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October 11, 2011 | Music

Here are the final details, artwork and track-list for the upcoming MRS release in association with ‘Joseph A Tunzi’ (JAT Productions). ‘THE COMPLETE LOUISIANA HAYRIDE ARCHIVES 1954-1956’ will be released 21st November 2011.

All of the 29 tracks therein are re-mastered using the most sophisticated non commercial technology. It includes restored and more complete versions of many of the tracks than ever before. Fans will be delighted to finally hear a much improved and richer version of tracks such as ‘Hearts of Stone’ & ‘Im Left You’re Right She’s Gone. The CD will also contain Elvis’ last performance on the Louisiana Hayride in December 1956 which again, is re-mastered, complete and pitch corrected.

The set also includes a 100 page hard back book with informative text and many rare and new photographs.


First Louisiana Hayride Show - 16th October 1954
1. Hayride Begins Jingle
2. Introduction/ That's All Right
3. Blue Moon of Kentucky

January 15th 1955
4. Hearts of Stone
5. That’s All Right
6. Tweedle Dee

January 22nd 1955
7. Money Honey
8. Blue Moon of Kentucky
9. I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine
10. That’s All Right

April 30th 1955
11. Tweedle Dee

July 16th 1955
12. I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone

August 20th 1955
13. Baby Let’s Play House
14. Maybellene
15. That’s All Right

Last Louisiana Hayride Show - 16th December 1956
16. Heartbreak Hotel
17. Long Tall Sally
18. I Was the One
19. Love Me Tender
20. Don’t Be Cruel
21. Love Me
22. I Got a Woman
23. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
24. Paralyzed
25. Hound Dog
26. Elvis Has Left the Building
27. Hayride End Jingle

28. June Carter Talks about Elvis on the Hayride
29. Maybellene (Tunzi Remix)


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mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on October 11, 2011
Add a book and jack that price up oh yea baby,the fans will have there wallet open. Again overkill and too much being put out at the same time.
Johnny2523 wrote on October 11, 2011
mature_elvis_fan75 you really dont have anything good to say on any post do u? I for one enjoy those shows and this box. hell u havent even listened to this version yet how can u judge it by cover art and tracklisting? U can't how u know they didnt remaster this greatly? Please stop whining u call urself mature elvis fan i call u baby elvis fan
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on October 12, 2011
One thing i dont do is try to call others out. Buy 2 of these and send me one,then i will give it a go. Its simple,these products are overblown with big books. I gotta go my bottle is ready!
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on October 12, 2011
It was a joke,i dont want the darn thing,more intersting stuff i want. Some take things so serious,some fans love it all it seems,yes im hard to please,i want value for my money. Have fun all!
benny scott wrote on October 12, 2011
Hi mature. A couple of years ago I once reacted to one of your postings this way : " mature ? long way to go ! " Well, now I realise I shouldn't have written this. I'm serious ! I have to respect your point of view on things. Apperently you're indeed harder to please than others, but you have the right to . Now, as for this forthcoming release, I honestly think it's not overpriced . It can be pre-ordered at Amazon UK for £ 13.56 , that's +/- 22 $ , but posting costs not included. Don't forget this is a set containig the CD + a 100 pages book ! The fans who like the early stuff (and I'm one of them, I was a teenager in 1955-56 when Elvis became popular in Europe) will welcome this . All in all not thàt expensive , don't you think so ? Always El.
John Burrows wrote on October 12, 2011
I am hearing that 'Hearts of Stone' and some of those other really bad recordings from January 1955 are gonna sound awesome with major improvements. This being true, than this is worth it alone. But imagaine there being no more bad jokes about Hearts Of Stone anymore, what track do we fans pick on next that need improvment,
Tony C wrote on October 12, 2011
It will be interesting to hear exactly how much better tracks like "Heart of Stone" sound on this release. Advanced technology can make them better, but I would be surprised if the results are really that outstanding. These acetates have severe damage and only so much can be done with such recordings. As for the price being charged for this item, I can pre-order it from Amazon at the cost of just £11.99 including postage. Could that be considered overblown and a jacked-up price? Not in my opinion, but I suppose some people expect everything for nothing.
Steve Morse wrote on October 12, 2011
For UK fans the Amazon price is £11.99 post free ; HMV.com have it for £10.99, post free. MRS products have consistently been thoughtful and of high quality, with beautiful presentation and a VERY reasonable price for what you get. You're missing out if you don't get this.
benny scott wrote on October 12, 2011
Steve, Tony, or I misread the price, or Amazon lowered it, but who cares, that's even better news (£11,99 instead of 13,56 !) UK fans even get it post free! As for the improved sound quality, indeed one cannot expect miracles, but I'm glad the songs performed are given the correct dates ! I own several CDs with Hayride-songs where a lot of wrong dates were given. Like Steve wrote, MRS-releases have always been of very good quality and at reasonable price, (even this one, even now Mr.Tunzi is part of the team ) so I'm not going to miss this one too.Always El.
Jerome wrote on October 12, 2011
Maybellene (Tunzi Remix)???"...
drjohncarpenter0117 wrote on October 12, 2011
MRS have a solid track record so far with all the products that's been made available for us and i see no reason to doubt this one will be just as good, a 100 page book and a cd for way under the price let's say FTD has been asking for with a similar product??.
Pedro Nuno wrote on October 12, 2011
About its content: This Is Elvis in his pure peek of creation and inovation. This is Elvis The Pelvis. This is wath made him King of music. The 16th December 1956 show, is probably one of Elvis Best concerts ever, and if in good sound a unique experience. This is My ELVIS!
Harvey Alexander wrote on October 12, 2011
Will the Tunzi 'Remix' of 'Maybellene' become a big hit in the clubs and get loads of young people buying Elvis records? Or will it just be what he issued before with his own Hayride book - i.e. with added echo.
marty wrote on October 12, 2011
The price is attractive and therefore this one is on my wish list. I have enjoyed their releases so far. I do not expect much improvement in the sound quality though...
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on October 12, 2011
I assumed with tunzi being part of this, it had to be high,so i was wrong,im not interested,but for those that are,enjoy!
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on October 12, 2011
Benny,i might be hard to please,but its just views and what i or someone likes or doesnt like doesnt really matter.t I guess when you see tunzi ,you think overpriced,not really a great image. I like the simple cd releases with a nice booklet,but enjoy,and no i didnt want anyone sending me anything. Enjoy life folks.
lray wrote on October 13, 2011
Looks good. The book is 100 pages but it looks like the pages are not much larger than the size of the CD. Not a complaint, just an observation. I will probably go for it.
John Burrows wrote on October 13, 2011
It seems like it is exactly the same number of pages, size, shape etc as the previous MRS outing of 'Off Duty' they released back in 2009. I know this release is gonna be a killer soley because of the major improvements on 'Hearts of Stone'.
Orion wrote on October 18, 2011
A much cheaper way to get the Dec. 1956 show than on the recent "Beat" release from Sony. Hmmmm wonder what to buy ? Decisions - decisions - decisions.