180 Gram Vinyl Record
180-gram audiophile vinyl mastered by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso with Kevin Gray from original monophonic RCA Victor Records tapes. Pressed at RTI!
Elvis Aaron Presley was born during the great depression into a poor family in Mississippi. They moved to Memphis during the early 1950s, and as a struggling young truck driver, he cut some demos at Sun Studios as a gift for his beloved mother Gladys. These initial songs, of which he had only paid a few dollars to record, would become the catalyst that would kick-start the beginnings of a soon to be worldwide superstar unlike the world has ever known.
Elvis had the unmatchable skill of combining his vocals to resemble both R&B and Country. This with the persona and choreography of a Hollywood movie star on stage, the young Elvis Presley was soon touring, and over the year achieved a number of regional hit singles, electrifying audiences into frenzies wherever he performed.
The folks at RCA Victor knew that this young fellow named Elvis was destined for superstardom. They quickly bought out his contract and signed the legend to a long term deal, and his first RCA single Heartbreak Hotel forever etched "The King Of Rock And Roll" trademark to his name. In 1957 after two chart-topping albums and a bevy of number-one singles, more incredible fame followed as the Loving You movie starring Elvis Presley became a box office smash. The soundtrack album also was a blockbuster as it topped the charts for over two months, making this his third smash number one album. Loving You truly proved once again that his career was unlike any other in music history.
Filled with more hits than a jukebox, the Loving You album takes off with two smashes in a row, the classic rocker "Mean Woman Blues" and the chart-topping single "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear". More soundtrack treasures follow with the beautiful ballad "Loving You" and the rockin' "Party," which truly made the album a treasure trove of hits that made this seem like a greatest hits collection.
The album also features a nice helping of solid interpretations of Elvis' own favorites like the Fats Domino classic "Blueberry Hill" and the timeless Cole Porter hit "True Love". In total, the album showcases twelve important Elvis Presley recordings which have truly gone on to become international classics. In honor of the Man, the Music, the Legend, the King Of Rock And Roll, Friday Music is honored to release the RCA Victor classic Loving You by Elvis Presley for the first time on 180-gram audiophile vinyl.
|Mean Woman Blues|
|Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear|
|Got a Lot O' Livin' To Do|
|Let's have a Party|
|Don't Leave Me Now|
|Have I Told You Lately That I Love You|
|I Need You So|