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Elvis Presley


Elvis Presley
4.2 / 5
Released: 1956/03 by BMG
When RCA purchased Elvis SUN contract for $35,000, few involved could have dreamed this deal would change American music forever. This 1956 collection was Presley's first proper album a release that both broke him to a national audience and became an enduring piece of pop-cultural iconography. It's an album where Presley forcefully hammers nascent rock 'n' roll into his own sultry image. A classic rock album a decade before there was such a thing and arguably rock's first great LP.


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Greg Nolan wrote on May 27, 2005
Maybe "Rolling Stone" magazine and a few others only recognize this one: why? Because of the Clash's '79 LP paid homage? But we all now better: Elvis recorded many other classic albums, including "From Elvis In Memphis," "Elvis Is Back," "Elvis Country," and, yes, "Elvis" (1956), his early soundtracks, and even his live albums from '69, '70, '72 and '73 may have a role as "classic" albums as well as the golden records sets.^ The "Sun Sessions" are often mentioned: this would now be "Elvis At Sun," which, like "Elvis Presley" was masterfully re-mastered by Kevan Budd in 2004. On the 2004 version, RCA/BMG also has wisely put the bonus tracks at the end. Buy the new version without hestitation.
Rating: 5 / 5
Mystery Rider wrote on August 07, 2007
super classic with additions, you cant ask for better.
Rating: 5 / 5
Sandman wrote on February 01, 2010
Saved by the grace of its half-dozen Sun leftovers.
Rating: 4 / 5
SatninTCB wrote on October 11, 2010
A genius debut LP. This album is a testament to why Elvis was crowned The "King Of Rock and Roll" within just a year of this album's release. From it's earth shaking opening number of "Blue Suede Shoes" you can imediately tell that this LP was set to pounce on your ear drums like nothing before or scince. Sure Elvis recorded a number of other "classic" albums that might even be better music-wise, but the significant impact of this LP must never be underestimated. It shook the world up from it's dreadfull slumber, shocking the whole white-middleclass-power_based society and nothing has ever been the same since. Long live thekinh
Rating: 5 / 5