A BOY FROM TUPELO: THE COMPLETE 1953-55 RECORDINGS includes for the first time in one collection every known Elvis Presley SUN master and outtake, plus two private records Elvis paid for with his own money, as well as thrilling radio and concert performances from the period. This 3 CD package features 10 previously-unreleased cuts. The accompanying book is, in essence, a fully-illustrated travelogue. It thoughtfully details the birth of Elvis' career through facts, anecdotes, documentation, many rare photos, and a succinct narrative. Independence Day 1954 is when this uniquely American saga begins, less than 24 hours before his first professional recording session, and it ends in December 1955, when the rights to Elvis' SUN tapes officially expire and the singer leaves Sam Phillips to record for RCA.
A 1973 concert by Elvis Presley taped at the Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. This was the first program to ever be beamed around the world by satellite. Elvis Presley made television and entertainment history with his Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii concert television special. The performances took place on January 14, 1973. The concert was beamed live via Satellite to over 10 countries. It was seen on delay in approximately thirty European countries shortly after. On April 4th, an edited version of the concert, expanded with songs videotaped just after the live event, was presented in America on NBC, attracting 51% of the television viewing audience. In all, it was seen by 1-to-1.5 billion people.
Love Me Tender: The Love Songs is the first-ever in-depth look at the love songs of Elvis. This documentary explores the remarkable music that sparked such phenomenal devotion in the hearts of fans worldwide. Hosted by Golden Globe-nominated actress Ashley Judd (pictured below), Love Me Tender: The Love Songs of Elvis packs together 20 performances with interviews and other footage into a 90-minute DVD that is sure to be a 'must have' for Elvis fans today and for years to come.
This 2005 set is a good collection of 24 love songs from throughout Elvis' career. Although there are a couple of odd choices like "Hawaiian Wedding Song" here, for the most part this concentrates on Elvis' big hit ballads and slow dance favorites, which makes this a good choice for love-minded listeners on a budget.
Elvis Is Back! is the tenth album by Elvis Presley, released on RCA Victor Records in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP 2231, in April 1960. Recording sessions took place on March 20 and April 3, 1960, at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee. It was Presley's first album to be released in true stereo. It peaked at #2 on the Top Pop Albums chart and is listed, along with his debut and From Elvis in Memphis, in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.