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ELVIS PRESLEY (LPM 1254 - 1956)

*** Recorded between July 5, 1954 and January 30, 1956 ***


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Elvis' first LP for RCA Victor consisted of 5 unreleased Sun Studio masters and 7 new RCA tracks recorded between July 5, 1954 and January 30, 1956.

The album spent ten weeks at number one on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart in 1956, the first Rock and Roll album ever to make it to the top of the charts, and the first million-selling album of that genre.

It was certified Gold on November 1, 1966 and Platinum on August 8, 2011 by the Recording Industry Association of America.


-----TRACKLIST-----

*****ELVIS PRESLEY ALBUM (LPM 1254)*****

1 Blue Suede Shoes

2 I'm Counting On You

3 I Got A Woman

4 One-Sided Love Affair

5 I Love You Because (Sun Master)

6 Just Because (Sun Master)

7 Tutti Frutti

8 Trying To Get To You (Sun Master)

9 I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry

10 I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin') (Sun Master)

11 Blue Moon (Sun Master)

12 Money Honey

SINGLES

13. Heartbreak Hotel

14. I Was The One

15. Lawdy Miss Clawdy

16. Shake, Rattle & Roll

17. My Baby Left Me

18. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You

BONUS

19. I Got a Woman (Take unknown)

20. Heartbreak Hotel (Take 5)

21. I Was The One (Take 7A, not Master)

22. I'm Counting on You (Incomplete Take 2)

23. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (Take 12)

24. Shake Rattle and Roll (Take 12 – Undubbed, Unedited Master)

25. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Take 17)


On January 27, 1956 RCA released the single "Heartbreak Hotel / I Was the One", that would top the charts for 7 weeeks.

It united its force with the singles "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You / My Baby Left Me" (released May 4, 1956) and "Shake, Rattle And Roll / Lawdy, Miss Clawdy"

(released Augut 31, 1956) to skyrocket Elvis' sales.

All tracks in "Elvis Presley" were re-released as single, double and triple EPs until October 1956.

All tracks were also re-released as singles on August 31, 1956.


TRIVIA: The original 1956 UK release, called "Rock n' Roll" on HMV Catalog Number CLP 1093, has five different tracks.


You can hear the UK version here: https://bittube.tv/post/9a511fd5-8f6e-4d46-bf20-3e4f4f7636be


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