Elvis Presley Stereo '57: Essential Elvis Volume 2 on 200g 45RPM 2LP from Analogue Productions
Volume 2 in the Elvis Presley Essential Series Collects Material Recorded on January 12, 13 and 19 of 1957!
200g 45RPM 2LP-Set Mastered at Sterling Sound & Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Also Available on Hybrid SACD
The word "essential" has two meanings: one is "indispensable," the other "being a part of the essence of something." This second meaning characterizes RCA's Essential Elvis series
, a vehicle for the release of Elvis Presley's
alternate takes. Through these releases, listeners hear Elvis at work, refining band arrangements and working through the nuances of his vocal performance.
In short, the series reveals the "essence" of the 'The King of Rock and Roll' by documenting a great musician engrossed in the creative process. Volume 2
documents a January 1957 session at which Presley produced material for two EPs and the Loving You
There are a number of first and second takes, during which Elvis 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, Elvis 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. For serious Elvis Presley
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!
- 200g 45RPM 2LP-Set from Analogue Productions
- Mastered at Sterling Sound
- Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
- Gatefold Jacket
Elvis Presley Stereo '57: Essential Elvis Volume 2 Track Listing:
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)