The Elvis Presley: The Collection 7 CD Box Set is a nicely packaged 7 CD set, housed in a high quality, heavyweight flip top card box. Each disc comes in a card slipcase. Albums contained are ~ Elvis Christmas Special, NBC TV Special, From Elvis In Memphis, Elvis Presley, Elvis Country, Moody Blue, Blue Hawaii.
This film tells the unusual story that lies behind the making of Elvis Presley's first album for RCA Records, in 1956, and his meteoric rise to superstardom.In Memphis, Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records, gives the inside story of those groundbreaking days when he auditioned, produced and befriended Elvis. Scotty Moore (guitar) and D.J, Fontana (drums), describe how they helped Elvis record the album in Nashville and New York, aiming for 'feel, not perfection'. They recall with rare home movie footage, how they toured 400 miles a day in Elvis's Pink Cadillac, rehearsing the songs that Elvis would immortalize in that first album.Dixie Locke, then Elvis' steady girlfriend, describes how shy, mercurial and glamorous the young Elvis appeared, and how he coped with his newfound stardom.
This film tells the unusual story that lies behind the making of Elvis Presley's first album for RCA Records, in 1956, and his meteoric rise to Superstardom. In Memphis, Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records, gives the inside story of those groundbreaking days when he auditioned, produced and befriended Elvis. Scotty Moore and D.J. Fontana describe recording the album in Nashville and New York. They recall, with rare home movie footage, touring with Elvis's Pink Cadillac. The film is filled with performances from '55 and '56, interview with Elvis and rare home movie footage of him at play and work, offering fresh insights into his life and his recordings.
This five-disc set was the first release in BMG's effort to present Elvis's recorded legacy in a manner befitting the most important musical artist of his time. The strategy was simple–showcase, in chronological order, remastered versions of the King's 1950s output, from his sessions with Sam Phillips at Sun Studios (where they arguably invented the very notion of rock & roll) through his 1958 Army induction. Not everything Elvis recorded in the '50s was great (just as not everything he recorded in Hollywood was rotten), but there are dozens of tracks here that, quite simply, can make a bad day seem all that much better. Which surely still makes him the king of something. Suffice it to say this is one box set that lives up to its title.