A Date With Elvis Vinyl

The German-based Speakers Corner Records, in conjunction with Sony BMG, produced a limited edition of 1000 copies of the classic "A Date With Elvis" (RCA LPM-2011), complete with gatefold sleeve. From the Speakerscorner websire: A Date With Elvis" - Elvis Presley (g, voc, ), Scotty Moore (g); Bill Black (b); D.J. Fontana (dr); The Jordanaires (voc), a.o. Good products are worth their weight in gold when times are a little harsh – and this album was certainly a genially placed stopgap. In 1959, at the time when RCA launched this record on the market, the label’s shining rock star was out of the country doing his military service in good old Germany. In order to comfort all his fans during his forced absence, the record bosses produced an album with a smartly uniformed Elvis on the cover, smiling widely to let his faithful followers know that he’d be back soon. There was a special calendar too, so that his fans could count off the days until his return. This marketing ploy was extremely successful. The record became a highly desirable collector’s item and even years later illegal dollars still flowed from pirate copies. The RCA producers kept mum about when and where the tracks were recorded. But who cares about that when listening to Elvis giving the 'blue grass' classic "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" his unmistakable, rockabilly sound? The other titles, all of them performed by a well-proven ensemble of rock-’n’-roll musicians, are filled with the honest, powerful language of the young – or from today’s viewpoint, old – Elvis. Which takes us back full circle to the date. What better way is there to celebrate the 50th birthday of rock-’n’-roll than with this early album by its 'King'?
Source: Magazines: The Man And His Music / Updated: Mar 13, 2005 
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JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 8, 2005report abuse
Eagleone: What's wrong w/ the cover? I've always liked it.
glennd (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 14, 2005report abuse
This is a fantastic and interesting album with very good songs. I like the LP version more than the CD cause there is a calender added. There is one thing I don´t understand: Why you did mention this LP yet when it was released last year ? You are a little bit too late. TCB.
dailyone (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 14, 2005report abuse
got it back in 1964 , a great album that was put together on a budget . not much thought put to cover , as usual .
Elsno1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 13, 2005report abuse
I've got the first one, sounds as good as when first bought it. Thought about selling it, but all I've got are a big part of my past. Guess memorys are better than nothing.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 13, 2005report abuse
A great album! Together with the "Red Shirt" album, my two favourite Presley LP'S of all time.

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