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Hear Elvis In Glorious Mono

January 17, 2009 | Music

The second release on the Hotdog import label is Hear Elvis In glorious Mono!. This limited edition release of 500 copies contains 28 edited alternate takes in original mono.

From the press-release:

We are very proud to announce a new silver pressed CD release: ´Hear Elvis In Glorious Mono´ .
28 alternate tracks in original stunning mono! Almost all songs are unreleased in this form (all edited).
All outtakes are edited for your listening pleasure: no false starts, not endless studio chatter, just the best 50´s alternates in full versions. But the best is yet to come: for the first time: The binaural tracks are re-made to recreate the original sound of the 50´s!! Now you can hear these tracks as they were suppose to sound: in glorious mono! This is Elvis in the 50´s at his very best! 

CD comes in a jewel case with great 50´s artwork,in a limited edition of only 500 copies. 


I Got A Woman (take 7) -  Heartbreak Hotel (take 6) - I´m Counting On You (spliced take) - I Was The One (take 2) - Lawdy Miss Clawdy (take 3) - Anyway You Want Me (take 12 master) - Anyplace Is Paradise (take 22 master) - Rip It Up (take 14) - Peace In The Valley (take 7) - I Beg Of You (take 6) - Loving You (take 22) - Got A Lot A Livin´ To Do (take D 17) - It Is No Secret (take 3) - Blueberry Hill (take 7) - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (take 3) - Is It So Strange (spliced take) - Mean Woman Blues (take BX 7) - I Need You So (take 8 master) - Jailhouse Rock (take 4) - Treat Me Nice (take 3 first movie version) - I Want To Be Free (take 11 record version) - My Wish Came True (take 8 master) - King Creole (take 18 alternate master) - Doncha Think It´s Time (take 48) - Danny (take 10 master) - A Big Hunk O´ Love (take 2) - A Fool Such As I (take 5) - I Got Stung (take 20).

commoneverybody wrote on January 17, 2009
WOW!!!! Great cover, great content!!
JimmyCool wrote on January 17, 2009
C'mon, commoneverybody! You're kidding, right? sot of these songs (1956) were recorded in mono... "for the first time: The binaural tracks are re-made to recreate the original sound of the 50's!!" I can do that on my personal computer, saving these so-called binaural tracks as MONO!
Harvey Alexander wrote on January 17, 2009
Cool cover but on the left there's a picture showing our boy playing the guitar left-handed!
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on January 18, 2009
Yes, great cover from King Creole, the left handed guitar, oh don't we love these reversed pictures !
Shakingruud wrote on January 18, 2009
He looked so cool in the 50s! And its great to hear those alternate 50s tracks without skipping 30 false starts or incomplete songs. I like it!
Van Basten wrote on January 18, 2009
This looks awesome to me, being the fifties fan that i am! Harvey and Deke, if you turn a guitar, you can "slap" on it, that's what Elvis used to do during the sessions, so Elvis himself "reversed" the guitar. i can live with that ;-)
Danny_F wrote on January 18, 2009
agree commoneverybody, awesome cover and no matter how many times they are re-issued, it's still great content.
benny scott wrote on January 19, 2009
To each his own, but I prefer the takes with false starts and studiobanter, gives one the impression of the real atmosphere during recording sessions. Hi there Van Basten :if you're a right-handed guitarplayer , that means playing the chords with the left hand and strumming the strings with the right hand( and most of them are,so am I) and you turn your guitar, it's still in the position of a righthanded player. Of course Elvis turned many times his guitar to slap on it, but this picture has indeed be reversed. But I think this is not so important, it's what on the CD what counts most. Always El.
Ciscoking wrote on January 19, 2009
Great cover.......!!!...I`ll buy it.....now..!!
SnOwMan wrote on January 19, 2009
My dealer told me that this computer-faked CD was produced by a Dutch bootlegger. How interesting that the persons who praise this CD are all Dutch...
commoneverybody wrote on January 19, 2009
He Snowman.... thats because the Dutch know when something is worth buying.... and this one is! If only for the cool looking cover! And Ciscoking..... are you sure you don´t want to say C-R-A-P ???? Well done my friend, you´re learning ;-)
Ciscoking wrote on January 19, 2009
I changed into a cover collector..lol...the disc itself is of course..plain C-R-A-P..
Pedro Nuno wrote on January 19, 2009
The content itself is what makes me Love Elvis Music and Rock'n'Roll. This is my King! Forever Elvis. P.S. Gess we have all this takes out in the market...
JimmyCool wrote on January 21, 2009
I just made my own version of this CD, using mostly FTDs!!! I'll print the cover later and I have this album for free and maybe in better quality (we don't know if these tracks were taking from MP3s)
Van Basten wrote on January 21, 2009
Wow! Thats Cool Jimmy! But then again i hate cdrs...;-) What splice did you use for Is It So Strange? I am sure more wanna make their own cd, i dont cause what i have heard the prices for these cds are pretty low (around 15 euros), and they are from the same guys who do the alternate albums.. i bet the quality will be outstanding and definitly no mp3. Is it out yet?