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The Sun Sessions (Elvis Paper Sleeve Collection Mini LP 24 Bit 96 khz) [Import, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered]

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  • Audio CD (February 29, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Bmg Int'l
  • ASIN: B00003E43W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #612,237 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. That's All Right
2. Blue Moon Of Kentucky
3. I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
4. Good Rockin' Tonight
5. Milkcow Blues Boogie
6. You're A Heartbreaker
7. I'm Left You're Right She's Gone
8. Baby Let's Play House
9. Mystery Train
10. I Forgot To Remember To Forget
11. I'll Never Let You Go
12. I Love You Because (1st Version)
13. Trying To Get To You
14. Blue Moon
15. Just Because
16. I Love You Because (2nd Version)

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Japanese Limited Edition Issue in a Deluxe LP Sleeve Replica of the Original Album Artwork.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elvis before "Heartbreak Hotel" February 1, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is the really young Elvis, before most of us ever heard of him. As such, this CD is a must for those who really want to know the whole Elvis. This shows his raw and undeveloped talent.
He's presented here as the inventor of rock 'n roll. That may be arguable, but his importance to the genre isn't. He popularized a style which was part R&B, part country, and a whole lot more.
I've read comments by naysayers claiming he stole the music from the black musicians, but what I've researched indicates that he always gave credit to the writers and first performers of the songs he performed, and it sure appears that he gave this music national exposure which ordinarily it would never have received given the repression that was rampant at the time.
Anyway, the important thing for the listener is that this is good music, and that songs like "That's All Right", "Good Rockin' Tonight", "Milkcow Blues Boogie", "Mystery Train", and "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" preceded his phenomonal nationwide fame.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
It's hard to describe how important a piece of history this album is, or how joyful it is to listen to. I own several thousand CD's from an unusually wide range of genres, but of all of them, I'd have to say this is my single favorite. I never liked Elvis' overproduced sound, but this isn't "THAT" Elvis at all! It's just a southern country boy with a guitar, and some other young (and soon to be important historical) musicians thinking out loud about the classic american songs they're playing (completely acoustic), while they jam and laugh and just hang out together at the famous Sun studio. It's so authentic it makes you wanna cry. You get to eavesdrop on their extensive banter about classic American songs that they grew up listening to and playing, hear Elvis properly acknowledge the gospel and black folk roots of his sound, and enjoy yourself as they squabble goodnaturedly over what to play next. It's like sitting round a campfire with musical figures right outta your nation's history. Honestly, I've never been so unexpectedly touched by a CD before or after I stumbled across the Sun Sessions. And until I found it, I never thought I'd get to be a fly on the wall as the pioneers of rock and roll talk amongst themselves about where they came from musically and spiritually. There's nothing like it.
...One caveat: Like the other reviewer, I am really reviewing the (apparently out of print?) version of this session with a different cover. I'm not sure if all the between-song banter is preserved on the version being sold here (I haven't heard it). It might be worth seeking out a used copy of the other version. I dunno.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A valuable piece of Americana October 8, 2002
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Format:Audio CD
I've never been much of a fan of Elvis, but there is no question in my mind of the huge impact of his singing style and personality on North American culture. I've always believed that the earliest recorded Elvis was the best Elvis, and this collection confirms my belief, although there are some of my favorite tunes from his early career that are not included in this collection, probably because they were recorded somewhere other than Sun Records -- I'm thinking of Heartbreak Hotel; Hound Dog; Lawdy, Lawdy, Lawdy Miss Claudie; and Mean Woman Blues, all of them songs which go against the grain of the whitewashed image of Elvis created for him by Colonel Tom Parker and RCA Records. The tunes on this collection are a valuable record of the first emergence of this overwhelmingly important American cultural phenomenon. The liner notes to this collection, with several important quotes from Sam Phillips of Sun Records, help to evoke the musical and social atmosphere in Memphis when Elvis first appeared on the scene, and also provide insight on the extremely shy and introspective personality of the young Elvis.
Once ordered, the album arrived with unexpected speed from dk Collectables.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Rosetta Stone of Rock-n-Roll February 6, 2003
By slider
Format:Audio CD
This is it my friends. If you only can afford one Elvis album, this is one to get. What you will hear here is why Elvis is the King. His blending of white country with black R & B and gospel is what you will hear in it's absolute purest and rawest form. Whether you're black or white, country or redneck - Elvis Presley will always be The King of Rock-n-Roll.
Thankyouthankyouverymuch.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Songs of Innocence and Experience July 3, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This is an album to marry young and grow old with. Most folks have those musical memories from your teens that just sent you places. I look back to that time and can say that I didn't really have one (though for many Nirvana was it). Certain generations just get lucky. They had 'Never Mind the Bollocks...' or Kraftwerk to help them find their feet in the brave new world. No doubt about it though, if you were catching these songs coming out of Memphis through the two July's of '54 and '55 the world must have seemed a special place. It's the kind of music you want to learn shave to! I flookily bought this album about three years ago and even today there's still that magic untouchable sound of Elvis and his band hitting song after song. I listen now and I don't know how but the music has snuck back through the years and become something of that mystic soundtrack of youth. I won't write away the charms of this cd. This review is really for the RCA 'The Sun Sessions CD' version of these tracks, which is worth seeking out for the added bonus of useful outtakes and excellent liner notes. Since then I've heard some of Elvis's other stuff but don't have all that much time for it. It just don't move me. Need him like he is here, raw and ready to 'get real gone for a change'
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Unadulterated Elvis at Sun Studios
These regional classic recordings are lost no more. In a nutshell, the music here is monumental and culture-defining. Read more
Published on July 5, 2012 by Dave Fever Tree Sigmon
5.0 out of 5 stars THE SUN SESSIONS
I've only seen this CD for sale as used. I have a brand new one . Anyone interested please let me know.
Sincerely,
AJC
Published on October 1, 2011 by AJC1835
5.0 out of 5 stars Why Elvis is Elvis
Why Elvis is Elvis - this cat could sing and here's the proof! Give this a spin and you'll understand how he became the KING!
Published on March 18, 2006 by Damian P. Gadal
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Japanese Mastering and Cool LP-style sleeve!
A great disc to get to hear Elvis before he hit the big time. Here you get to hear the full range of his voice, discover what a good crooner he was as well as to realise just how... Read more
Published on August 26, 2005 by Frederick Baptist
5.0 out of 5 stars Brith of Rock and Roll
Before Col Tom Parker, Before Ed Sullivan, Before Hollywood, Before Percilla, Before Hawaii, Before Las Vegas, Before Drugs, Before The Gut - There was ROCK and ROLL!! Read more
Published on November 9, 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars If You Don't Like This, There's Something Wrong With You
This is the total opposite of the fat junkie that died on the toilet.
How could he be the same guy that recorded these amazing songs!?! Read more
Published on July 14, 2002 by Garrett
5.0 out of 5 stars not just essential elvis...essential period
I don't care what kind of music you listen to this cd belongs in your collection. This is pure American genius. I bought this originally on vinyl and listened to it all the time. Read more
Published on June 25, 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars That's Alright!
I'm not much of an ELVIS fan. I originally bought this CD because of the unusual version of "Blue Moon" that it contains. Read more
Published on February 22, 2001 by Philip Lathby
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