Elvis Presley - Elvis Is Back


Speakers Corner (RCA Living Stereo)



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ALSP 2231
EAN: 4260019712578
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP  

"…While the opener, 'Make Me Know It,' may have you thinking you've bought a teen album, Presley's steamy take on 'Fever' will change your mind. This track alone makes the album worth having, and of course Bill Porter's recording is as good as anything you'll ever hear on your system. You can hear Elvis's jewelry rattle!" Music = 10/11, Sound = 9/11 – Michael Fremer, www.musicangle.com

During the King's artistically unproductive period of military service, no costs or efforts were spared and no consolatory promises of things to come were left unsaid by the management in order to keep Elvis alive and well in the minds of his vast circle of fans. At last the great coup was landed: Elvis Is Back was what everyone was waiting to hear and American radio and television broadcasting stations made a gigantic medial feast of it. With the ink scarcely dry on his demobilization papers, Elvis entered the studio in March 1960 and recorded a whole series of numbers which later became worldwide hits, such as "Are You Lonesome Tonight" and "It's Now Or Never." Released as singles, these tender ballads created a sensation, while the LP with numbers such as "Dirty, Dirty Feeling," "Like A Baby" and "The Thrill Of Your Love" underlined Elvis' enhanced qualities as a rock, blues and gospel singer. That his voice - despite everyone's fears - had lost nothing of its erotic thrill is more than amply demonstrated in his rendering of "Fever" alone, which is accompanied merely by bass and percussion.

1. Make Me Know
2. Fever
3. The Girl of My Best Friend
4. I Will Be Home Again
5. Dirty, Dirty Feeling
6. The Thrill of Your Love
7. Soldier Boy
8. Such a Night
9. It Feels So Right
10. The Girl Next Door
11. Like a Baby
12. Reconsider Baby

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 6 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 01/08/2014
5 Stars
Fantastic! One of the best recordings I've heard. The songs are very diverse ranging from the catchy "Make Me Know It" to the sensual "Fever" to the rockabilly-ish "Like a Baby." Elvis' best album in my opinion.

Such A Night is underrated.

posted on 11/26/2010
5 Stars
Reviewer: Richard
I always wonder why the best song Elvis has ever sung (in my opinion) is on this LP and never gets it due mentioned... ever. Such A Night shows every aspect of Elvis' voice in one song. The growl, the sensuality, the pitch of his voice and good ole fashion rock and roll he brought to fruitation at it's finest. It also includes one of the first all-out drum closings in rock.

Worth EVERY penny and then some....

posted on 06/18/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: j3brow
This album was in my 'wishlist' for ages. Sooooo glad I finally purchased. This is the only LP I own of Elvis (no CD's either FWIW). Well, i just ordered 2 other EP titles based on the music and sonics of this pressing from Speakers Corner. I had no idea Elvis was so well recorded. He and his band sound as if they are in the room with me. Great music. Great mastering. Great pressing. Grab it now before it goes away, you will be glad you did.

What a great Album

posted on 05/22/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: Frank Ferlita Jr.
The sound quality of this album is fantastic, you are in the recording studio with Elvis! Bill Porter sure knew what he was doing, everything sounds so natural and real! You will hear Elvis like you've never heard him before. If you like Elvis this album is for you.

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