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Elvis Broadcasts On Air Reissue

May 25, 2006 | Music
The CD "Elvis Broadcasts on Air" from the Neo Cleopa (Sony BMG) label will be rereleased in Europe on June 30, 2006. The cover is from the original release.

Track listing:

1. Intro - KWKH on Air
2. That's All Right
3. Blue Moon of Kentucky
4. Hearts of Stone
5. That's All Right
6. Tweedle Dee
7. Money Honey
8. Blue Moon of Kentucky
9. I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine
10. That's All Right
11. Good Rockin' Tonight
12. I Got a Woman
13. Tweedle Dee
14. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
15. Baby Let's Play House
16. Maybellene
17. That's All Right
18. I Was the One
19. Love Me Tender
20. Hound Dog
21. Outro - Elvis Has Left the Building


This CD includes the complete archives from KWKH's Louisiana Hayride radio show. Recorded between 1954 & 1956. Includes liner notes by Dave Thompson. All tracks have been digitally remastered using 24 Bit technology. Heard through the mists of time (and the extensive crackling of the ancient master acetates from which they were taken), these collected mid-'50s radio performances from LOUISIANA HAYRIDE provide a unique opportunity to witness Elvis Presley's evolution from nervous, raw, untutored talent to embryonic rock & roll superstar. Several versions of his early hits, including "Blue Moon of Kentucky" and "That's All Right Mama," are featured--the latter in particular undergoes an audible improvement in the three months between the different takes presented here. In addition, there to a couple of rare versions of "Tweedle Dee" and a twangin' rendition of "I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine." The early cuts are the most revelatory, with an audibly nervous Presley exchanging pleasantries with the announcer after a cigarette commercial and then launching into "That's All Right Mama" to a somewhat stilted reception. All that changes within the space of two short years, of course, and by the time he's performing a brashly confident "Hound Dog" in 1956, complete with fake stuttering intro, the music is drowning in a sea of adolescent screams. THE ELVIS BROADCASTS: ON AIR provides a fascinating glimpse into the formative years of a rock & roll legend.

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Gladyslove wrote on May 26, 2006
One more of the KWKH releases. How many times did they will bring this album ? It´s enough, BMG !
Ciscoking wrote on May 27, 2006
I am just wondering....do we really need it again..?? NO !