Saturday, April 25, 2020

April 25 - Reborn - In The Valley of the Sun

Producer Larry Jordan announced that 'Elvis Reborn 2 - More Mono To Stereo Mixes' containing 30 stereo mixes of mono recordings created using the Digitally Extracted Stereo (DES) technique, has been released.

From the press release: After the huge success of 'Elvis Reborn - Mono To Stereo Mixes' comes volume two! Here are 30 more Elvis classics - originally recorded in monaural - that have been converted to brilliant, lifelike stereo using new, state-of-the-art audio technology called Digitally Extracted Stereo!

This is a breakthrough development in sound engineering. Never before have Presley fans been able to listen to these great songs with such clarity and detail. The rich tone of Elvis's voice stands out and you hear his backing musicians as if they were all in the room with you!

This trend-setting CD is packed with fantastic songs from the 1950s and early '60s, documenting Elvis's repertoire as he helped invent rock 'n' roll. Instead of just another repackaging of the 'same old, same old' - presented in one-dimensional mono - these great Elvis tracks come alive as never before in stereo. Purists may argue that mono is better, but how many artists can you name who are recording in mono today?

Tracks: Heartbreak Hotel - Hound Dog  - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine - I Got A Woman - I'm Not The Marrying Kind - Baby Let's Play House - Treat Me Nice - Lover Doll - Ready Teddy - Don't Leave Me Now - Tryin' To Get To You - Shake Rattle And Roll - I'll Never Let You Go - Paralyzed - I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone - Party - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) - Blueberry Hill - As Long As I Have You - I Want To Be Free - I Got Stung - All Shook Up - That's When Your Heartaches Begin - My Baby Left Me - Too Much - I'm Counting On You - Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Hard Headed Woman

Happy Birthday

Gladys Presley was born 108 years ago, April 25, 1912. She died August 14, 1958 at the age of 46. 

Elvis - In The Valley Of The Sun

Originally announced back in October 2019, Joe Tunzi shared the preliminary cover art for the JAT Publishing book ‘Elvis - In The Valley Of The Sun’ that focuses on the September 9, 1970 concert performance at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix Arizona. 

The book, due for release later in 2020, celebrates  the 50th anniversary of the concert including over 100 unpublished photos and an additional CD featuring the last interview with Chips Moman. 

(Source: Elvis Express / UEPS)