June 07 - A Boy From Tupelo

Sony released a press-release on the upcoming 'A Boy From Tupelo' set which is the definitive collection of Elvis’ Sun-era recordings in one comprehensive package. From the EPE state you can also buy versions with additional merchandise like t-shirts and mugs.

A Boy From Tupelo – The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings includes–for the first time in one collection–every known Elvis Presley Sun Records master and outtake, plus the mythical Memphis Recording Service Acetates–“My Happiness”/”That’s When Your Heartaches Begin” (recorded July 1953) and “I’ll Never Stand in Your Way”/”It Wouldn’t Be the Same (Without You)” (recorded January 4, 1954)–the four songs Elvis paid his own money to record before signing with Sun. A Boy From Tupelo – The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings includes every Elvis live performance and radio recording known to exist from the period.


Essential to the understanding and appreciation of Elvis and his explosive impact on pop music and culture, A Boy From Tupelo – The Complete 1953-55 Recordings presents–in the best possible sound– every known Presley recording from his early career, when the world’s first atomic singer fused blues, pop and hillbilly country swing to create an electrifying new music that changed the world.

A Boy From Tupelo – The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings also includes a 120-page book formatted as an illustrated travelogue and datebook chronicling the genesis of Elvis’ early career via facts, anecdotes, memorabilia and many rare photos. Independence Day 1954 is when this unique American saga begins, less than 24 hours before his first professional recording session, and it ends in December 1955, when the singer leaves Sun Records to record for RCA. The material is organized by calendar entries. During the months July through October 1954, the majority of the calendar is empty, as Elvis had his daytime job with Crown Electric, and music making was confined to the weekends and evening hours. This is Elvis Presley before he becomes world-famous, and an account of how this amazing young man readies himself for stardom, a young man on the pinnacle of an unprecedented level of success. “A boy from Tupelo” would become much more than a world-famous superstar, he would become ELVIS!

Behind the making of A Boy From Tupelo – The Complete 1953-55 Recordings lie more than 1,500 hours of restoration work and nearly 200 hours of additional studio time devoted to the painstaking remastering of the material. The results are stunning. A Boy From Tupelo – The Complete 1953-55 Recordings is produced, researched and written by Ernst Mikael Jørgensen.
  Disc one of A Boy From Tupelo – The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings covers the masters Elvis recorded for Sun Records, some variations, and the four sides he paid for himself. Disc two covers all known outtakes, even just the smallest surviving fragments. Disc three covers all the live and radio recordings known to exist.

On July 28th, Legacy Recordings will also release A Boy From Tupelo: The Sun Masters, a single disc 12″ vinyl package that chronicles the rise of Elvis Presley before he became The King of Rock and Roll. Recorded with producer Sam Phillips, guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black during his first incredible year as a professional recording artist (July 1954-July 1955), this collection includes Elvis’ complete single A and B-sides for Sun Records, plus additional songs recorded at Sun Studio and released on his landmark self-titled debut album in 1956.

Disc 1 - Memphis Recording Service Acetates: 1. "My Happiness" (Recorded July, 1953 at Sun Studio), 2. "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" (Recorded July, 1953 at Sun Studio), 3. "I'll Never Stand in Your Way" (Recorded January 4, 1954 at Sun Studio), 4. "It Wouldn't Be the Same (Without You)" (Recorded January 4, 1954 at Sun Studio) - Sun Masters: 5. "Harbor Lights 2:38 (Possibly recorded July 5, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 6. "I Love You Because (unprocessed master edit)" (Recorded July 5, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis) *, 7. "That's All Right (45 rpm master)" (Recorded July 5, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 8. "Blue Moon of Kentucky (45 rpm master)" (Recorded July 7, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 9. "Blue Moon" (Likely recorded between August 15 and 19, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 10. "Tomorrow Night" (Recorded between September 12-16, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 11. "I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')" (Recorded between September 12-16, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 12. "I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine" (Recorded between September 12-16, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 13. "Just Because" (Recorded between September 12-16, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 14. "Good Rockin' Tonight" (Recorded between September 12-16, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 15. "Milkcow Blues Boogie" (Recorded either mid-November or mid-December 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 16. "You're a Heartbreaker" (Recorded either mid-November or mid-December 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 17. "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (slow version)" (Recorded between mid-November 1954 and mid-April 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 18. "Baby Let's Play House" (Likely recorded between January 30 and February 4, 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 19. "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone" (Likely recorded mid-April 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 20. "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" (Recorded mid-July, 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 21. "Mystery Train" (Recorded mid-July, 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 22. "Tryin' to Get To You" (Recorded mid-July, 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 23. "When It Rains It Pours" (Recorded November 1-4, 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis) - RCA Masters: 24. "That's All Right (RCA single version)" (Recorded July 5, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 25. "Blue Moon of Kentucky (RCA single version)" (Recorded July 7, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 26. "I Love You Because (RCA LP version)" (Recorded July 5, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 27. "Tomorrow Night (RCA LP version)" (Recorded between September 12-16, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis)

Disc 2 - Sun Studio Sessions: 1. "Harbor Lights (takes 1-2, 3/M)" (Possibly recorded July 5, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis) *, 2. "Harbor Lights (take 4)" (Possibly recorded July 5, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 3. "Harbor Lights (takes 5-8)" (Possibly recorded July 5, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis) *, 4. "I Love You Because (takes 1-2)" (Recorded July 5, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 5. "I Love You Because (take 3)" (Recorded July 5, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 6. "I Love You Because (takes 4-5)" (Recorded July 5, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 7. "That's All Right (takes 1-3)" (Recorded July 5, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 8. "Blue Moon of Kentucky (slow tempo outtake)" (Recorded July 7, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 9. "Blue Moon (takes 1-4)" (Likely recorded between August 15 and 19, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis) *, 10. "Blue Moon (take 5)" (Likely recorded between August 15 and 19, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 11. "Blue Moon (takes 6-8)" (Likely recorded between August 15 and 19, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 12. "Blue Moon (take 9/M)" (Likely recorded between August 15 and 19, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 13. Dialogue (fragment before "Tomorrow Night") *, 14. "I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin') (incomplete take)" (Recorded between September 12-16, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 15. "Good Rockin' Tonight (fragment from vocal slapback tape)" (Recorded between September 12-16, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis) *, 16. "I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine (takes 1-3/M)" (Recorded between September 12-16, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis.), 17. "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (slow version, take 1)" (Recorded between mid-November 1954 and mid-April 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 18. "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (slow version, take 2)" (Recorded between mid-November 1954 and mid-April 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 19. "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (slow version, take 3)" (Recorded between mid-November 1954 and mid-April 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 20. "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (slow version, take 4-5)" (Recorded between mid-November 1954 and mid-April 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 21. "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (slow version, takes 6-7)" (Recorded between mid-November 1954 and mid-April 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 22. "How Do You Think I Feel (guitar slapback tape, rehearsals + take 1)" (Recorded between mid-November 1954 and mid-April 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis) *, 23. "When It Rains It Pours (vocal slapback tape, take 1)" (Recorded November 1-4, 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis) *, 24. "When It Rains It Pours (vocal slapback tape, take 2 – rehearsal 1 - takes 3-4)" (Recorded November 1-4, 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis) *, 25. "When It Rains It Pours (vocal slapback tape, take 5/M)" (Recorded November 1-4, 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis), 26. "When It Rains It Pours (vocal slapback tape, take 6-8)" (Recorded November 1-4, 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis) *

Disc 3 - Live and Radio Performances: 1. "That's All Right" (Recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, October 16, 1954), 2. "Blue Moon of Kentucky" (Recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, October 16, 1954), 3. "Shake, Rattle and Roll" (Recorded at KDAV Radio, Lubbock, Texas, January 6, 1955), 4. "Fool, Fool, Fool" (Recorded at KDAV Radio, Lubbock, Texas, January 6, 1955), 5. "Hearts of Stone" (Likely recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, January 15, 1955), 6. "That's All Right" (Likely recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, January 15, 1955) *, 7. "Tweedlee Dee" (Likely recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, January 15, 1955), 8. "Shake, Rattle and Roll" (Recorded at WJOI Radio, Florence, Alabama January 19, 1955) *, 9. KSIJ Radio commercial with DJ Tom Perryman (Recorded at KSIJ Radio, Gladewater, Texas, 1955) *, 10. "Money Honey" (Likely recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, January 22, 1955), 11. "Blue Moon of Kentucky" (Likely recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, January 22, 1955) *, 12. "I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine" (Likely recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, January 22, 1955), 13. "That's All Right" (Likely recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, January 22, 1955), 14. "Tweedlee Dee" (Likely recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955) *, 15. "Money Honey" (Likely recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955) *, 16. "Hearts of Stone" (Likely recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955) *, 17. "Shake, Rattle and Roll" (Likely recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955) *, 18. "Little Mama" (Likely recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955) *, 19. "You're a Heartbreaker" (Likely recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955) *, 20. "Good Rockin' Tonight" (Likely recorded at the Eagles' Hall, Houston, Texas, March 19, 1955), 21. "Baby Let's Play House" (Likely recorded at the Eagles' Hall, Houston, Texas, March 19, 1955) *, 22. "Blue Moon of Kentucky" (Likely recorded at the Eagles' Hall, Houston, Texas, March 19, 1955) *, 23. "I Got a Woman" (Likely recorded at the Eagles' Hall, Houston, Texas, March 19, 1955), 24. "That's All Right" (Likely recorded at the Eagles' Hall, Houston, Texas, March 19, 1955) *, 25. "Tweedlee Dee" (Recorded at Gladewater High School, Gladewater, Texas, April 30, 1955), 26. "That's All Right" (Recorded at the Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Festival, Meridian, Mississippi, May 26, 1955) *, 27. "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone" (Recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, July 2, 1955) *, 28. "Baby Let's Play House" (Recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, August 20, 1955), 29. "Maybellene" (Recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, August 20, 1955), 30. "That's All Right" (Recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, August 20, 1955), 31. Interview with Bob Neal (Recorded at WMPS Radio, Memphis Tennessee, between August 29-31, 1955), 32. "I Forgot To Remember To Forget" (Recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, October 29, 1955) *

Tracking Lisitng Vinyl


That's All Right 2 Blue Moon of Kentucky 3 Good Rockin' Tonight 4 I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine 5 Milkcow Blues Boogie 6 You're a Heartbreaker 7 Baby Let's Play House 8 I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone 9 I Forgot to Remember to Forget 10 Mystery Train 11 I Love You Because (RCA LP version) 12 Blue Moon 13 I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin') 14 Just Because 15 Tryin' to Get To You 16 Tomorrow Night 17 Harbor Lights

Graceland Presents All-New 'Elvis - Live in Concert' U.S. Concert Tour

As Graceland prepares to mark the milestone 40th anniversary of Elvis’ passing this August, it has announced the U.S. debut of “Elvis: Live in Concert,” an all-new concert production featuring Elvis Presley on the big screen accompanied by a live orchestra, coming to 12 cities this August.  This critically-acclaimed stage event, which has sold out arenas across the world since last November, is inspired by the award-winning, chart-topping album releases, "If I Can Dream" and "The Wonder of You,” which features remastered vocals of the king’s voice and new orchestral arrangements of some of his biggest hits.

The concert tour features Elvis Presley as he has never been heard or seen before – with remastered vocals and the full, rich sound of a live orchestra, as well as performance footage rarely seen on the big screen.  The production features many of Elvis’ biggest hits, as it celebrates the music, life and legacy of the greatest entertainer of all time.  

Starting with its world debut in the United Kingdom last November, its recent tour throughout Europe and its current tour throughout Australia, this production has received rave reviews from the media and audiences worldwide.  

“So Realistic, fans felt he was really in the building.” – Graham Young, Birmingham Mail

“…Thrilling Experience.”  -- John Anson, Lancashire Telegraph

“Elvis would have loved it… The whole thing just takes off and flies.”  -- Brian Hancill, The Spectator

Tour Dates:
  • August 2  - Akron, Ohio (Goodyear Theater)
  • August 3 - Cincinnati, Ohio (PNC Pavilion)
  • August 4  - Huber Heights, Ohio (Rose Music Center at the Heights)
  • August 6 - Uncasville, Connecticut (Mohegan Sun)
  • August 9 - Montclair, New Jersey (The Wellmont Theater)
  • August 11 - Baltimore, Maryland (Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric)
  • August 12 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (The Mann Center for the Performing Arts) 
  • August 13 - Brooklyn, New York (Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk)
  • August 16 - Memphis, Tennessee (FedexForum)
  • August 17 - Atlanta, Georgia (Chastain Park Amphitheatre)
  • August 18  - Clearwater, Florida (Ruth Eckerd Hall) 
  • August 19  - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (Broward Center for the Performing Arts)
DVD + CD Sets

 Released June 7, 2017 are two DVD + CD sets entitled "Elvis Presley At The Movies" and "Elvis Presley - Live In The Fifties & On Television". 

(Source: Elvis The Music / EPE / Elvis Club Berlin)

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