recorders, and thanks to him the tapes were saved from a final resting place in the trash can. Bones took the tapes home with him. He'd put them safely away in a bank vault.

These 2-tracks have "erase" clearly written on the master log sheets. They're from January 1957 sessions at which Presley produced material for two EPs and the film "Loving You" soundtrack. They're the only known ones surviving from the pre-stereo era.

RCA's Essential Elvis series was a vehicle for the release of Presley's alternate takes. On this double LP set, listeners hear Presley at work, refining band arrangements and working through the nuances of his vocal performance. The LP reveals the Jordanaires voices' sparkling with a natural lifelike sound that's both sonically rich and detailed.

The Jordanaires, a vocal quartet originally formed as a gospel group in 1948, gained fame largely for being Elvis' background singers, both in live appearances and recordings, from 1956 to 1972. If discovering these rare, almost lost recorded treasures weren't enough, the sound reproduction puts this release over the top! When the Jordanaires sing "Peace in the Valley," you'll swear you're hearing a melody sent from heaven. An audiophile's prayer come true!

There are a number of first and second takes, during which Presley and his backing musicians make tentative passes at the material. As the record progresses, arrangements take shape and Presley, growing more confident that a keeper take is imminent, sings with more enthusiasm. Throughout, Presley is heard directing the proceedings and demonstrating a lot of "aw shucks" charm in the process, goofing with band members and laughing through his and others', flubs.

Like other reissues pressed by QRP, this magnificent 200-gram LP is notable for its absolutely silent background. The vocal harmonies are tingle-inducing, life-sized and utterly natural.

For serious Elvis fans and anyone else interested in the creative process, Volume 2 meets the first definition of "essential" as well as the second: it's indispensable stuff.

"The second volume of Essential Elvis offers Elvis in binaural stereo from the January 1957 sessions that produced several hits. ...This is a lot of fun; the gaffes are numerous, obvious, and hilarious, and for ears raised on multi-track recording, it must be amazing to hear an entire record recorded live in the studio!" - Neal Umphred, allmusic.com

"For Elvis fans, so utterly transparent and pure are these recordings, it's as if Elvis has been resurrected. I'm not kidding! ... [B]eautifully produced double 45rpm reissue of safety work product cut from the analog master tapes...[T]here's still plenty of interest in Elvis Presley and for those who are big fans, this represents both a treasure trove of unreleased (or at least unfamiliar) performances and/or partial takes rendered with sonics that are nothing short of astonishing. It's as if Elvis Presley is lurking behind your speakers singing just for you. While it's playing, it's 1957, Elvis, the Jordanaires and the band are alive at Radio Records and you are there. When it's over you'll want to go back. It's magical." - Michael Fremer, analogplanet.com, Music 9/10, Sound 10/10

Features:
• 45rpm 200g Vinyl LP
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Mastered At Sterling Sound
• Deluxe Gatefold Jacket
• Absolutely Silent Background

Selections:
LP1 - Side 1:
1. I Beg Of You (Take 1)
2. Is It So Strange (Take 1)
3. Have I Told You Lately That I Love (Take 2)
4. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) (Takes 1,2,3)
LP1 - Side 2:
1. Blueberry Hill (Take 2)
2. Mean Woman Blues (Take 14)
3. There'll Be Peace In The Valley (Takes 2,3)
4. Have I Told You Lately I Love You (Take 6)
LP2 - Side 3:
1. Blueberry Hill (Take 7)
2. That's When Your Heartaches Begin (Takes 4,5,6)
3. Is It So Strange (Takes 7,11)
LP2 - Side 4:
1. I Beg Of You (Takes 6,8)
2. Peace In The Valley (Take 7)
3. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (Takes 12,13)
4. I Beg Of You (Take 12)
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
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Inventory
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Construct
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Dropship
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Artist
Elvis Presley
Title
Stereo 57 Essential Elvis Volume 2
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
200G
Record Speed
45RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Availability
Discontinued
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Creation Date
Release Date
04-09-2013
ASSOC
R
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