Elvis Presley - Elvis is Back


Analogue Productions



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AAPP 2231
UPC: 753088223174
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 200 Gram

45 RPM    

Elvis Presley Elvis Is Back! 200-gram 45 RPM double LP set

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

1960 studio album is Presley's best full-length effort

"...His voice was in superb form, he was backed by the most sympathetic line-up in his career - including Scotty Moore, the Jordanaires, Hank Garland and DJ Fontana - and the repertoire included 'Fever,' 'The Girl Of My Best Friend,' 'Reconsider Baby,' 'Such A Night.'" Sound Quality = 95% out of 100% - Ken Kessler, Hi-Fi News, December 2010

"...This 45 RPM mastering by George Marino at Sterling Sound is astonishing. Yes, the double 45 RPM format is bound to yield a sonic improvement and I'd never bet against Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech, but this sounds so far superior in almost every way." Music = 10/11; Sound = 10/11 - Michael Fremer, musicangle

The ultra-hyped, hugely celebrated return of the King most certainly did not disappoint. Elvis Presley's first full-length release after leaving the Army, aptly titled Elvis Is Back! was the answer to Elvis fans waiting anxiously for new material. Record label executives worried about whether he'd still be able to crank out the hits. Radio stations were dying for something new for their most requested playlist. It all combined to mount tremendous pressure on Elvis and all involved to deliver something that lived up to expectations. As it turned out, it was worthy of a giant yellow exclamation point on the front cover!

Almost immediately after his service time had ended, Elvis entered the studio in March 1960 to record a batch of songs that would go on to become monumental worldwide hits. The singles "Are You Lonesome Tonight" and "It's Now Or Never" created a tidal wave of excitement. And the LP tracks like "Fever," "The Thrill Of Your Love," "Dirty, Dirty Feeling" and "Like A Baby" confirmed that the King was still able to deliver a whole program worth of incomparable material. Listen to "Fever" at 45 RPM if you want to show someone what this hobby of yours is all about. Just vocals, bass and finger-snapping, it sounds so dark and haunting. It's worth the price of admission for just this one track alone.

While Presley's records, in the eyes of some reviewers, yielded inconsistencies (mostly songs he recorded at the suggestion of others to appeal to a certain audience or tie-in with a film), there's not one example of musical filler or a single forgettable performance on this 1960 gem.

Until now, Elvis fans have satiated their desires with the prized DCC double LP edition (regularly commanding upwards of $200 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.

Recorded over the course of two marathon sessions (one taking place in Hollywood and the other in Nashville), the sound is wonderfully natural and present. Every alluring shade, texture, and contour of Presley's voice comes into your room with sheer transparency.

Buy a copy and order another to keep sealed as an investment for when these sought-after platters go out of print. You won't be sorry.




Make Me Know It
The Girl of My Best Friend
I Will Be Home Again
Dirty, Dirty Feeling
Thrill of Your Love
Soldier Boy
Such a Night
It Feels So Right
Girl Next Door Went A'Walking
Like a Baby
Reconsider Baby

Customer Reviews (4.83 Stars) 12 person(s) rated this product.

Great sound!

posted on 07/29/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: TrondG
Fabulous pressing that really do these recordings justice. Lot of details, great soundstage and very quiet.Really the best I´ve ever heard this album! Now, give us the 45 rpm pressing of From Elvis In Memphis and I´ll be a very, very lucky man!!! Highly recommended buy indeed!


posted on 04/29/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Greg D.
This is maybe the best recording from 1960! You can hear so many great things happening, even some guitar amp hum. It's refreshing hearing musicians in a room together feeding off each other - a lost art. Great quality vinyl, again. Gorgeous shiny heavy duty album cover. Not full of hits, but really good songs.


posted on 06/29/2012
5 Stars
On par sonically with the 24 Karat Hits release. Highly recommended.

Best-sounding version of this title!

posted on 05/16/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: mwaller
I've always felt "Elvis is Back!" is one of the King's best-sounding albums. I've enjoyed the Speakers Corner (33RPM) reissue of this title for several years, and never felt it lacking... until I heard this version. WOW! The improvements are noteworthy from the very first track. The music sounds much more "live" in the best senses of the term - greater weight, greater detail, and a greater sense of space. The disks themselves have VERY little surface noise, and all sides were pressed almost perfectly on-center. Bravo!

The King

posted on 12/08/2010
5 Stars
Listen to this record make you understand the greatness of Elvis. I bought the Lp in 1960 and later on Cd and then on Gold Disc and it was soundimprovment every time. But when I bought the 45 rpm 180g vinyl it was like being in the studio. To hear Elvis in that way 50 years later is just magic. Thank you Acoustic Sound for giving us "old" Elvis fans this nirvana.

Ulf Lindeborg SE

get 24 karat first

posted on 09/20/2010
4 Stars
Reviewer: Bruce Stewart
this album is good for die hard elvis fans, however, would highly recommned 24 karat as a first, and best elvis album. it is well recorded etc.

Elvis is Back

posted on 06/06/2010
5 Stars
Pure magic....as if Elvis was in the room. It's Elvis like you never heared before. I Hope they'll release more Elvis vinyls done this way!

nd you get a gift with a beautiful cover and extra photos.

posted on 05/29/2010
5 Stars
Reviewer: Paulo B. Gomes
This 45rpm pressing into their sound has greatly exceeded my Japanese version of the early seventies. I think FEVER was not heard nor in the original '62 pressing of Living Stereo in a clear and wonderful way is heard here. And you get a gift with a beautiful cover and extra photos. Worth every dollar.

sweet old sounds ...

posted on 05/21/2010
4 Stars
Reviewer: AP
"The girl of my best friend" ... u must listen to it !

Supreme sound!

posted on 05/09/2010
5 Stars
The definitive version of "Fever" is on this pressing, the King is standing in your room.

In the room

posted on 04/28/2010
5 Stars
Elvis is in the house.

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