Elvis Presley – Way Down In The Jungle Room (2016) [Qobuz 24-44,1]

Elvis Presley – Way Down In The Jungle Room (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 02:11:32 minutes | 1,37 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © RCA – Legacy

“Way Down in the Jungle Room” is a compilation album by American singer Elvis Presley. The album features master recordings and outtakes from two recording sessions on February 2–8, 1976 and October 28–30, 1976 in the Jungle Room, a recording studio set up by Elvis in the den of Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. The first disc subtitled The Masters features material from these sessions that were later released on From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee (1976), and the subsequent final studio album, Moody Blue (1977). The second disc, The Outtakes, features outtakes and “in-the-studio dialog” newly mixed by Matt Ross-Spang at the Sam Phillips Recording Studio.

(more…)

Elvis Presley – Stereo’ 57 – Essential Elvis Vol. 2 (1989/2013) [AcousticSounds DSF DSD64]

Elvis Presley – Stereo’ 57 – Essential Elvis Vol. 2 (1989/2013)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 01:00:17 minutes | 2,38 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Digital Booklet | © RCA Records

“Subtitled ‘The Essential Elvis Volume 2,’ and dating from 1989, this set contains 20 tracks that range from gospel to rock ‘n’ roll, astonishing stereo takes that were supposed to have been erased or discarded. As luck would have it, they were saved. The resultant versions of what is otherwise absurdly familiar material will leave you breathless (provided you’re an Elvis fan — and shame on you if you’re not). Thanks to a studio chat, this is glimpse of the past you never expected to share: true stereo, as good as it gets, from a time when mono still ruled. The mono bonus tracks are dandy, too.” — Sound Quality: 92% – Ken Kessler, Hi Fi News, November 2013

(more…)

Elvis Presley – Elvis Is Back! (1960/2012) [AcousticSounds DSF DSD64]

Elvis Presley – Elvis Is Back! (1960/2012) 
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 32:26 minutes | 1,29 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Digital Booklet | © RCA Records
Recorded: March–April 1960, RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee

Although they have common recording origins, two of the three singles, “It’s Now or Never” and “Are You Lonesome Tonight,” were very quirky by the standards of Elvis songs at the time — the former inspired by Elvis’s admiration for Tony Martin’s 1949 hit “There’s No Tomorrow,” while the latter was recorded at the request of Col. Parker as a favor to his wife. They add to the diversity of sounds on this record, which shows a mature Elvis Presley. “Dirty, Dirty Feeling” and “It Feels So Right” showed he could still rock out and challenge authority and propriety, while “Reconsider Baby” and “Like a Baby” offer some of his best blues performances; but “The Thrill of Your Love” (a very gospel-tinged number), “Soldier Boy,” “Girl of My Best Friend,” and “Girl Next Door Went a’ Walking,” also displayed the rich, deep vocalizing that would challenge critics’ expectations of Elvis Presley playing rhythm guitar throughout. He also comes off better than on any of his other albums since arriving at RCA, as a musician as much as a “star” (he’d always had a lot more to say about running his sessions than the critics who loathed his RCA years indicated). ~~AllMusic Review by Bruce Eder

(more…)

Elvis Presley – 24 Karat Hits (1997/2013) [AcousticSounds DSD64]

Elvis Presley – 24 Karat Hits (1997/2013)
DSF Mono/Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz | Time – 01:01:08 minutes | 2,42 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Digital Booklet | © RCA Records

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original analog master tapes to vinyl and PCM. The DSD was sourced from the PCM. George listened to all of the different A/D converters he had before he chose which to use, and he felt the George Massenburg GML 20 bit A/D produced the best and most synergistic sound for the project.

(more…)

Elvis Presley – From Memphis To Vegas / From Vegas To Memphis (1969/2015 [HDTracks 24-96]

Elvis Presley – From Memphis To Vegas / From Vegas To Memphis (1969/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 68:55 minutes | 1,43 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: HDTracks | @ RCA/Legacy

One-half of the imponderably titled From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis (later issued as a separate album, Elvis in Person at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada), captures Elvis from the summer of 1969, while the exhilaration of conquest was still evident. It’s a nice compromise between mere entertainment and the revelatory: The first few songs are old hits to pull you in; the second side opens with a roaring medley of “Mystery Train” and Rufus Thomas’s “Tiger Man” and leads to a staggering seven-minute “Suspicious Minds.” The studio album, ten tracks from the previous Memphis sessions, are a letdown and, even at the time of release, the two-fer concept seemed ill conceived.

(more…)

Elvis Presley – From Elvis In Memphis (1969/2015) [HRA 24-96]

Elvis Presley – From Elvis In Memphis (1969/2015) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 36:30 minutes | 784 MB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: www.highresaudio.com | @ Sony / RCA / Legacy

From Elvis in Memphis was released in June 1969 to favorable reviews. It was recorded at American Sound Studio in Memphis in January and February 1969 under the direction of producer Chips Moman and backed by its house band, informally known as “The Memphis Boys”. The album peaked at number 13 on the Billboard 200, number two on the country charts and number one in the United Kingdom, and its single “In the Ghetto” reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1970. In later years, it garnered further favorable reviews, while it was ranked number 190 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

After a 14-year absence from Memphis, Elvis Presley returned to cut what was certainly his greatest album (or, at least, a tie effort with his RCA debut LP from early 1956). The fact that From Elvis in Memphis came out as well as it did is something of a surprise, in retrospect — Presley had a backlog of songs he genuinely liked that he wanted to record and had heard some newer soul material that also attracted him, and none of it resembled the material that he’d been cutting since his last non-soundtrack album, six years earlier. And he’d just come off of the NBC television special which, although a lot of work, had led him to the realization that he could be as exciting and vital a performer in 1969 as he’d been a dozen years before. And for what was practically the last time, the singer cut his manager, Tom Parker, out of the equation, turning himself over to producer Chips Moman. The result was one of the greatest white soul albums (and one of the greatest soul albums) ever cut, with brief but considerable forays into country, pop, and blues as well. Presley sounds rejuvenated artistically throughout the dozen cuts off the original album, and he’s supported by the best playing and backup singing of his entire recording history.

(more…)

Elvis Presley – Elvis At Stax (2013) [HDTracks 24-96]

Elvis Presley – Elvis At Stax (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 54:31 minutes | 1,08 GB | Genre: Pop
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital booklet | @ RCA/Legacy

Elvis At Stax celebrates the fortieth anniversary of these legendary recordings. Following the success of Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite, Presley returned to his hometown of Memphis and spent time at Stax Recording Studios. Elvis At Stax bristles with energy and dynamism. Included are the hits “Promised Land,” “Raised on Rock,” “I’ve Got a Thing About You Baby,” “My Boy” and much more.

The title “Elvis at Stax” is slightly misleading, suggesting Elvis Presley decided to set up shop at the famed Memphis recording studio so he could use their house band, or perhaps co-opt some of the Southern soul groove. That wasn’t the case. Elvis chose the Stax studios to conduct several recording sessions in 1973 for a simple reason: it was close to his Memphis home. He rented out the studio twice, once in July and once in December, and brought in his crack backing band, recording enough material to fill out three CDs. This music was doled out over the years, accounting for five hit singles over three years (a B-side and a posthumous single also came from these sessions), along with three albums: 1973’s Raised On Rock, 1974’s Good Times, and 1975’s Promised Land. These albums were all strong, but aren’t often considered part of Presley’s core canon, possibly because this mid-’70s run of records were often packaged like product (certainly there’s not a memorable album cover among them), possibly because, apart from “Promised Land,” there were no hit singles that could be called a true smash or part of his core canon. And that’s why Elvis at Stax is so valuable: taken as a whole, these 1973 sessions are revealed as his last great blast of creativity in the recording studio. Essentially, he was working the same ground he began to plow on his 1968 comeback, but the aftershocks of Elvis Country are apparent, along with just the slightest hint of funky, organ-driven grooves. In this context, the preponderance of alternate takes are not tedious, but rather show Elvis’ good humor and creativity as he tries out slightly different approaches on each take. What impresses is Presley’s virtuosity and how he cannily constructed his performances to seem effortless: there’s sweat fueling these tight, punchy renditions, and heart behind his ballads, and you can hear him work it all out on the alternate takes, then reach full flight on the finished masters.

(more…)

Elvis Presley – As Recorded at Madison Square Garden (1972/2013) [HDTracks 24-96]

Elvis Presley – As Recorded at Madison Square Garden (1972/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 52:44 minutes | 1,12 GB | Genre: rock & roll
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital booklet | @ RCA/Legacy

Elvis: As Recorded at Madison Square Garden is the exhilarating live album by “The King.” Of all the live recordings in Elvis Presley’s illustrious career, none were more significant than his long-awaited New York City show at Madison Square Garden in June 1972. This multi-Platinum masterpiece captures Presley’s thrilling live energy and uncanny stage presence. Presley performed the chart-topping hits “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” “Love Me Tender,” “Heartbreak Hotel” and “All Shook Up”

(more…)

Elvis Presley-For Everyone-(506020-975075)-2CD-FLAC-2014-WRE

Elvis Presley-For Everyone-(506020-975075)-2CD-FLAC-2014-WRE Download

Elvis Presley-For Everyone-(506020-975075)-2CD-FLAC-2014-WRE

Description :

Artist……: Elvis Presley
Album…….: Flaming Star
Source……: CD
Label…….: Follow That Dream
Cat.No……: 506020-975082
Genre…….: Soundtrack
Bitrate…..: 683 kbps avg
Playtime….: 01:15:55 (393.MB)
Rls date….: 2015-09-15
Store date..: 2014-00-00
Encoder…..: FLAC 1.2.1

01 Flaming Star 2:31
02 A Cane And A High Starched Collar 1:48
03 Britches 1:42
04 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears 2:21
05 Flaming Star (End Title Version) 0:45
06 Black Star 2:33
07 Black Star (End Title Version) 0:43
08 Flaming Star – Take 1 2:51
09 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears – Takes 1, 2 2:51
10 Black Star – Take 5 2:33
11 Black Star (End Title Version) – Takes 1, 2, 4, 5 1:57
12 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears – Takes 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 6:06
13 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears – Takes 10, 12, 14 3:48
14 A Cane And A High Starched Collar – Take 1, 2, 3, 4:35
4, 5
15 A Cane And A High Starched Collar – Take 6 And 2:41
Insert Takes 1, 5, 6
16 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (Movie Version) – Take 1:33
2 With Guide Track
17 Flaming Star – Take 2 2:28
18 Flaming Star – Takes 3, 4 4:49
19 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears – Takes 15, 16) 3:56
20 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears – Take 17 2:27
21 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears – Take 19 2:38
22 Flaming Star – Take 5 2:36
23 Flaming Star (End Title Version) – Takes 1, 3, 4 2:24
24 Britches – Takes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 4:33
25 Britches – Take 7 With Insert Take 1 2:40
26 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears – Take 26 1:30
27 A Cane And A High Starched Collar (Overdubbed 1:47
Movie Version)
28 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (Overdubbed Movie 2:49
Version-Vocal Overdub Take 1M)
(more…)

Elvis Presley-Flaming Star-(506020-975082)-OST-CD-FLAC-2014-WRE

Elvis Presley-Flaming Star-(506020-975082)-OST-CD-FLAC-2014-WRE Download

Elvis Presley-Flaming Star-(506020-975082)-OST-CD-FLAC-2014-WRE

Description :

Artist : Elvis Presley
Album : Elvis In Florida April 1975
Source : CD
Label : Follow That Dream / RCA
Cat.No : 506020-975076
Genre : Rock & Roll
Bitrate : 892 kbps avg
Playtime : 01:11:19 (480.MB)
Rls date : 2015-09-15
Store date : 2013-00-00
Encoder : FLAC1.2.1
URL :

01 Love Me 2:35
02 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 2:56
03 Love Me Tender 2:15
04 Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 2:05
05 Help Me 2:51
06 Burning Love 3:09
07 Introductions 9:04
08 School Day 1:04
09 My Boy 4:32
10 T-R-O-U-B-L-E 3:40
11 I’ll Remember You 2:32
12 Let Me Be There 3:22
13 Why Me Lord 2:49
14 Hound Dog 2:03
15 An American Trilogy 4:25
16 Can’t Help Falling In Love 1:41
17 Closing Vamp 0:24
18 You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me (Bonus 2:07
Track)
19 Big Boss Man (Bonus Track) 2:41
20 It’s Midnight (Bonus Track) 3:05
21 Funny How Time Slips Away (Bonus Track) 2:45
22 That’s All Right (Bonus Track) 2:31
23 Heartbreak Hotel (Bonus Track) 1:58
24 Hawaiian Wedding Song (Bonus Track) 2:14
25 Help Me Make It Through The Night (Bonus 2:31
Track)
(more…)