Master & Sessions 1953-1955 (Vinyl version)

By ElvisNews.com/ LexDec 19, 2016
Master & Sessions 1953-1955 (Vinyl version)

A couple of weeks after the CD/book combination Memphis Recording Service released the vinyl version.

Design

The idea behind the cover is very tasteful, but personally I would have used a real black/white photo. Now you see a weird border when the picture flows into the background. Another solution might have been to make the background not solid black, but the darkest color of the picture. The inside of the album shows a large photo of Elvis, Scotty and Bill, bordered by all labels of singles and 78 RPMs and some other memorabilia. The back has a colorized picture of Elvis and the MRS-window, besides the track listing.

As extra there is an inlay with at one side a part of an article in the Memphis Press Scimitar form Feb 5, 1955 and the other side has two classic promo shots from the time.

Content

The grouping of the tracks is pretty logical: singles and masters on the first two sides. Especially keeping the singles together makes side A extremely strong. Side C has the personal recordings, the trial sessions and the Radio acetates. Side D contains outtakes.

Conclusion

Of course nothing new here, but the presentation is lovely and the sound cannot be better.

Flyer Masters & Sessions

Tracklist 

SIDE A 
SUN SINGLE MASTERS

That’s All Right (Sun 45rpm Master)
Blue Moon of Kentucky
Good Rockin’ Tonight
I Don’t Care if the Sun Don’t Shine
Milkcow Blues Boogie
You’re a Heartbreaker
Baby, Let’s Play House
I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone
Mystery Train
I Forgot to Remember to Forget

SIDE B 
SUN MASTERS

Harbor Lights
I Love You Because
Blue Moon
Tomorrow Night
I’ll Never Let You Go
Just Because
I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone (Slow Version)
Tryin’ to Get to You
When It Rains It Really Pours

SIDE C
PERSONAL RECORDING ACETATES

My Happiness (Acetate – Personal Recording August 1953)
That’s When Your Heartaches Begin (Acetate – Personal Recording August 1953)
Ill’ Never Stand in Your Way (Acetate – Personal Recording 6th January 1954)
It Wouldn’t Be the Same Without You (Acetate – Personal Recording 6th January 1954)

SUN TRIAL SESSIONS

Harbor Lights (Takes 1FS & 2FS & 4)
I Love You Because (Takes 1FS & 2)
That’s All Right (Takes 1-3)
BONUS TRACKS (RADIO STATION ACETATES)

Shake Rattle and Roll (6th January 1955 Radio Station KDVA Lubbock, TX
Fool, Fool, Fool (6th January 1955 Radio Station KDVA Lubbock, TX)

SIDE D
SUN OUTTAKES & SESSIONS

Blue Moon of Kentucky (Outake Part -Slow Tempo Version)
Blue Moon (Takes 1FS & 2FS & 3FS & 4)
Blue Moon (Take 5)
Blue Moon) (Takes 6FS & 7FS & 8)
I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone (Takes 3 & 4FS)
I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone (Takes 6 & 7END)
When It Rains It Really Pours (Takes 3FS & 4FS)
When It Rains It Really Pours (Takes 6FS, 7FS & 8LFS)

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You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 20, 2016report abuse
a nice collection if you hadn't got it and well presented!~

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