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    Promised Land

    Elvis' Long Out Of Print Vinyl Rock Masterwork - The Promised Land


    180 Gram Audiophile Colored Vinyl


    First Time Gatefold Cover Art


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso & Pressed At R.T.I.


    In his later years, Elvis Presley went back to his formative roots and began to explore his Memphis sound deeper with fantastic offerings like The Promised Land album from 1975.


    Recorded at the legendary Stax Records studios in Memphis, the recording kicks things off with the Chuck Berry classic The Promised Land, as well as the r& b driven hit single If You Talk In Your Sleep.


    Even his countryside brought the masterwork more acclaim with hits singles like It's Midnight and Mr. Songman taking the album to #1 in the country charts!


    Friday Music is excited to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Colored Vinyl release of Elvis Presley's The Promised Land. Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music and Capitol Mastering, and manufactured at R.T.I, this amazing Elvis album truly is one rockin' party!

    1. Promised Land
    2. There's A Honky Tonk Angel (Who Will Take Me Back In)
    3. Help Me

    4. Mr. Songman

    5. Love Song Of The Year
    6. It's Midnight

    7. Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming
    8. If You Talk In Your Sleep

    9. Thinking About You

    10. You Asked Me To
    Elvis Presley
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  • Elvis Presley (Colored Vinyl) (Pre-Order) Elvis Presley (Colored Vinyl) (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Elvis Presley (Colored Vinyl) (Pre-Order)


    The King Of Rock & Roll's Debut 1956 Album


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Beautiful Translucent Blue Vinyl & First Time Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso & Pressed At R.T.I.


    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, Elvis cut some demos 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 super stardom. They quickly signed the legend to a long-term deal in 1956, and his first RCA Lp simply titled Elvis Presley forever etched "The King Of Rock And Roll" trademark to his name. He would eventually become the most successful solo artist of all time!


    Easily the first top selling rock and pop albums of the fifties, Elvis Presley was a treasure trove of his first RCA sessions and Sun session and included such great tracks as his signature Blue Suede Shoes, the rock-a-billy smash Just Because & the stellar balladry of Blue Moon.


    More great Elvis tunes abound as he pays tribute to The Drifters with a rockin' version of Money Honey and the Ray Charles' classic I Got A Woman.


    Featuring 12 of his most familiar tunes the debut Elvis Presley album went on to become one of his most memorable titles in his huge arsenal of masterful rock and roll albums, as well as one of the most copied album covers of all time.


    Thanks to his finest rock smashes like Tryin' To Get To You and the piano rocker One Sided Love Affair, this debut masterpiece was just what the fans were screaming for, as the entire album was built around the framework of his new and exciting rock trademark sound.


    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 first time limited Anniversary Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the RCA Victor classic Elvis Presley.


    As another installment in our exciting Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are pleased to present this masterwork in all its high fidelity glory. Mastered impeccably from by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and manufactured at R.T.I.for a limited time on beautiful 180 Gram Translucent BLUE Vinyl, this debut revisit will be a much anticipated first time audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!


    To further enhance your listening enjoyment, we are also including a rare first time gatefold artwork presentation including the original Lp cover elements and super rare picture sleeve art in the inside gatefold .


    As usual, we are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined sleeve to help keep your Elvis vinyl in mint shape. Elvis Presley's debut smash Lp Elvis Presley. A history making rock album from an historic legend, an original monophonic first time audiophile dream release first time gatefold cover is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true From your friends at Friday Music Stay tuned for more Elvis Presley original RCA Record audiophile recordings from Friday Music.

    1. Blue Suede Shoes
    2. I'm Counting On You
    3. I Got A Woman
    4. One-Sided Love Affair
    5. I Love You Because
    6. Just Because
    7. Tutti Frutti
    8. Tryin' To Get To You
    9. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)
    10. I'll Never Let You Go
    11. Blue Moon
    12. Money Honey
    Elvis Presley
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • That's The Way It Is That's The Way It Is Quick View

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    That's The Way It Is

    3-Fold Gatefold Sleeve


    Expanded Edition


    16-Page Booklet


    13 Tracks Previously Unreleased


    Remastered Audio


    LP 1 & 2 = The Original Album (Plus Singles And Outtakes)


    LP 3 & 4 = August 12 - Dinner Show


    Originally released in November 1970, Elvis: That's The Way It Is combined eight studio tracks, recorded in Nashville, and four live concert performances recorded in Las Vegas during Presley's 1970 'Summer Festival' season at The International Hotel in Las Vegas. Elvis played dozens of times at The International Hotel in 1969 and 1970 over several number of weeks. Elvis was on a roll and making big plans - including a feature film and studio time in Nashville.


    When Elvis arrived at RCA's Studio B in Nashville on June 4, 1970, producer Felton Jarvis had assembled a hot new session band featuring Elvis' on-stage guitar legend James Burton. Five nights of recording generated material for no less than three future albums and four singles, including Elvis: That's The Way It Is.


    This brand new 4LP version, That's The Way It Is (Expanded Edition) centers on one show at The International which was recorded and partially filmed by MGM. These show recordings are released for the first time in their entirety. The original RCA album is expanded with four single sides from the period, and a selection of fly-on-the-wall outtakes from the June Nashville sessions that produced the majority of tracks for the album.


    With remastered audio and packed in a triple gatefold sleeve, this 4LP set includes a 16 page booklet with rare pictures and new liner notes.

    LP1
    1. I Just Can't Help Believin'
    2. Twenty Days And Twenty Nights
    3. How The Web Was Woven
    4. Patch It Up
    5. Mary In The Morning
    6. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
    7. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
    8. I've Lost You
    9. Just Pretend
    10. Stranger In The Crowd


    LP2
    1. The Next Step Is Love
    2. Bridge Over Troubled Water
    3. I've Lost You (single Version)
    4. The Next Step Is Love (single Version)
    5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (single Version)
    6. Patch It Up (single Version)
    7. How The Web Was Woven (take 1)
    8. I've Lost You (take 1)
    9. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (take 2)
    10. Patch It Up (take 1)
    11. Bridge Over Troubled Water (take 1)


    LP3
    1. That's All Right
    2. I Got A Woman
    3. Hound Dog
    4. Heartbreak Hotel
    5. Love Me Tender
    6. I've Lost You
    7. I Just Can't Help Believin'
    8. Patch It Up
    9. Twenty Days And Twenty Nights


    LP4
    1. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
    2. Polk Salad Annie
    3. Introductions
    4. Blue Suede Shoes
    5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
    6. Bridge Over Troubled Water
    7. Suspicious Minds
    8. Can't Help Falling In Love

    Elvis Presley
    $69.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Elvis Is Back! (Pre-Order) Elvis Is Back! (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Elvis Is Back! (Pre-Order)

    40 Years Later..... The King Of Rock And Roll Lives On!


    Friday Music Is Proud To Present His 1959 Rock & Rhythm & Blues Masterpiece Elvis Is Back


    First Time 180 Gram Translucent Blue Vinyl & Original Gatefold Cover Art & Original Front Cover Sticker Art


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso & Pressed At R.T.I.


    Features His Classic Hits: Such A Night, Fever, Make Me Know It, The Girl Of My Best Friend, Reconsider Baby, Soldier Boy


    Elvis Is Back! is the tenth studio album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley. It was originally released on RCA Victor Records in April 1960. Recorded over two sessions in March and April, the album marked Presley's return to recording after his discharge from the U.S. Army.


    In 1957, as Presley's fame was soaring, he received a draft notice from the Memphis Draft Board, but was given a deferment so he could finish his latest film production, King Creole. During Presley's two-year military service in Germany, RCA Victor and Paramount Pictures progressively released material he had completed prior to enlistment. During his last months in the Army, Presley experimented with new sounds and worked on further improving his performance. He also prepared material for his first session in Nashville, which was scheduled to take place upon his return. Presley returned to the United States on March 2, 1960. The singer reunited with his original band The Blue Moon Boys, excepting bassist Bill Black. The first session was held on March 20-21 and the second session was held on April 3-4, completing the album.


    Elvis Is Back! topped the UK Albums Chart and reached number two in Billboard's Top LPs. Initially, the release received mixed reviews, but over subsequent years its critical reception became progressively more positive. The album was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1999.

    1. Make Me Know
    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. The Girl Next Door
    11. Like a Baby
    12. Reconsider Baby
    Elvis Presley
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  • Elvis Presley - Number One Hits Elvis Presley - Number One Hits Quick View

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    Elvis Presley - Number One Hits

    Elvis Presley Number One Hits - Original Recordings Remastered
    1. Heartbreak Hotel
    2. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
    3. Hound Dog
    4. Don't Be Cruel
    5. Love Me Tender
    6. Too Much
    7. All Shook Up
    8. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
    9. Jailhouse Rock
    10. Don't
    11. Hard Headed Woman
    12. A Fool Such As I
    13. A Big Hunk O' Love
    14. One Night
    15. Stuck On You
    16. It's Now Or Never
    17. Are You Lonesome Tonight
    18. Wooden Heart
    19. Surrender
    20. His Latest Flame
    21. Can't Help Falling In Love
    22. Return To Sender
    23. Good Luck Charm
    Elvis Presley
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • From Elvis in Memphis (Speakers Corner) From Elvis in Memphis (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    From Elvis in Memphis (Speakers Corner)

    Ranked 190/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    A record by Elvis, produced in Tennessee. What's so special about that? Surely everyone knows that the lorry driver from the Southern State sobbed his early songs into the local radio microphones. But Elvis in Memphis is far more than just one of around 40 albums which the King of Rock' n' Roll produced during the course of 35 years. »This marks what is probably the most impressive comeback in the entire history of pop music«, enthused the normally reticent New York Times.



    What had happened? In 1969, after a 14-year meteoric career in show business and movies, and an exemplary PR campaign, Elvis returned to his hometown to record these songs which, in their style, are reminiscent of those recorded in the Fifties for Sun Records. Alongside the lavishly mixed pop and blues numbers (Power Of My Love) and country sound (I'm Movin' On), there is also one of the greatest chart-busters and heart-breakers of a whole generation: In The Ghetto.



    There is certainly no room for discussion about the value of this collectors' item - the astronomical price for a good secondhand copy speaks for itself!



    Musicians:



    • Elvis Presley (vocal, guitar, piano)

    • Ronnie Milsap (piano)

    • Bobby Emmons (organ)

    • Reggie Young (guitar, electric-guitar)

    • Tommy Cogbill, Mike Leech (bass)

    • Gene Chrisman (drums)

    • The Memphis Horns and background vocals




    Recording: 1969 by Al Pachucki

    Production: Felton Jarvis and Chips Moman





    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Wearin' that Loved 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
    7. Power of My Love
    8. Gentle on My Mind
    9. After Loving You
    10. True Love Travels on a Gravel Road
    11. Any Day Now
    12. In the Ghetto
    Elvis Presley
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Elvis' Golden Records No. 1 (Speakers Corner) Elvis' Golden Records No. 1 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Elvis' Golden Records No. 1 (Speakers Corner)

    Have we got the lot? The King of Rock'n'Roll certainly didn't need to ask whether his entourage had collected together all their favourite hits. They had gathered them all together - a collection of Golden Records, rather like a selection box of favourite chocolates, greedily swallowed down and enjoyed to the full. And how they loved them all - whether 'complete works' collectors or fans. To this very day, this collection from 1958 is quite set apart from the normal 'best of' collections. It shines out like a precious jewel among mere pebbles. This was the first of four Gold volumes, and it set the standard for those to come. Before any of the immemorable songs came to be included, they had to have sold at least a million copies and won an undeniable and unforgettable reputation as a heart-string plucker. To name a title is more than superfluous. It's quite enough just to listen and enjoy. Whoever wants the ultimate basic Elvis collection can't go wrong here.



    Musicians:



    • Elvis Presley (guitar, vocal)

    • The Jordanaires (vocal)

    • and various bands




    Recordings: January 1956 - September 1957 in Hollywood, New York and Nashville in mono

    Production: Steve Sholes


    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. Hound Dog
    2. Loving You
    3. All Shook Up
    4. Heartbreak Hotel
    5. Jailhouse Rock
    6. Love Me
    7. Too Much
    8. Don't Be Cruel
    9. That's When Your Heartaches Begin
    10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
    11. Love Me Tender
    12. Treat Me Nice
    13. Anyway You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)
    14. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
    Elvis Presley
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Mono - Sealed Buy Now
  • Elvis' Gold Records Volume 3 Elvis' Gold Records Volume 3 Quick View

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    Elvis' Gold Records Volume 3

    1. It's Now or Never
    2. Stuck on You
    3. Fame and Fortune
    4. I Gotta Know
    5. Surrender
    6. I Feel So Bad
    7. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
    8. (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame
    9. Little Sister
    10. Good Luck Charm
    11. Anything That's Part of You
    12. She's Not You
    13. Wild In The Country
    14. Wooden Heart
    15. The Girl Of My Best Friend
    16. Follow That Dream
    17. King Of The Whole Wide World
    18. Can't Help Falling In Love
    Elvis Presley
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Elvis' Christmas Album 55th Anniversary Elvis' Christmas Album 55th Anniversary Quick View

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    Elvis' Christmas Album 55th Anniversary

    Friday Music is Proud to Announce the 55th Anniversary Edition of Elvis' Christmas Album on 180 Gram Vinyl with the Rare Gatefold Cover & Super Rare LP Booklet!


    55 years ago, Elvis recorded what would become one of the most memorable and best loved Christmas LP's of all time, Elvis' Christmas Album. The 1957 album was a blockbuster as it topped the pop charts for a month, making this one of the biggest albums of his career & ultimately selling over 13 Million copies! Featuring twelve hits like Blue Christmas, Silent Night & Peace In The Valley, the album has truly stood the test of time.

    1. Santa Claus Is Back In Town
    2. White Christmas
    3. Here Come Santa Claus
    4. I'll Be Home For Christmas
    5. Blue Christmas
    6. Santa Bring My Baby Back
    7. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
    8. Silent Night
    9. (There Will Be) Peace In The Valley
    10. I Believe
    11. Take My Hand, Precious Lord
    12. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)
    Elvis Presley
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Elvis Is Back! (Speakers Corner) Elvis Is Back! (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Elvis Is Back! (Speakers Corner)

    During the King's artistically unproductive period of military service, no costs or efforts were spared (e.g. A Date With Elvis, RCA LPM-2011), 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's 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.



    With its amazing array of varying styles, this must surely be one of Elvis's most genial albums and was unrivaled right up until his great comeback in 1968 (From Elvis In Memphis, RCA LSP-4155).





    Musicians:



    • Elvis Presley (guitar, vocal)

    • Floyd Cramer(piano)

    • Scotty Moore (guitar)

    • Boots Randolph (saxophone)

    • Hank Garland (bass, guitar)

    • Charlie Hodge (harmony)

    • Bob Moore (bass)

    • D.J. Fontana (drums)

    • Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews, Gordon Stoker, Ray C. Walker (vocal)




    March 1960 at RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA. and April 1960 in Nashville, TS., USA,
    by Bill Porter

    Production: Chet Atkins





    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Make Me Know
    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. The Girl Next Door
    11. Like a Baby

    12. Reconsider Baby
    Elvis Presley
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Elvis' Golden Records Volume 1 (Colored Vinyl) (Pre-Order) Elvis' Golden Records Volume 1 (Colored Vinyl) (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Elvis' Golden Records Volume 1 (Colored Vinyl) (Pre-Order)

    The King Of Rock & Roll - His Greatest Hits


    First Time On 180 Gram Audiophile Red Colored Vinyl


    Mastered Impeccably & Pressed At R.T.I.


    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, Elvis 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. He would eventually become the most successful solo artist of all time!

    1. Hound Dog
    2. Loving You
    3. All Shook Up
    4. Heartbreak Hotel
    5. Jailhouse Rock
    6. Love Me
    7. Too Much
    8. Don't Be Cruel
    9. That's When Your Heartaches Begin
    10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
    11. Love Me Tender
    12. Treat Me Nice
    13. Anyway You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)
    14. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
    Elvis Presley
    $32.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • For LP Fans Only (Speakers Corner) For LP Fans Only (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    For LP Fans Only (Speakers Corner)

    Along with the album A Date With Elvis (RCA LPM-2011), For LP Fans Only is one of the most important special productions of the young King of Rock'n'Roll. Because Elvis had been conscripted into the US army, no new recordings could take place, and so record producers delved deep into the sound archives and dug out a few singles from his Sun Records days, mixed them with a couple of early RCA songs and a number from the Love Me Tender soundtrack, and, hey presto! a new Elvis LP was born. The overwhelming success of this album is not solely confined to the stylistic homogeneity of this collection of fresh, youthful songs. Far more, it's because for many fans the record offered the only substitution for the highly coveted but rare original singles That's All Right, Mystery Train and My Baby Left Me.



    Not without reason has today's 'bits-and-bytes' generation ignored the words on the cover and produced several re-releases. Which just goes to emphasise the widespread opinion that this is one of Elvis's very best albums and at the same time one of the most important in the whole of rock'n'roll - especially in the present vinyl pressing.





    Musicians:



    • Elvis Presley (guitar, vocal)

    • Various Bands







    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. That's All Right

    2. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy

    3. Mystery Train

    4. Playing For Keeps

    5. Poor Boy

    6. My Baby Left Me

    7. I Was The One

    8. Shake, Rattle And Roll

    9. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone

    10. You're A Heartbreaker
    Elvis Presley
    $34.99
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    Loving You

    Elvis Aaron Presley was born during the great depression into a poor family in Mississippi. They moved to Memphis during the early '50s, 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.


    Elvis had the unmatchable skill of combining his vocals to resemble both R&B and country. This with the persona and choreography of a Hollywood movie star on stage, the young Elvis Presley was soon touring, and over the year achieved a number of regional hit singles, electrifying audiences into frenzies wherever he performed.


    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.


    In 1957 after two chart topping albums and a bevy of #1 singles, more incredible fame followed as the Loving You movie starring Elvis Presley became a box office smash. The soundtrack album also was a blockbuster as it topped the charts for over two months, making this his third smash #1 album. Loving You truly proved once again that his career was unlike any other in music history.


    Filled with more hits than a jukebox, the Loving You album takes off with two smashes in a row, the classic rocker Mean Woman Blues and the chart topping single (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear. More soundtrack treasures follow with the beautiful ballad Loving You and the rockin' Party, which truly made the album a treasure trove of hits that seem like a Greatest Hits collection. The album also features a nice helping of solid interpretations of Elvis' own favorites like the Fats Domino classic Blueberry Hill and the timeless Cole Porter hit True Love. In total, the album showcases twelve important Elvis Presley recordings which have truly gone on to become international classics.


    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 first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the RCA Victor classic Loving You by Elvis Presley. As a second installment in their exciting Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, they are very pleased to present this masterwork in all its high fidelity glory. Mastered impeccably from the original monophonic RCA Victor Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray and manufactured at R.T.I., this edition of Loving You will be a much anticipated audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!


    For this exclusive presentation, Friday is also including 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 movie and platinum plus soundtrack. Also enclosed is a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined inner sleeve to help keep your Elvis vinyl in mint shape. An audiophile vinyl dream come true!

    1. Mean Woman Blues
    2. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
    3. Loving You
    4. Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do!
    5. Lonesome Cowboy
    6. Hot Dog
    7. Party
    8. Blueberry Hill
    9. True Love
    10. Don't Leave Me Now
    11. Have I Told You Lately That
    12. I Love You
    13. I Need You So
    Elvis Presley
    $29.99
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    Showroom Internationale

    The film Elvis: That's The Way It Is provided fans with their first real glimpse of Elvis performing at an absolute peak of his vocal prowess in August 1970. This 17 song, 2 LP set features the King's full August 12, 1970 dinner show and includes 13 previously unreleased performances.
    LP1
    1. That's All Right
    2. I Got a Woman
    3. Hound Dog
    4. Heartbreak Hotel
    5. Love Me Tender
    6. I've Lost You
    7. I Just Can't Help Believin'
    8. Patch It Up
    9. Twenty Days and Twenty Nights


    LP2
    1. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
    2. Polk Salad Annie
    3. Introductions
    4. Blue Suede Shoes
    5. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
    6. Bridge over Troubled Water
    7. Suspicious Minds
    8. Can't Help Falling in Love

    Elvis Presley
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    The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London with producers Don Reedman and Nick Patrick, The Wonder Of You focuses on Elvis' unmistakable voice with lush new orchestral accompaniment. Featuring Elvis' most dramatic original performances augmented with lush new arrangements by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestral, the record spans a variety of musical styles that Elvis embraced, from rock and gospel to country and ballads. The Wonder Of You highlights beloved Presley classics along with several surprises. The LP version is two 150 gram discs in a gatefold sleeve.
    LP 1
    1. A Big Hunk o' Love
    2. I've Got a Thing About You Baby
    3. Suspicious Minds
    4. Don't
    5. I Just Can't Help Believin'
    6. Just Pretend
    7. Love Letters


    LP 2
    1. Amazing Grace
    2. Starting Today
    3. Kentucky Rain
    4. Memories
    5. Let It Be Me
    6. Always on My Mind
    7. The Wonder of You
    8. Just Pretend

    Elvis Presley
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    Elvis Presley Golden Records Volume 3

    Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes & Pressed at RTI!

    Numbered Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Jackets!

    Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!


    Out of all the records Elvis Presley made, this is one of the absolute audiophile classics among his catalog. And the songs - every one of them - are worth inclusion in any collection. Don't miss a true classic.


    Features:

    Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets

    Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!

    Audiophile 180 gram, 45rpm Vinyl Double LP

    Pressed at RTI

    Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes!


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. It's Now Or Never
    2. Stuck On You
    3. Fame and Fortune
    4. I Gotta Know
    5. Surrender
    6. I Feel So Bad
    7. Are You Lonesome Tonight
    8. (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame
    9. Little Sister
    10. Good Luck Charm
    11. Anything That's Part of You
    12. She's Not You
    Elvis Presley
    $54.99
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    From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee

    The Elvis Presley/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues


    First Time 180 Gram Gold Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation


    His 1976 Chart Smash LP Featuring Hurt, Help Me, & If You Talk In Your Sleep


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso & Manufactured At R.T.I.


    Elvis Aaron Presley moved to Memphis during the early fifties, and as a struggling young truck driver, Elvis cut some demos as a gift for his beloved mother Gladys. The folks at RCA Victor knew that this young fellow named Elvis was destined for superstardom. They quickly signed the legend to a long-term deal, and forever etched "The King Of Rock And Roll" trademark to his name. He would eventually become the most successful solo artist of all time!


    From the remainder of the 1970's, Elvis Presley would release many more hit albums, smash singles and movies. Ever proving that he was indeed on top of his game, RCA Victor delivered to his fans one of his finest albums yet From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennesee.


    Featuring a treasure trove of his most familiar hit singles like his smash hit Hurt and the great Solitaire, From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennesee went on to achieve gold status and become one of his last albums that he would record before his untimely passing.


    Thanks to his more smashes like If You Talk In Your Sleep, Songman, and his landmark soul crooner Help Me , this collection of Elvis Presley's recordings were just what the fans were screaming for, as the entire album was built around the framework of his rocking trademark Memphis sound. The 1976 album also was another blockbuster for The King truly proving once again that his career was unlike any other in music history.


    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 first time limited 40th Anniversary Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the RCA Victor classic From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennesee.


    As another installment in our exciting Elvis Presley/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are pleased to present this masterwork in all its stereophonic glory.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and manufactured for a very limited time on Gold Vinyl at R.T.I., From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennesee will be a much anticipated audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!


    For a limited time only, we are also including a rare gatefold artwork presentation including the original 1976 artwork elements and rare picture sleeve art in the inside gatefold. As usual, we are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined sleeve to help keep your Elvis vinyl in mint shape.


    From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennesee A history making rock album from an historic legend, an original stereophonic first time audiophile dream release first time gatefold cover is now an audiophile Gold vinyl dream come true From your friends at Friday Music

    1. Hurt
    2. Never Again
    3. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
    4. Danny Boy
    5. The Last Farewell
    6. For The Heart
    7. Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall
    8. Solitaire
    9. Love Coming Down
    10. I'll Never Fall In Love Again
    Elvis Presley
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    Elvis Is Back!

    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.


    Mastered By George Marino at Sterling Sound.

    1. Make Me Know
    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. The Girl Next Door
    11. Like a Baby
    12. Reconsider Baby
    Elvis Presley
    $54.99
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    Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis

    3-Fold Gatefold Sleeve


    Includes 16-Page Booklet


    Remastered Audio


    40th Anniversary Edition


    Following the artistic success of his 1973 Stax sessions and the global phenomenon of the Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite album and broadcast the same year, Elvis opened 1974 with a 15 city tour routed to end in Memphis and a state-of-the-art concert recording. When originally released as a single LP, Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis reached #1 on the Country charts and featured How Great Thou Art, the track that would bring Elvis his third Grammy win.


    This luxury quadruple vinyl reissue contains a previously unreleased Test Run of the entire show recorded with a live audience at the Richmond Coliseum a few days before the legendary concert. The remarkable test run performance was recorded in MONO, drenched in the reverb Elvis preferred, and provides new insight into the magic of Elvis.


    As a special added bonus for Elvis aficionados, we've included five intimate tracks (three of them previously unreleased) cut at the RCA Studios in Hollywood on August 16, 1974. Originally intended as reference recordings for an upcoming Las Vegas engagement, the performances-which include Down In The Alley, Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues, Softly As I Leave You, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face and The Twelfth Of Never - provide a rare fly-on-the-wall glimpse into Elvis' consummate backstage artistry as he prepares these songs for concert.


    Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis will include a 16 page booklet featuring rare photos, previously unseen memorabilia, new liner notes, press clips and more.

    LP1
    1. Also Sprach Zarathustra
    2. See See Rider
    3. I Got A Woman / Amen
    4. Love Me
    5. Trying To Get To You
    6. All Shook Up
    7. Steamroller Blues
    8. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
    9. Love Me Tender
    10. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog
    11. Fever
    12. Polk Salad Annie
    13. Why Me Lord


    LP2
    1. How Great Thou Art
    2. Suspicious Minds
    3. Introductions
    4. Blueberry Hill / I Can't Stop Loving You
    5. Help Me
    6. An American Trilogy
    7. Let Me Be There
    8. My Baby Left Me
    9. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
    10. Funny How Times Slips Away
    11. Can't Help Falling In Love
    12. Closing Vamp


    LP3
    1. Also Sprach Zarathustra
    2. See See Rider
    3. I Got A Woman / Amen
    4. Love Me
    5. Trying To Get To You
    6. All Shook Up
    7. Steamroller Blues
    8. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
    9. Love Me Tender
    10. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog
    11. Fever
    12. Polk Salad Annie
    13. Why Me Lord


    LP4
    1. Suspicious Minds
    2. Introductions
    3. I Can't Stop Loving You
    4. Help Me
    5. An American Trilogy
    6. Let Me Be There
    7. Funny How Times Slips Away
    8. Can't Help Falling In Love
    9. Closing Vamp
    10. Down In The Alley (Rehearsal Take)
    11. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues (Rehearsal Take)
    12. Softly As I Leave You (Rehearsal Take)
    13. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (rehearsal Take)
    14. The Twelth Of Never (Rehearsal Take)

    Elvis Presley
    $74.99
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    Blue Hawaii (Colored Vinyl)

    Celebrating 5 Decades Of His Biggest Soundtrack Ever!


    Elvis Presley's Historic #1 Chart Topping Masterpiece Blue Hawaii


    180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl And Gatefold Album Cover Presentation


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso. Pressed at R.T.I


    Elvis Aaron Presley was born during the Great Depression into a poor family in Mississippi. 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.


    Over the next three decades, Elvis Presley would release dozens of hit albums and tons of smash singles, spend time in the Army, star in over 35 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.


    In 1961, his career ignited even further thanks to his highly successful Blue Hawaii movie and companion multi-million selling soundtrack album. Already gaining popularity in thanks to two chart single smashes Can't Help Falling in Love and Rock-A-Hula Baby , this masterwork soundtrack album also included a treasure trove of Elvis Presley tracks that captured a very great time in the musical history of this iconic legend. As the movie would become a major box office smash, The King kept his audience wanting more as the LP would go on to become the biggest soundtrack album of his career and one of the biggest soundtracks of the sixties. Even more hits abound with the sensational classic Hawaiian Wedding Song , the blues rocker Beach Boy Blues , and the powerful title track Blue Hawaii.


    All in all, thirteen huge Presley smash recordings, all on one sensational album. 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 first time limited edition 180 Gram Translucent Audiophile Vinyl release of the RCA Records classic Blue Hawaii by Elvis Presley.


    We are pleased to present this masterwork in all its high fidelity glory. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and pressed at R.T.I., this new blue vinyl limited edition of Blue Hawaii will be a much anticipated audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!


    For this exclusive release, we are also including a stellar gatefold album artwork presentation. We are also enclosing a poly inner sleeve to help keep your limited edition Elvis vinyl album in mint shape.


    Elvis Presley's Blue Hawaii A history making album from a historic legend, an audiophile dream release first time 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent BLUE vinyl is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true From your friends at Friday Music.

    1. Blue Hawaii
    2. Almost Always True
    3. Aloha Oe
    4. No More
    5. Can't Help Falling in Love
    6. Rock-A-Hula Baby
    7. Moonlight Swim
    8. Ku-u-i-po
    9. Ito Eats
    10. Slicin' Sand
    11. Hawaiian Sunset
    12. Beach Boy Blues
    13. Island of Love
    14. Hawaiian Wedding Song
    Elvis Presley
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    Elvis Presley

    Ranked 55/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Following the unexpected massive success of Heartbreak Hotel, this was as startling a debut record as any ever made and besides gospel it represented every side of Elvis' musical influences from rockabilly to blues and R&B to country and pop. Elvis' self-titled debut became the first rock & roll album to reach the number one spot on the national charts and RCA's first million dollar-earning pop album.


    Legacy Recordings has gone to great lengths to present this classic album exactly the way it was originally intended, with all the warmth and nuance that only vinyl can offer!

    1. Blue Suede Shoes
    2. I'm Counting on You
    3. I Got A Woman
    4. One-Sided Love Affair
    5. I Love You Because
    6. Just Because
    7. Tutti Frutti
    8. Trying to Get to You
    9. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)
    10. I'll Never Let You Go (Lil' Darlin')
    11. Blue Moon
    12. Money Honey
    Elvis Presley
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    Stereo '57: Essential Elvis Vol. 2

    Double LP set cut at 45 RPM and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!


    Mastered at Sterling Sound


    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 a January 1957 session 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.

    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)
    5. Blueberry Hill (Take 2)
    6. Mean Woman Blues (Take 14)
    7. There'll Be Peace In The Valley (Takes 2,3)
    8. Have I Told You Lately I Love You (Take 6)
    9. Blueberry Hill (Take 7)
    10. That's When Your Heartaches Begin (Takes 4,5,6)
    11. Is It So Strange (Takes 7,11)
    12. I Beg Of You (Takes 6,8)
    13. There'll Be Peace In The Valley (Take 7)
    14. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (Takes 12,13)
    15. I Beg Of You (Take 12)
    Elvis Presley
    $54.99
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    Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5


    The Elvis Presley/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!


    Celebrate The 30th Anniversary Of Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5!


    First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso And Manufactured At R.T.I.


    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, Elvis cut some demos 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 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. He would eventually become the most successful solo artist of all time!


    From the remainder of the 1960's into the late 1970's, Elvis Presley would release many more hit albums, smash singles and movies
    before his untimely passing in 1977. Ever proving that he was indeed on top of his game, RCA Victor awarded their superstar artist and his fans
    with the King's fifth greatest hits collection Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5.


    Featuring a treasure trove of his most familiar top charting hit singles Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5 went on to achieve gold status and
    become one of his most memorable titles in his huge arsenal of masterful rock and roll albums.


    Thanks to his finest rock smashes like Burning Love, Moody Blue, In the Ghetto and his landmark Memphis session groover Suspicious
    Minds, this collection of Elvis Presley's biggest hits were just what the fans were screaming for, and the entire album was built around the
    framework of his rocking trademark sound. The 1984 album also was another blockbuster for The King truly proving once again that his career
    was unlike any other in music history.


    Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5 also included some of his finest ballads like Kentucky Rain and his monumental NBC TV Comeback Special
    smash If I Can Dream. In total, the album showcases ten important Elvis Presley hit 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 first time
    limited 30th Anniversary Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the RCA Victor classic Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5.


    As another installment in our exciting Elvis Presley/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are pleased to present this
    masterwork in all its stereophonic glory. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and manufactured at R.T.I., Elvis' Gold
    Records Volume 5 will be a much anticipated first time audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!


    For a limited time only, we are also including a rare first time gatefold artwork presentation including the original 1984 artwork elements
    and rare picture sleeve art in the inside gatefold . As usual, we are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined sleeve
    to help keep your Elvis vinyl in mint shape.


    Elvis Presley's Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5 A history making rock album from an historic legend, an original stereophonic first time
    audiophile dream release first time gatefold cover is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true From your friends at Friday Music Stay
    tuned for more Elvis Presley original RCA Record audiophile recordings from Friday Music. If I Can Dream

    1. Suspicious Minds
    2. Kentucky Rain
    3. In the Ghetto
    4. Clean Up Your Own Backyard
    5. If I Can Dream
    6. Burning Love
    7. If You Talk In Your Sleep
    8. For the Heart
    9. Moody Blue
    10. Way Down
    Elvis Presley
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • His Hand In Mine (Speakers Corner) His Hand In Mine (Speakers Corner) Quick View

    $34.99
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    His Hand In Mine (Speakers Corner)

    Almost everyone loves gospel songs. After all - it is inspirational music about good news and hope and warms the heart without demanding religious belief. But what in God's name makes these songs so enjoyable? Why are they music to one's ears? Is it because of the simple yet unique melodies, the soft or rocking grooves, or the prayer wheel-like verses that are sung alternately by a soloist and chorus? Elvis fans might well be able to answer this question just by taking a quick look at the cover, while other more undiscerning lovers of black folk spirituality would say that this is a well-produced, professional album that cannot be equalled.



    Elvis lets his young, flexible voice swing sonorously here, lightly and airily there, all the while supported by a top-notch vocal backing group. The rich vocal harmonies are sung with true passion, and it is certainly no coincidence that one is reminded of the sound of the Golden Gate Quartet. In one moment the voices soar to celestial heights, in another they plunge down to a deep rumbling bass, not to forget the soft and springy rhythm section. For John Bush (allmusic.com), »this LP isn't just one of Elvis' best LPs, it's one of the best (and best-recorded) gospel sessions of all time.«



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. His Hand In Mine
    2. I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs
    3. In My Father's House
    4. Milky White Way
    5. Known Only to Him
    6. I Believe in the Man in the Sky
    7. Joshua Fit the Battle Traditional
    8. He Knows Just What I Need
    9. Swing Down Sweet Chariot
    10. Mansion Over the Hilltop
    11. If We Never Meet Again
    12. Working on the Building
    Elvis Presley
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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