The long awaited final part of the Memphis Recording Service package is to be released on 27th November 2006.
The package comes with huge contributions from many well known Elvis collectors and authors. Others include the likes of Scotty Moore.
The contents are as follows:
1. BOOK - THE RISE OF ELVIS PRESLEY - 1955
The book containing nearly 400 pages of exclusive new information on Elvis Presley in 1955 is written by Joseph Pirzada and John Michael Heath with many contributors including Scotty Moore. See the hundreds of historical rare insider documents and photographs, many of which have never been seen before. This is a journey to over 300 shows that year (more than any other year in his lifetime) with great stories and exclusive new information on this most updated compilation on Elvis in 1955.
2. ORIGINAL 45RPM SUN MASTER 223 ‘MYSTERY TRAIN’ VINYL REPRESS
The original Sun 223 45rpm issue of 'Mystery Train' was Elvis Presley's last record on the Sun Record Label released in August 1955.
Since then, it is now released here for the first time in its original format, processed from the same mother stamper Sun used in 1955. If you have never been fortunate to own the original we present 'Mystery Train' back in its original format.
3. DVD-VIDEO, DVD-AUDIO & DOLBY DIGITAL DVD DISC
PLEASE NOTE - The DVD is a DVD-Audio / Dolby Digital Disc. It does not play in CD only players. Only in DVD players and DVD-ROM. Below is Explanation
A. UNRELEASED FILM – JIMMIE RODGERS MEMORIAL CELEBRATION MERIDIAN MISSISSIPPI - MAY 25TH 1955. THIS CLIP CONTAINS THE FIRST EXISTING KNOWN ELVIS FOOTAGE NEVER BEFORE SEEN
B. 40 TRACKS MOST OF WHICH ARE NEWLY SOURCED MASTERS
NEVER BEFORE RELEASED
1955 STUDIO – MEMPHIS RECORDING SERVICE
1. Baby Let’s Play House
2. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone
3. I Forgot To Remember To Forget
4. Mystery Train
5. Trying To Get To You
6. When It Rains It Really Pours
7. How Do You Think I Feel? (SESSION)
‘How Do You Think I Feel?’ exist’s only from the echo track tape which was linked to Scotty’s guitar making it very hard to distinguish Elvis’ vocals.
1955- RADIO STATION ACETATES & INTERVIEWS
JAN 6TH KDVA RADIO- Cotton Club, Lubbock Texas
8. Fool, Fool, Fool
9. Shake, Rattle, and Roll
10. July 29th 1955 Jacksonville FL - Mae Axton interview Elvis
11. August 10th 1955 KSIJ Radio Commercial Gladewater TX
12. August 31st 1955 Memphis TN – Bob Neal interview Elvis, Scotty and Bill
1955 LIVE RECORDINGS
Louisiana Hayride - January 15th
13. Hayride Begins Jingle
14. Hearts Of Stone
*15 That’s All Right
*16 Tweedle Dee
Louisiana Hayride – January 22nd
*17. Money Honey
18. Blue Moon Of Kentucky
19. I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine
20. That’s All Right
Eagle’s Hall, Houston Texas- March 19
21. Good Rockin’ Tonight
22. Baby Let’s Play House
23. Intro/Blue Moon Of Kentucky
24. Intro/I Got A Woman
25. Intro/That’s All Right
ALL TRACKS SPEED CORRECTED FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER
Louisiana Hayride - April 30th
Louisiana Hayride – July 16th
#27. I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone
Louisiana Hayride - August 20th
28. Baby Let’s Play House
30. That’s All Right
31. Hayride Ends Jingle
* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED IN ITS ENTIRITY
# PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED IN ITS ENTIRITY AND RESTORED
BONUS TRACKS - 1954 STUDIO – MEMPHIS RECORDING SERVICE
32. I’ll Never Stand In Your Way
33. IT Wouldn’t Be The Same Without You
34. Harbour Lights
35. I Love You Because
36. Blue Moon
37. Tomorrow Night
38. I’ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’)
39. Just Because
40. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (Slow Version)
DVD-Audio Explained :
DVD-Audio is a format for delivering high-fidelity audio content on a Disc. It offers many channels FROM MONO to 5.1 surround sound in either Mono or Stereo at various sampling frequencies and sample rates. Compared to the CD format, the DVD format enables far higher audio quality. The format on this particular disc has nothing to do with reprocessing sound into stereo, pro logic nor has sound been remixed in any way. The sound on this disc is completely natural MONO and the sampling rate given is at its highest quality never before released which is not capable on the CD format.
Sampling rates on a CD today is now considered limited, where as on the DVD- Audio format it can be 16, 20 or 24 bit, with sampling rates of 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192 kHz. Different sampling sizes and frequencies can be used on a single disc. Audio is stored on the disc in LPCM format which is UNCOMPRESSED or LOSSLESSLY COMPRESSED unlike the CD format.
The DVD-Audio player may downmix surround sound to two-channel stereo or mono if the listener does not have a surround sound setup. The downmix capability is limited to two-channels not to other configurations, such as 4.1. With this, it is still different to a normal CD except in that you are still getting a much higher sampling rate.
DVD-Audio discs commonly contain Dolby Digital of the audio (with lossy compression, usually downsampled to lower sampling sizes and frequencies) in the DVD-Video section. The downsampled sizes are still of higher quality than the CD format. This is done to ensure compatibility with DVD-Video players that do not include DVD-Audio.