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Elvis Presley - Elvis

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Item #: 12500342
    Liner Note Author: Colin Escott. This was Elvis Presley's second album release--but only his first TRUE album, as his debut consisted of the Sun sessions. This album is a blueprint for Elvis's musical career--he would go, in varying degrees, on the pat......more

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Artist: Presley, Elvis
Description:
Liner Note Author: Colin Escott. This was Elvis Presley's second album release--but only his first TRUE album, as his debut consisted of the Sun sessions. This album is a blueprint for Elvis's musical career--he would go, in varying degrees, on the paths he set upon here. Out-and-out rockers ("Rip It Up," "Long Tall Sally"), country ("How's the World Treating You"), pop ("Don't Be Cruel"), mushy ballads ("Old Shep"), earthy rhythm & blues ("Too Much," "Hound Dog"), along with southern gospel, made up the sort of material Elvis would do all his life. He sings with authority and insolent swagger on the rockers (listen to the angst-ridden, manic "Paralyzed") and heartfelt vulnerability and soulfulness on the ballads (the stark "Love Me Tender"). ELVIS stands as one of the best rock & roll albums of the '50s, and one of the King's best, as well.
See Also:
Elvis Presley [1956], Elvis 56, The Sun Sessions, Sunrise, Suspicious Minds: The Memphis 1969 Anthology, The King of Rock 'n' Roll: The Complete 50s Masters, An Afternoon in the Garden, Elv1s: 30 #1 Hits, Memories: The '68 Comeback Special, From Elvis in Memphis
See Influences:
Big Joe Turner, Rufus Thomas, The Ink Spots, Dean Martin, Hank Snow, Big Mama Thornton, Jimmy Reed, Roy Hamilton, Kokomo Arnold, Junior Parker, The Mills Brothers, Hank Williams, Ike Turner, Wynonie Harris, The Carter Family, Bill Monroe, The Swan Silvertones, Percy Mayfield, Freddie Bell, Clyde McPhatter, Jimmie Rodgers (Country), Red Foley, Little Willie John, Roy Brown, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
See Contemporaries:
Rick Nelson, Charlie Rich, Warren Smith (Rockabilly), The Everly Brothers, Ronnie Milsap, Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, Gene Summers, Bill Haley, Dave Edmunds, Conway Twitty, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dallas Frazier, Johnny Burnette, Otis Blackwell, Buddy Holly, James Burton, Ray Charles, The Beatles, Gene Pitney, Bo Diddley, Charlie Feathers, Gene Vincent, Brenda Lee, Little Richard, Eddie Cochran, Carl Perkins (Rockabilly), Esquerita, Fats Domino, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Scotty Moore, Jerry Reed, Joe South
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Rip It Up
  2. 2 Love Me
  3. 3 When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again
  4. 4 Long Tall Sally
  5. 5 First in Line
  6. 6 Paralyzed
  7. 7 So Glad You're Mine
  8. 8 Old Shep
  9. 9 Ready Teddy
  10. 10 Anyplace Is Paradise
  11. 11 How's the World Treating You
  12. 12 How Do You Think I Feel
  13. 13 Playing for Keeps
  14. 14 Too Much
  15. 15 Don't Be Cruel
  16. 16 Hound Dog
  17. 17 Any Way You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)
  18. 18 Love Me Tender
Type:
Performer
Genre:
Oldies
Subgenre:
Rock 'N' Roll
Producer:
Ernst Mikael Jorgensen (Reissue); Roger Semon (Reissue)
Number of Discs:
1
Format:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Studio
SPARS Coding:
n/a
Runtime:
45 : 2
Editorial Reviews:
Q (4/00, p.112) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...the expected exemplary rock'n'roll, country and blues, with hits tagged on..." Uncut (p.115) - 5 stars out of 5 - "[A] reverb-sodden paradise featuring guitarist Scotty Moore at his spidery-fingered best..."
UPC:
886974785620
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