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Date With Elvis
Elvis Presley
Date With Elvis
Genres: Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1

In 1959, Elvis was in the middle of his two-year military stint. RCA Records, with no fresh material to offer Presley's public, cleaned out its vaults to come up with the material for two albums, "For LP Fans Only" and "A ...  more »

      

CD Details

All Artists: Elvis Presley
Title: Date With Elvis
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony/Bmg Int'l
Original Release Date: 1/1/1997
Re-Release Date: 6/28/1997
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Oldies, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 743219060921

Synopsis

Album Description
In 1959, Elvis was in the middle of his two-year military stint. RCA Records, with no fresh material to offer Presley's public, cleaned out its vaults to come up with the material for two albums, "For LP Fans Only" and "A Date With Elvis". Tracks for these albums were drawn from Elvis' early Sun recordings, songs from movie soundtracks, and extended play singles. Despite the circumstances under which they were created they are remarkable albums, if only for the fact that they exposed the general public to a number of Presley's seminal 1954 and 1955 Sun recordings for the first time: these recordings would not appear together on a single non-bootleg release until 1975's Sun Sessions. "A Date With Elvis" includes some of the best Sun material (unfortunately 'enhanced' by RCA with added reverb), including "Blue Moon of Kentucky", "Baby Let's Play House", and "Good Rockin' Tonight".

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CD Reviews

A "classic" comes to life
James R. Huber | kalamazoo mi. | 05/08/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've been collecting elvis music since I was 8 years old ,I'm now 55,I had "a date with elvis" on the original LP record when it came out ,the copy I had was in stereo ,all the releases on cd have been in digitally remastered mono ,and no matter how many times they re-did it ,it pailed in comparison to the original , tll NOW thank you hallmark for putting this issue out , it sounds even better than the original record ,and the price is unbelievably cheap ,for such outstanding quality !I played it back through my surround sound system and was in absolute awe !I don't suppose you'd like to do that with elvis gold hits vol. 1 and 2,I'm so sick of listening to the digetally remastered mono versions of those because they sound flat and lifeless,500.000.000 fans are dying to hear them come back to life too !!"
Elvis is still the King of Rock & Roll
Stephen L. Willis | 10/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Growing up listening to Elvis was an era that I was happy to be a part of. I had the privledge of seeing Elvis in concert many years ago, which was a very great experience. I have been to Graceland and also visited his birth home of Tupelo MS. Great place to visit, met a lot of nice folks there. It was great to find a lot of Elvis's older cd's that I had at one time in LP form and got destroyed in a fire. Thanks for the cd. Steve from Georgia."