Memphis Recording Service released Music City earlier this week. The album is part of the vinyl counterpart of their Studio Sessions '56 release from last summer.
The cover is stylish with a great photo, but the font face looks a bit too modern to give it a real “50s feel”, but that’s subjective anyway. The sleeve contains a fold out photo (thus on double sleeve format) with two black and white photos from the April sessions and the other side a full color print of the picture of Elvis 2nd album.
Side A starts with the masters of both January and April sessions, followed by outtakes of I Got A Woman, Heartbreak Hotel and (a very short one of) Money Honey.
Side B carries outtakes of I’m Counting On You, I Was The One and I Want You, I Need You, I Love You.
Sound-wise it is what you expect from MRS: crystal clear as always.
Together with its brother in arms Radio Records it is the perfect Christmas gift for any Elvis-fans! It’s so much better than those tacky abominations by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.