Ebay is carrying the sale of an extremely rare original 1957 recording session tape. It is a reel-to-reel studio "safety" tape of from Elvis' 1957 Jan/Feb sessions at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. The tape has been verified through BMG/RCA officials. Including twelve Masters including 'Party', 'All Shook Up' & 'Mean Woman Blues' the tape has paper splicing between each recording, a technique that has not been utilized since the 1960’s. It is believed to have belonged to Elvis engineer Thorne Nogar and is being sold for his family. It is, as described, "a piece of music history".
However although the Ebay description says that it includes "multiple takes of all of the songs" the people behind the Elvis Information Website believe that Ernst Jorgensen has listened to this tape and that it contains nothing unreleased except for some minor studio dialogue. It is of course extremely rare and the bidding starts at US$28,000.
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I received this reel-to-reel tape from the mother of a friend who passed away several years ago. My best understanding is that someone owed the friend a large sum of money and let him keep this tape as collateral but never made good on the loan. This is a reel-to-reel studio tape of Elvis Presley, which was recorded in January and February of 1957 at Radio Recorders Studio in Hollywood, California. It is believed to be one of two back up tapes known as a “safety” in existence. There are twelve songs on the tape. One of the identifying peculiarities of this tape is the between song bantering by Elvis and others in the studio. Another characteristic unique to the tape is an early stop on the cut “All Shook Up” as the tape obviously ran out. This has been verified through BMG/RCA officials. The tape is ¼ inch in width is chocolate in color and has paper splicing between each recording. This paper splicing technique has not been utilized since the 1960’s. The Maxell box that is pictured is obviously not the original box that the tape was in but simply used for storage. The bidder who has the good fortune to purchase this piece of music history should have it professionally re-mastered for preservation purposes. The tape is in excellent condition at the present time but I am told that in time, it will begin to deteriorate. The songs that are included on the tape are as follows:
1. Let’s Have a Party
2. I Believe
3. Got a Lot o' Lotta Livin’ To Do
4. All Shook Up
5. Mean Woman Blues
6. Peace in the Valley
7. I Beg of You
8. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin
9. Tell Me Why
10. Don’t Leave Me Now
11. One Night with You
12. True Love
The tape is a piece of music history and extremely rare-nearly impossible to obtain unless, of course, you can talk BMG/RCA out of theirs. The bidding will begin at $28000.
Elvis 1957 Studio Master Tape For SaleDecember 28, 2006 | Other Source:Various
dannyboy1 wrote on December 28, 2006
This must be what I would call a master tape reel. The takes selected as masters for release were physically cut from the session reels and spliced one after another to create master tape reels like this. All you would hear is maybe a few seconds either side of the familiar master recordings. Makes me realise how special the outtakes are that we already have on CD.
Ronaldv wrote on December 29, 2006
really too bad that it contains no unreleased material
Mystery Rider wrote on December 29, 2006
this was the tape that was for sale 2 years ago, and BMG (buy my Garbage) would not spend the money this music session is a MUST have for release dont listen to Ernest unless he shows you his green card.
Greg Nolan wrote on December 30, 2006
What, Mystery Train, are you the seller or something? It's a safety copy, is it not? If it had original material they were missing, surely there would be a copyright issue, so I don't blame BMG for essentially saying: "enjoy your collectible but it's nothing we don't have." So I don't find it that implausible to believe the line that says: "...the people behind the Elvis Information Website believe that Ernst Jorgensen has listened to this tape and that it contains nothing unreleased except for some minor studio dialogue. It is of course extremely rare and the bidding starts at US $28,000. ..."
Mystery Rider wrote on December 30, 2006
And no there were no bids, Seems bmg (buy my Garbage) wants it for nothing so they can charge 30.00 for an FTD release thats the trouble they keep taking Elvis fans to the cleaners if theres chatter on it and its from the 50's it needs to be out there and the tape it self belongs in the vaults of history. Pleople pay alot more for a gift elvis gave to someone even if it wasnt his personal item. and i see no reason to defend Buy My Garbage unless your making a profit from it or you need to show your passport to get in to the vaults where they have been stored (usa)