After the Boxcar book and the CD/book by Memphis Recording Service the same MRS releases this material on vinyl for Record Store Day.
Unfortunately the discs contain no hidden surprises, but it is great to have those heavy black discs in your hands and even better to play them. For some reason vinyl is more inviting to me when I want to listen to music, CDs are good for background sound, but for listening I prefer LPs.
The 2 discs contain all audio material available from the TV-shows from 1956-1960, good for nearly one and a half hour of playing time.
The complete package is even better. One can’t go wrong with the pictures of Elvis in 1956 and 1960. Some pictures in the 24 page booklet suffer (like in the book) from the size and get a bit grainy. On the other hand does it give them a kind of vintage look, fitting the carrier of the music.
I can only draw the conclusion that one Record Store Day a year is not enough. Another great outing by Memphis Recording Service!
The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show (28.01.1956):
Shake Rattle And Roll / Flip Flop And Fly - I Got A Woman
The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show (04.02.1956)
Baby Let's Play House - Tutti Frutti
The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show (11.02.1956)
Introduction - Blue Suede Shoes - Heartbreak Hotel (With Orchestra)
The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show (18.02.1956)
Tutti Frutti - I Was The One
The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show (17.03.1956)
Blue Suede Shoes - Heartbreak Hotel
The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show (24.03.1956):
Money Honey - Heartbreak Hotel
The Milton Berle Show (03.04.1956)
Heartbreak Hotel - Blue Suede Shoes - Blue Suede Shoes (Reprise)
The Milton Berle Show (05.06.1956)
Hound Dog - I Want You I Need You I Love You
The Steve Allen Show (01.07.1956)
I Want You I Need You I Love You - Hound Dog - Yippee Yi Yo Yippee Yi Yay (Comedy Routine With Steve Allen, Elvis Presley, Imogene Coca & Andy Griffith)
The Ed Sullivan Show (09.09.1956):
Don't Be Cruel - Love Me Tender - Ready Teddy - Hound Dog
The Ed Sullivan Show (28.10.1956)
Don't Be Cruel - Love Me Tender - Love Me - Hound Dog
The Ed Sullivan Show (06.01.1957):
Hound Dog - Love Me Tender - Heartbreak Hotel - Don't Be Cruel - Too Much - When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again - (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley
The Frank Sinatra Show (26.03.1960)
It's Very Nice to Travelling (With Frank & Nancy Sinatra, Joey Bishop & Sammy Davis Jr.) - Fame And Fortune - Stuck On You - Witchcraft / Love Me Tender (With Frank Sinatra) - Love Me Tender (Reprise With Frank Sinatra)