MRS The Complete Works 1953 - 1955

MRS will release a 2CD/100page book compilation titled ‘MEMPHIS RECORDING SERVICE: THE COMPLETE WORKS 1953 – 1955’ on the 25th November 2016.

The 100-page book chronicles Elvis’ short recording career there, from its humble beginnings (his personal acetate recordings from July 1953 and January 1954) through to the final Sun sessions in 1955. The full and comprehensive text is complemented by rare photographs and unseen pieces of documentation.

The 2CD’s contain the complete archival studio recordings from 1953- 1955:  Elvis’ personal acetates, the Sun masters, along with rare session outtakes. The tracks have been painstakingly remastered and restored.

There are many highlights on this new release. All of the newly remastered tracks now sound much clearer and crisper. For instance, ‘That’s All Right’ has been taken from the ‘Mother’ master of the original Sun 45rpm. Also, for the first time on CD, ‘I Forgot to Remember to Forget’ appears without the false bass RCA added to it in the 1980s when tampering with the master tapes.

The remastering of Elvis’ first acetate recordings – ‘My Happiness’ and ‘That’s When Your Heartaches Begin’ (from July 1953) – has also well exceeded the sound quality ever achieved before on these primitive recordings. Furthermore, on the outtakes of ‘Blue Moon’, the painstaking audio restoration has removed the overload and studio hum present on previous issues, and made them sound much better than ever before.  Indeed, all previous erroneous mastering faults and miscalculations have been rectified on this release, making it the best collection of these seminal recordings thus far.

Tracklist

CD1

My Happiness (Acetate – Personal Recording)
That’s When Your Heartaches Begin (Acetate – Personal Recording)
Ill’ Never Stand in Your Way (Acetate – Personal Recording)
It Wouldn’t Be the Same Without You (Acetate – Personal Recording)
Harbor Lights (Take 3M)
I Love You Because
That’s All Right (Sun 45rpm Master)
Blue Moon of
Blue Moon (Take 9M)
Tomorrow Night
I’ll Never Let You Go
I Don’t Care if the Sun Don’t Shine (Take 2FS Take 3M)
Just Because
Good Rockin’ Tonight
Milkcow Blues Boogie
You’re a Heartbreaker
I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone (Take 5M Slow Version)
Baby Lets Play House
I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone
I Forgot to Remember to Forget
Mystery Train
Trying to Get to You
When It Rains It Really Pours

BONUS TRACKS
Shake Rattle and Roll (Acetate–January 6th 1955 Radio Station KDVA Lubbock, TX)
Fool, Fool, Fool (Acetate–January 6th 1955 Radio Station KDVA Lubbock, TX)
Shake Rattle and Roll Acetate (January 19th 1955 Radio Station WJOI Florence, AL)
Mystery Train (HMV 78RPM)

CD2
OUTTAKES & SESSIONS

Harbor Lights (Takes 1FS & 2FS & 4)
Harbor Lights (Takes 5FS & 6FS & 7 & 8END)
I Love You Because (Takes 1FS & 2)
I Love You Because (Take 3)
I Love You Because (Takes 4FS & 5)
That’s All Right (Takes 1-3)
Blue Moon of Kentucky (Outtake Part -Slow Tempo Version)
Blue Moon (Takes 1FS & 2FS & 3FS & 4)
Blue Moon (Take 5)
Blue Moon (Takes 6FS & 7FS & 8)
I’ll Never Let You Go (Alternate Incomplete Take)
I Don’t Care if the Sun Don’t Shine (Mack David)
I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone (Take 1)
I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone (Take 2)
I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone (Takes 3 & 4FS)
I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone (Takes 6 & 7END)
When It Rains It Really Pours (Takes 1END & 2REH)
When It Rains It Really Pours (Takes 3FS & 4FS)
When It Rains It Really Pours (Takes 6FS, 7FS & 8LFS)
How Do You Think I Feel (Guitar Tape Slap-back Rehearsal’s)

MRS will also release a few weeks after the CD release, a 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl version titled ‘ MEMPHIS RECORDING SERVICE: MASTERS & SESSIONS 1953 – 1955’ with a bonus 4 page photo insert on the 16th December 2016.

Masters & Sessions 1953-1955

Tracklist 

SIDE A 
SUN SINGLE MASTERS

That’s All Right (Sun 45rpm Master)
Blue Moon of Kentucky
Good Rockin’ Tonight
I Don’t Care if the Sun Don’t Shine
Milkcow Blues Boogie
You’re a Heartbreaker
Baby, Let’s Play House
I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone
Mystery Train
I Forgot to Remember to Forget

SIDE B 
SUN MASTERS

Harbor Lights
I Love You Because
Blue Moon
Tomorrow Night
I’ll Never Let You Go
Just Because
I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone (Slow Version)
Tryin’ to Get to You
When It Rains It Really Pours

SIDE C
PERSONAL RECORDING ACETATES

My Happiness (Acetate – Personal Recording August 1953)
That’s When Your Heartaches Begin (Acetate – Personal Recording August 1953)
Ill’ Never Stand in Your Way (Acetate – Personal Recording 6th January 1954)
It Wouldn’t Be the Same Without You (Acetate – Personal Recording 6th January 1954)

SUN TRIAL SESSIONS

Harbor Lights (Takes 1FS & 2FS & 4)
I Love You Because (Takes 1FS & 2)
That’s All Right (Takes 1-3)
BONUS TRACKS (RADIO STATION ACETATES)

Shake Rattle and Roll (6th January 1955 Radio Station KDVA Lubbock, TX
Fool, Fool, Fool (6th January 1955 Radio Station KDVA Lubbock, TX)

SIDE D
SUN OUTTAKES & SESSIONS

Blue Moon of Kentucky (Outake Part -Slow Tempo Version)
Blue Moon (Takes 1FS & 2FS & 3FS & 4)
Blue Moon (Take 5)
Blue Moon) (Takes 6FS & 7FS & 8)
I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone (Takes 3 & 4FS)
I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone (Takes 6 & 7END)
When It Rains It Really Pours (Takes 3FS & 4FS)
When It Rains It Really Pours (Takes 6FS, 7FS & 8LFS)

Source: For CD Collectors Only / Updated: Oct 20, 2016 
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circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 21, 2016report abuse
Now my favourite part of the Elvis Legacy so a must have for me.

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