Elvis Presley - 24 Karat Hits


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Analogue Productions

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
AAPP 2040
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45 RPM Vinyl Record


No. of Discs: 3
Note: 200 Gram

45 RPM    

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$75.00

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Elvis Presley 24 Karat Hits, 200-gram, 45 RPM three LP set

Mastered from the original analog tapes by George Marino at Sterling Sound

An audiophile dream set; the best sounding Elvis record ever pressed!

Includes every one of the King's all-time greatest singles

"Thick vinyl rotating at 45 RPM, two dozen certified Presley masterpieces, mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original 1, 2 and 3-track masters: it doesn't get any better than this, musically or sonically." Sound Quality: 90% - Ken Kessler, Hi-Fi News, March 2011

"All I can say is this set is an Elvis fan's dream come true...destined to be a collector's item." Music = 9/11; Sound = 9/11 - Michael Fremer, musicangle

It's no understatement to call Evis Presley the chief catalyst of the rock 'n' roll era. Presley earned his nickname "The King" by releasing dozens of course-altering singles over the course of his influential career; during the 1950s Presley's records spent a collective 53 weeks in the No. 1 chart position. Almost everything you could want from Elvis is in one towering collection — 24 Karat Hits, now a brilliant 45 RPM, three-LP set released by Analogue Productions!

Elvis' 24 greatest recordings here are painstakingly compiled and remastered from the original 1, 2 and 3-track master tapes lovingly stored in the vaults of RCA-Victor. All the hits are here from 1956's "Heartbreak Hotel" to 1969's "Suspicious Minds." This three-LP Fort Knox of music is mandatory for every music lover, let alone Presley diehards and record collectors. A long-out-of-print audiophile favorite — known for its first-rate sound quality — it gets the royal treatment here on six wide-grooved sides of 45 RPM 180-gram super-silent vinyl. Incredible!

Until now, Elvis fans have satiated their desires with the prized DCC double LP edition (reaching prices upwards of $350 on eBay) as well as the DCC gold disc (a rare find fetching $150 and more). Now no longer do you have to pay a premium to enjoy the magic of Presley's voice, rhythms and foundation-paving melodies. Mastered by George Marino, the King's best work has never sounded so intimate, detailed, present and alive. Images are true, tones are balanced, and the unbeatable warmth that only analog provides comes through unabated on every cut.

Contained in the grooves of this album are some of the best rock 'n' roll cuts recorded in the last 50 years. Had Elvis Presley done nothing else but record "That's Alright, Mama," his place in pop music history would be secure. Presley fused rhythm and blues with country and legitimized beat music for white audiences. On 24 Karat Hits, every memorable facet of Presley's multiple personas is represented:The hip-shaking rebel ("Jailhouse Rock"), sensitive balladeer ("Can't Help Falling in Love"), beckoning romantic ("Are You Lonesome Tonight"), teen idol ("(Let Me Be) Your Teddy Bear"), socially conscious soul man ("In the Ghetto"), and passionate loverman ("Suspicious Minds"). The two dozen songs on this golden compilation read like a history of pop music and play like it is unfolding before our very eyes. There's no substitution for the experience this set provides.

Do not miss the chance to own part of American history in unsurpassed fidelity that brings the cream of Elvis' music into your room, in stunning clarity.

This release is a gem. Buy two copies: One to treat your ears, the sealed copy to treasure as an investment. Solid audiophile gold — indeed!

 

 

 

 



1. Heartbreak Hotel
2. Love Me
3. Don't Be Cruel
4. Hound Dog
5. Love Me tender
6. All Shook Up
7. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
8. Jailhouse Rock
9. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
10. A Big Hunk
11. Stuck On You
12. It's Now or Never
13. Are You Lonesome Tonight
14. Surrender
15. (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame
16. Little Sister
17. Can't Help Falling In Love
18. Good Luck Charm
19. She's Not You
20. Return To Sender
21. (You're The) Devil In Disguise
22. Crying In The Chapel
23. In The Ghetto
24. Suspicious Minds

Customer Reviews (4.95 Stars) 19 person(s) rated this product.

Elvis is the King at 45RPM

posted on 03/31/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: Steve Carino
I deliberated for weeks over buying this album. But I figured my first 45rpm album should be Elvis since he is one of my favorites. This album did not disappoint. I played everything last night, and the music is still resonating in my head. I think my favorite was "Love Me", which is strange because it was never one of my favorites. But his voice on this song is unreal on this particular album. Such a treat. Such a great introduction to the 45rpm land. Thank you for producing a wonderful album.


Brilliant.

posted on 04/17/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: Bas
Amazing sound quality. The one to have. The rest of my Elvis' can now be sold.


The King

posted on 01/31/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mark
Had the DCC record after I listened to this 45rpm speed sold my DCC This recording is the best I ever heard Jailhouse Rock ROCKS!!!!!!!way to go.


great sound

posted on 04/07/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: R Wade
This album sounds so much better than any Elvis recording I have ever heard. A great job. Didn't really need another recording of Elvis hits--but I'm so glad I took a chance and got just one more. This is stupid good.


Glad I finally decided to make the purchase!

posted on 01/20/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Ross
I have debated about purchasing this LP for several months now. I have the vinyl version of most everything Elvis released, and in some cases, multiple versions of the same album. I thought, do I really need another album of songs that I already have multiple versions of. Finally, the reviewers here convinced me that I did, and I am grateful to them for it! The sound quality of this 3 LP set is everything the other reviewers say that it is! I love to hear music as it would have sounded upon first playback in the recording studio, without the compression that causes many facets of the music to become inaudible. I never bought the DCC version of this album, but I'm very glad I bought this version!


He's alive!

posted on 08/04/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Michael Kieslich
What a sound! On 3 tracks he seems to be right in the room,on some others the voice shines to its potential,but nothing beats Heartbreak Hotel!


The best sonics you'll ever hear with E.P.

posted on 06/29/2012
5 Stars
The title says it all, this 45rpm pressing is the best Elvis album you will ever hear, musically and sonically.


pure elvis

posted on 12/25/2011
5 Stars
i tried lots of elvis albums and was always disapointed,,,i knew he was good but decided to take a chance on this, and it paid off,,,,very good, really shows that elvis was that good.


Pay the extra, just do it!

posted on 10/03/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: Graham Downunder
We keep vinyl for a long time. the extra money for the 45RPM is an investment, not an extra cost. Every time I play this album, I smile.


Elvis is IN the building.

posted on 09/06/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: KC
Fantastic mastering and production. While the original analog masters show their face on the first LP as the quality of the masters improves so does the impact of the remaster. I've never heard Elvis sound so impressive. If you enjoy the 'King' you should take a chance on this album. Vibrant, punchy and flawlessly presented.


Good Sound quality with Cheap outer Jacket

posted on 08/29/2011
4 Stars
Cheap outer jacket. Three records in one thin stock 50 cent jacket with poor graphics. Come on Chad I expected much better for $75. Stop trying to squeeze every ounce of profit off these reissues and provide a quality outer jacket to match the records. The sound quality of this 45 rpm set was significantly superior to the DCC 33 1/3 reissue. I have one original "Elvis Golden Records" from 1958 I compared this reissue to and overall the 45 rpm set had much better detail, depth and presence but the original was still engaging and alive with excellent energy. The later stereo tracks had much better dynamics and vocal presence than the early mono tracks but it was enjoyable to listen too all the music. 24 Karats will never be a demo disc to show off your system but it's probably the best sound that can be achieved to show off Elvis considering the quality of the early recordings. Fairly quite surfaces on the vinyl and the records were flat. I would give the Music and mastering 4 1/2 stars and the Jacket 1 star.


couldn't be any better

posted on 08/03/2011
5 Stars
The first few tracks are good, the last third or so of the album is stellar. I imagine that much more time and effort were put into the recording process later vs. earlier in Elvis' career. I can't imagine this record sounding any better. Just wish those original recording engineers had been as meticulous with Elvis' early cuts as they were with his later cuts. Great job!


Heaven in 45RPM

posted on 01/13/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: drkaplan
Hound Dog, Don't be Cruel and All shook up are so impressive that I would have payed full price for those tracks alone. I have NEVER heard them swing and breathe like this. The Piano on Don't be cruel. Wow. I never realized it was so tastefully played and beautifully recorded. However, due to the hi-fi nature of this release , the more echo laden tracks seem unfortunate in that the echo on elvis' vocal was printed to the session tape. No reason not to purchase this set, though.


Impressive

posted on 11/05/2010
5 Stars
Reviewer: Ken
I've never been a real fan of Elvis, but when I saw this album, and noticed it is 45rpms and on 200gram vinyl I thought this is the time to listen to his music. I am absolutely delighted and impressed with this album. Listening to this album is a completely different experience to any of my previous listens to Elvis.


just outstanding nothing comperes

posted on 10/13/2010
5 Stars
Reviewer: Vanny Sherry
The best sounding Elvis I have ever heard thats it.


A must have

posted on 07/25/2010
5 Stars
Reviewer: Michael
When you think, the DCC release was good, then here's the record to show you what 45rpm can do. It's simply the best possible sound and it felt as if I welcomed Elvis in my room! I could write a lot, but this is something you really have to hear! Congratulations to that pressing to the engineers of Analogue Productions.


The King

posted on 07/04/2010
5 Stars
So much Hate for Elvis, espically his RCA work. Listening to this great sounding record should remind all about Elvis' appeal. Also, just got back from visiting Studio B in Nashville. Simple place, simple equipment - Great Music.

Dale


This one bests DCC reissue

posted on 06/10/2010
5 Stars


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