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Elvis Presley A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings CD

  A BOY FROM TUPELO: THE COMPLETE 1953 - 1955 RECORDINGS is the definitive collection of Elvis' Sun-era recordings in one comprehensive package.

A BOY FROM TUPELO: THE COMPLETE 1953 - 1955 RECORDINGS includes on 3 CDs every surviving Elvis Presley Sun master and outtake, plus two private records Elvis paid with his own money to record, as well as all known radio - and concert performances from the period. Many of these recordings are rare demos, session takes, and live performances including a newly discovered and previously unreleased recording of "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" from a 1955 Louisiana Hayride performance.

The accompanying 120-page book compiled by Elvis authority Ernst Mikael Jørgensen and is, in essence, a fully-illustrated travelogue. It details the birth of Elvis' career through facts, anecdotes, documentation, many rare photos, and a succinct narrative. Independence Day 1954 is when this uniquely American saga begins, less than 24 hours before his first professional recording session, and it ends in December 1955, when the rights to Elvis' Sun tapes officially expire and the singer leaves Sam Phillips and Sun Records to record for RCA Victor.

This is the story of Elvis Presley before he becomes world-famous, and how this amazing young man readies himself for stardom, achieving success on a level that no one could have dreamed possible.

DETAILS:

    • Audio CD
    • Number of Discs: 3
    • Label: Legacy
    • Genre: Rock
    • Release date: July 28, 2017

    Tracking Listing

    DISC 1
    MEMPHIS RECORDING SERVICE ACETATES

    1. My Happiness 2:33
    2. That's When Your Heartaches Begin 2:52
    3. I'll Never Stand in Your Way 2:06
    4. It Wouldn't Be the Same [Without You] 2:09

    SUN MASTERS

    1. Harbor Lights 2:38
    2. I Love You Because [unprocessed master edit] 2:43
    3. That's All Right [45 rpm master] 2:00
    4. Blue Moon of Kentucky [45 rpm master] 2:07
    5. Blue Moon 2:44
    6. Tomorrow Night 3:01
    7. I'll Never Let You Go [Little Darlin'] 2:27
    8. I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine 2:32
    9. Just Because 2:34
    10. Good Rockin' Tonight 2:15
    11. Milkcow Blues Boogie 2:39
    12. You're a Heartbreaker 2:13
    13. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone [slow version] 2:43
    14. Baby Let's Play House 2:19
    15. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone 2:38
    16. I Forgot to Remember to Forget 2:31
    17. Mystery Train 2:30
    18. Tryin' to Get To You 2:36
    19. When It Rains It Pours 2:06

    RCA MASTERS

    1. That's All Right [RCA single version] 1:59
    2. Blue Moon of Kentucky [RCA single version] 2:05
    3. I Love You Because [RCA LP version] 2:45
    4. Tomorrow Night [RCA LP version] 2:53

    DISC 2 
    SUN STUDIO SESSIONS 

    1. Harbor Lights [takes 1 - 2, 3/M] 3:27
    2. Harbor Lights [take 4) 2:38
    3. Harbor Lights [takes 5 - 8] 4:14
    4. I Love You Because [takes 1 - 2] 3:52
    5. I Love You Because [take 3] 3:36
    6. I Love You Because [takes 4 - 5] 4:08
    7. That's All Right [takes 1 - 3] 2:18
    8. Blue Moon of Kentucky [slow tempo outtake] 1:08
    9. Blue Moon [takes 1 - 4] 3:36
    10. Blue Moon [take 5] 3:25
    11. Blue Moon [takes 6 - 8] 3:53
    12. Blue Moon [take 9/M] 2:44
    13. Dialogue [fragment before "Tomorrow Night"] 0:11
    14. I'll Never Let You Go [Little Darlin'] 0:49
    15. Good Rockin' Tonight [fragment from vocal slapback tape] 0:10
    16. I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine [takes 1 - 3/M] 3:47
    17. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone [slow version, take 1] 3:00
    18. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone [slow version, take 2] 2:51
    19. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone [slow version, take 3] 2:51
    20. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone [slow version, take 4 - 5] 2:50
    21. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone [slow version, takes 6 - 7] 4:16
    22. How Do You Think I Feel [guitar slapback tape, rehearsals + take 1] 4:30
    23. When It Rains It Pours [vocal slapback tape, take 1] 1:37
    24. When It Rains It Pours [vocal slapback tape, take 2 - rehearsal 1 - takes 3 - 4] 4:26
    25. When It Rains It Pours [vocal slapback tape, take 5/M] 2:02
    26. When It Rains It Pours [vocal slapback tape, take 6 - 8] 3:20

    DISC 3 
    LIVE AND RADIO PERFORMANCES

    1. That's All Right 2:52
    2. Blue Moon of Kentucky 2:23
    3. Shake, Rattle and Roll 2:24
    4. Fool, Fool, Fool 1:59
    5. Hearts of Stone 2:02
    6. That's All Right 1:52
    7. Tweedlee Dee 2:51
    8. Shake, Rattle and Roll 2:23 
    9. KSIJ Radio commercial with DJ Tom Perryman 0:16
    10. Money Honey 2:43
    11. Blue Moon of Kentucky 2:04
    12. I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine 2:33
    13. That's All Right 1:54
    14. Tweedlee Dee 2:15
    15. Money Honey 2:17
    16. Hearts of Stone 1:37
    17. Shake, Rattle and Roll 1:39
    18. Little Mama 2:03
    19. You're a Heartbreaker 2:06
    20. Good Rockin' Tonight 2:36
    21. Baby Let's Play House 2:22
    22. Blue Moon of Kentucky 1:47
    23. I Got a Woman 3:03
    24. That's All Right 2:17
    25. Tweedlee Dee 2:47
    26. That's All Right 2:37
    27. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone 3:16
    28. Baby Let's Play House 3:19
    29. Maybellene 3:09
    30. That's All Right 2:49
    31. Interview with Bob Neal 5:31
    32. I Forgot To Remember To Forget

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