SunSational

At first sight this may seem like yet another SUN anthology, but nothing could be further from the truth. Actually, this groundbreaking release focuses on the influence of SUN records on Elvis’ career after he left the label. This 2CD-set contains almost 80 tracks (!), and though there are a few Sun recording present to place the other recordings into their proper perspective (including a few real rarities like the SUN rehearsal of ‘How Do You Think I Feel’), the majority of tracks are from the early 60s to ’77. There’s cool bits of dialogue, home recordings, rehearsals, studio outtakes, live recordings…

Highlights include a neat home recording of ‘That’s All Right’, Elvis on stage talking about his 2nd record ‘Tiger Man’, a tremendous version of ‘When It Rains, It Really Pours’, Elvis receiving a Sun album from a fan, a noisy but oh so cool ‘Mystery Train’ mastered from a near-mint 78 (and not one of those lifeless ‘remastered’ versions), and much, MUCH more, all providing a fascinating new perspective on Elvis’ career. A lot of research was done for this remarkable release, and we believe that this is an important album and a logical companion to “A Boy From Tupelo” on FTD. ‘SunSational’ is attractively packaged in a deluxe 2-panel digipack with a neat booklet, which contains a great essay as well as many rare photos. The Sun Elvis will never die, and this gem of an album underscores that point… Hop on the Mystery Train and order your copy today!

Tracks:

CD 1:
1) „Sun Records“ interview excerpt Recorded February 27, 1970; Houston, TX 2) My Happiness (Peterson/Bergantine) Recorded July 18, 1953; Sun Records, Memphis, TN 3) That's When Your Heartaches Begin (Raskin/Brown/Fisher) Recorded July 18, 1953; Sun Studio, Memphis, TN 4) „Recording For Mother“ interview excerpt Recorded March 24, 1956; Warwick Hotel, New York, NY 5) That's When Your Heartaches Begin (Raskin/Brown/Fisher) Recorded June 24, 1968; Dressing Room at NBC, Burbank, CA 6) Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Bill Monroe) Recorded June 25, 1968; Dressing Room at NBC, Burbank, CA 7) That's All Right (Arthur Crudup) Recorded November, 1973; The Thompson Home, Memphis 8) „That's All Right“ interview excerpt Recorded August 9, 1956; Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach, FL 9) That's All Right (Arthur Crudup), takes 1, 2 Recorded July 5, 1954; Sun Studio, Memphis, TN 10) That's All Right (Arthur Crudup) „Red Hot & Blue“ Radio Broadcast by D. Phillips on WHBQ; Summer 1954 11) Dewey Phillips Reference Recorded July 5, 1976; Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN 12) I Love You Because (Leon Payne), takes 1, 4, 5 Recorded July 5, 1954; Sun Studio, Memphis, TN 13) Harbor Lights (Kennedy/Williams), take 2 Recorded July 5, 1954; Sun Studio, Memphis, TN 14) Tiger Man (Louis/Burns), jam Recorded June 4, 1970; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 15) Tiger Man Monologue Recorded August 20, 1970; International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 16) Mystery Train / Tiger Man (Parker/Phillips/ Louis/Burns) Recorded August 3, 1969; International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 17) „Blue Moon Of Kentucky“ interview excerpt Recorded May 14, 1956; Sawyer Auditorium, Lacrosse, WI 18) Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Bill Monroe) Recorded March 19, 1955; Eagles Hall, Houston, TX 19) That's All Right (Arthur Crudup) Recorded July 5, 1976; Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN 20) Blue Moon (Rodgers/Hart) Recorded August 19, 1954; Sun Studio, Memphis, TN 21) Blue Moon (Rodgers/Hart) Recorded June 24, 1968; Dressing Room at NBC, Burbank, CA 22) I Got A Woman (Ray Charles) Recorded March 19, 1955; Eagles Hall, Houston, TX 23) I Got A Woman (Ray Charles) Recorded June 24, 1968; Dressing Room at NBC, Burbank, CA 24) When It Rains, It Really Pours (William Emerson), takes 7, 9, 11 Recorded November, 1955; Sun Studio, Memphis, TN 25) When It Rains, It Really Pours (William Emerson) Recorded June 24, 1968; Dressing Room at NBC, Burbank, CA 26) Tiger Man (Louis/Burns) Recorded August 11, 1973; International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 27) „First Time On Stage“ interview excerpt Recorded March, 30, 1972; RCA Studio, Hollywood, CA 28) Baby, Let's Play House (Arthur Gunter) Recorded March 19, 1955; Eagles Hall, Houston, TX 29) Baby, Let´s Play House (Arthur Gunter) Recorded July 29, 1970; MGM Studios, Culver City, CA 30) That's When Your Heartaches Begin (Raskin/Brown/Fisher) (fragment) Recorded August 31, 1957; Empire Stadium, Vancouver, Canada 31) That's All Right (Arthur Crudup) Recorded August 20, 1955; The Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA 32) That´s All Right (Arthur Crudup) Recorded July 15, 1970; MGM Studios, Culver City, CA 33) That´s All Right (2) (Arthur Crudup) Recorded July 15, 1970; MGM Studios, Culver City, CA 34) Elvis receives the "Sun Sessions" LP from a fan Recorded December 13, 1975; International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 35) Tomorrow Night (Coslow/Grosz) Recorded September, 1954; Sun Studio, Memphis, TN 36) How Do You Think I Feel (Walker/Pierce) Recorded February (March), 1955; Sun Studio, Memphis, TN 37) How Do You Think I Feel (Walker/Pierce) Recorded September 1, 1956; Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA 38) When It Rains It Really Pours (William Emerson) Recorded February 24, 1957; Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA 39) „Successful Career“ interview excerpt Recorded February 25, 1961; Claridge Hotel, Memphis, TN 40) I Got A Woman (Ray Charles) Recorded March, 25, 1961; Bloch Arena, Honolulu, HA 41) Tiger Man (Louis/Burns) Recorded August 19, 1970; International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

CD 2:
1) „Rhythm and Blues“ interview excerpt Recorded June 8, 1956; Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA 2) Baby, Let´s Play House (Arthur Gunter) Recorded February 4, 1956; The Dorsey Bros. Stage Show, New York, NY 3) I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (slow version) (Kesler/Taylor), takes 13, 12 Recorded February (March), 1955; Sun Studio, Memphis, TN 4) I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (Kesler/Taylor) Recorded February (March), 1955; Sun Studio, Memphis, TN 5) It Wouldn’t Be The Same Without You (Wakely/Rose) Recorded January 4, 1954; Sun Studio, Memphis, TN 6) I’ll Never Stand In Your Way (Heath/Rose) Recorded January 4, 1954; Sun Studio, Memphis, TN 7) „Good Rockin´ Tonight“ interview excerpt Recorded August 5, 1956; Tampa, FL 8) Good Rockin’ Tonight (Roy Brown) Recorded March 19, 1955; Eagles Hall, Houston, TX 9) I Forgot To Remember To Forget (Kesler/Feathers) Recorded July 21,1955; Sun Studio, Memphis, TN 10) Trying To Get To You (Singleton/Mc Coy) Recorded July 21,1955; Sun Studio, Memphis, TN 11) Trying To Get To You (Singleton/Mc Coy) Recorded March 16, 1974; Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN 12) That´s All Right (Arthur Crudup) Recorded October 6, 1974; University Of Dayton, Dayton, OH 13) I Got A Woman (Ray Charles) Recorded January 28, 1971; International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 14) Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Bill Monroe) (one liner) Recorded September 28, 1974; University of M.C. Field House, College Park, MD 15) I Got A Woman (Ray Charles) Recorded July 24, 1970; RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA 16) Mystery Train / Tiger Man (Parker/Phillips/ Louis/Burns) Recorded September 6, 1976; von Braun Civic Center, Huntsville, AL 17) That´s All Right (Arthur Crudup) Recorded January 26, 1970; International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 18) I’ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin´) (Jimmy Wakely), take nr. unknown Recorded September 1954; Sun Studio, Memphis, TN 19) Milkcow Blues Boogie (Kokomo Arnold) Recorded November (December)1954; Sun Studio, Memphis, TN 20) I Got A Woman (Ray Charles) (one liner) Recorded January 15, 1968; RCA´s Studio B, Nashville, TN 21) I Got A Woman (Ray Charles) Recor

Source: For CD Collectors Only / Updated: Jul 3, 2012
Elvis Presley on: eBay, iTunes, Amazon, Sheetmusic

Reactions

Jamie (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 7, 2012report abuse
Hello, collecting together the original 1950s Sun recordings with later live versions - including an informal domestic session taped in 1973, and hotel showroom performances - demonstrates a lack of understanding of why the Sun material was so special. FTD, and sometimes Sony/BMG, put out far better releases than this shambles and I won't be going anywhere near it.
snowplow floater (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 6, 2012report abuse
The Jungle Room King.
snowplow floater (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 6, 2012report abuse
The Sun King.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 6, 2012report abuse
Bravo sunrecords56. A fan who finally gets it and buys something worthwhile instead of garbage like this.
marco31768 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 5, 2012report abuse
Great artwork but nothing new... I'm waiting "A boy from Tupelo" so I will skip this one.
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 5, 2012report abuse
Sunrecords56 Now that's the way to go! You bought a piece of history. The genuine article, the real deal. Not something way overpriced that has very little to offer as it's all been released before.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 5, 2012report abuse
A sad and blantant attempt to again get the die hard fans (I have to have it) to spend money on worthless product. No doubt they will succeed. Blue Moon recorded in the Jungle Room? I shudder the thought. Thank goodness it didn't happen.
Tracey Jayne (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 5, 2012report abuse
Hmmm...surely bootlegs/imports are all rip- offs as legally the material released is the property of RCA/Sony/BMG??.... Yet we are all happy to buy them when it suits!!........maybe just maybe this will fill the gap for fans who feel that FTD's Sun Book/cd will cost to much for them.At £17.00 (UK) it not a bad price for what you get compared to some imports and as FTD have not released the track listing for the Sun Box how do we know how this compares to that?.

Harvey....no these people are not associated with the so called 'For God and Country'.....
japio (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 5, 2012report abuse
This label was a promise for the import scene. But now they are now on the same level as all the rip-off labels. Like
Star,oldie but goodies, Wolf call, Shake, EFE,Collectors corner ect. They know the sun project is coming and try to make a quick buck before it will be released. A real rip-off. Thta's counts also for Elvis back.
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 5, 2012report abuse
Why Blue Moon during Junglerrom Sessions? Why no Old Shep?..
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 5, 2012report abuse
What a total and utter rip-off! Jumping on the 'A Boy From Tupelo' bandwagon with something nobody needs - a compilation of stuff we've already got. I believe this is from the same crowd who announced the 'For God And Country' release and then binned it without explaining why. What a bunch of charmers. A sad and desperate release.
jim- (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 4, 2012report abuse
Elvis always took his old Sun songs serious and did good versions when he did them in concert. Trying to get to you,Thats alright mama, etc. -I wish that Elvis would of recorded Blue Moon again in 76 during Jungleroom sessions
lacke lee (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 4, 2012report abuse
well i have put an order on this but i will have the a boy from tupelo (book w/3-cd) as well after all i collect everything from ftd and yes it is a bit over price but i gotta have
sunrecords56 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 3, 2012report abuse
Nice but I was recently able to spend my money better Finally obtaining SUN 223 mystery Train with the msi.co stamp at a record show a tough one to find appears almost unplayed. thats money (200.00) well spent.
blackdiamond (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 3, 2012report abuse
Wow, this looks promising! Especially because the FTD (sun) box that costs alsmost € 100,00 is way too expensive for me. Hope I can get my copy, so i can enjoy (some) sun tracks.Way to go!

CD / Vinyl: 10 most recent news items

08/18/2014
5
08/18/2014
50
08/16/2014
08/13/2014
10
08/01/2014
14
07/30/2014
59
07/30/2014
3

Recently Added Shop Items