Elvis Presley A Date With Elvis on Limited Edition 180g LP
Mastered from the Original Monophonic RCA Victor Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray and Manufactured at RTI
The Sixth Installment in Friday Music's Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series
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 career 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!
For the remainder of the 1950’s, Elvis Presley would release several more hit albums, smash singles and movies before spending time in the Army. Ever proving that he was indeed on top of his game, Elvis found time to go back to the studio before his military service and cut several sides for his next smash LP A Date With Elvis. Encompassing a nice helping of newly recorded tracks along with a few Sun Sessions burners and some E.P. only tunes, A Date With Elvis went on to become one of his most memorable titles in his huge arsenal of masterful rock and roll releases.
Thanks to his smash recordings of "Baby, Let’s Play House" and "(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care," this southern rockabilly sounding Elvis Presley was just what the fans were screaming for, and the entire album was built around the framework of his rocking trademark sound. The 1959 album also was another blockbuster for The King as it topped the 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. A Date With Elvis truly proved once again that Elvis was unlike any performer that had come before him.
A Date With Elvis takes off with the Sun Sessions classic "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" and is followed by the stellar ballad "Young And Beautiful." Never fear, more rock and roll champions are on the horizon with tracks like "Milk Cow Boogie," Roy Brown’s "Good Rockin’ Tonight," and another top charting single Charlie Feather’s "I Forgot To Remember to Forget." In total, the album showcases ten important Elvis Presley recordings which have gone onto 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 edition 180g audiophile vinyl release of Elvis Presley's RCA Victor classic A Date With Elvis. As the sixth installment in their exciting Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, they are 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., A Date With Elvis will be a much anticipated audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!
For this exclusive presentation, Friday is also including the original 1960 calendar gatefold artwork not seen since its 1959 release! This also includes the groundbreaking original LP cover elements as well as more rare visuals from this historic Elvis Presley era. They are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined inner sleeve to help keep your Elvis vinyl in mint shape!
- Elvis Presley (vocals, guitar, piano),
- Scotty Moore (guitar),
- Bill Black (bass),
- D.J. Fontana (drums)
Elvis Presley A Date With Elvis Track Listing:
1. Blue Moon Of Kentucky
2. Young And Beautiful
3. (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care
4. Milk Cow Boogie
5. Baby Let’s Play House
6. Good Rockin’ Tonight
7. Is It So Strange
8. We’re Gonna Move
9. I Want To Be Free
10. I Forgot To Remember To Forget