RCA/Legacy to Release 'Elvis Presley - A Boy from Tupelo - The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings'
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RCA/Legacy to Release 'Elvis Presley - A Boy from Tupelo - The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings'

Complete 1953-1955 set of Elvis recordings

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, and RCA Records released "Elvis Presley - A Boy From Tupelo - The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings" on Friday, July 28.


Order this set, as well as a single-disc LP, now on Store.Graceland.com.


Available as a 3-CD deluxe box set and a digital collection, "A Boy From Tupelo - The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings" is the most comprehensive collection of early Elvis recordings ever assembled, with many tracks becoming available for the first time as part of this package: One performance – a newly discovered previously unreleased recording of "I Forgot To Remember To Forget" (from the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, October 29, 1955) – is being officially released for the very first time.


"A Boy From Tupelo – The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings" includes - for the first time in one collection - every known Elvis Presley Sun Records recording sessions (master and outtake), plus the mythical Memphis Recording Service Acetates: "My Happiness"/"That's When Your Heartaches Begin" (recorded July 1953) and "I'll Never Stand in Your Way"/"It Wouldn't Be the Same (Without You)" (recorded January 4, 1954) - the four songs Elvis paid his own money to record before signing with Sun. "A Boy From Tupelo - The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings" includes every Elvis live performance and radio recording known to exist from the period.


Elvis recordings from 1953-1955 Essential to the understanding and appreciation of the Elvis legacy with his explosive impact on pop music and culture, "A Boy From Tupelo - The Complete 1953-55 Recordings" presents - in the best possible sound - every known Presley recording from his early career, when the world's first atomic singer fused blues, pop and hillbilly country swing to create an electrifying new music that changed the world.


"A Boy From Tupelo," the complete set of recordings from 1953-1955, also includes a 120-page book formatted as an illustrated travelogue and datebook chronicling the genesis of Elvis’ legacy – starting with his early career via facts, anecdotes, memorabilia and many rare photos. Independence Day 1954 is when this unique American saga begins, less than 24 hours before his first professional recording session, and it ends in December 1955, when the singer leaves Sun Records to record for RCA. The material is organized by calendar entries. During the months July through October 1954, the majority of the calendar is empty, as Elvis had his daytime job with Crown Electric, and music making was confined to the weekends and evening hours. This is Elvis Presley before he becomes world-famous, and an account of how this amazing young man readies himself for stardom, a young man on the pinnacle of an unprecedented level of success. This boy from Tupelo would become much more than a world-famous superstar, he would become ELVIS: The King of Rock and Roll!


Behind the making of "A Boy From Tupelo - The Complete 1953-55 Recordings" lie more than 1,500 hours of restoration work and nearly 200 hours of additional studio time devoted to the painstaking remastering of the material. The results are stunning. If you love Elvis, you will love adding these early Elvis songs to your collection – order now!


"A Boy From Tupelo - The Complete 1953-55 Recordings" is produced, researched and written by Ernst Jørgensen, who was a special guest at this year's Elvis Week at Graceland.


Disc one of "A Boy From Tupelo - The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings" covers the masters Elvis recorded for Sun Records, some variations, and the four sides he paid for himself. Disc two covers all known outtakes, even just the smallest surviving fragments. Disc three covers all the live and radio recordings known to exist.


A Boy from Tupelo: The Sun MastersOn July 28th, Legacy Recordings also released "A Boy From Tupelo: The Sun Masters," a single disc 12" vinyl package that chronicles the rise of Elvis Presley before he became The King of Rock and Roll. Recorded with producer Sam Phillips, guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black during his first incredible year as a professional recording artist (July 1954-July 1955), this collection includes Elvis’ complete single A and B-sides for Sun Records, plus additional songs recorded at Sun Studio and released on his landmark self-titled debut album in 1956.


"A Boy From Tupelo - The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings" and "A Boy From Tupelo: The Sun Masters" are available for order now at Shop Graceland.


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Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at 10:02 AM
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