Elvis Presley : For LP Fans Only

Elvis Presley : For LP Fans Only


RCA 1990

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - That's All Right
A2 - Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
A3 - Mystery Train
A4 - Poor Boy
A5 - Playing For Keeps
B1 - My Baby Left Me
B2 - I Was The One
B3 - Shake, Rattle And Roll
B4 - You're A Heartbreaker
B5 - I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone

Recorded in 1954 (A1,B4), 1955 (A3, B5) and 1956 (A2,4,5, B1,2,3,5) at Radio Recorders Studios in Los Angeles.

For LP Fans Only is one of the most important special productions of the young King of Rock’n’Roll. Because Elvis had been conscripted into the US army, no new recordings could take place, and so record producers delved deep into the sound archives and dug out a few singles from his Sun Records days, mixed them with a couple of early RCA songs and a number from the "Love Me Tender" soundtrack, and, hey presto! a new Elvis LP was born. The overwhelming success of this album is not solely confined to the stylistic homogeneity of this collection of fresh, youthful songs. Far more, it’s because for many fans the record offered the only substitution for the highly coveted but rare original singles "That’s All Right", "Mystery Train" and "My Baby Left Me".

Not without reason has today’s 'bits-and-bytes' generation ignored the words on the cover and produced several re-releases. Which just goes to emphasise the widespread opinion that this is one of Elvis’s very best albums and at the same time one of the most important in the whole of rock’n’roll – especially in the present vinyl pressing.

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under http://www.pure-analogue.com