Elvis Presley - Elvis' Golden Records (Speaker Corners, black vinyl, Mono)
Elvis Presley - Elvis' Golden Records (Speaker Corners, black vinyl, Mono)
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Elvis Presley - Elvis' Golden Records (Speaker Corners, black vinyl, Mono)
Elvis Presley - Elvis' Golden Records (Speaker Corners, black vinyl, Mono)

Elvis Presley - Elvis' Golden Records (Speaker Corners, black vinyl, Mono)

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Elvis Presley - guitar, vocals [click here to see more vinyl featuring Elvis Presley]

The Jordanaires (vocals) and various bands 

Written by Jerome Leiber (A1, A2, A5, A6, B5), Mike Stoller (A1, A2, A5, A6, B5), Elvis Presley (A3, A4, B1, B4), Otis Blackwell (A3, B1), Mae Boren Axton (A4), Tommy Durden (A4), Bernard Weinman (A7), Lee Rosenberg (A7), Fred Fisher (B2), George Brown (B2), William Raskin (B2), Bernie Lowe (B3), Karl Mann (B3), Vera Matson (B4), Aaron Schroeder (B6), Cliff Owens (B6), George Mysels (B7), Lou Kosloff (B7)


1 LP, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : Pallas

Label : Speakers Corner

Original Label : RCA

Recording: January 1956 - September 1957 in Hollywood, New York and Nashville in mono

Production: Steve Sholes

Originally released in 1958

Reissued in 2016


Tracks :

Side A :

                1. Hound Dog

                2. Loving You

                3 . All Shook Up

                4. Heartbreak Hotel

                5. Jailhouse Rock

                6. Love Me

                7. Too Much           

Side B :

                1. Don't Be Cruel

                2. That's When Your Heartaches Begin

                3. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear

                4. Love Me Tender

                5. Treat Me Nice

                6. Anyway You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)

                7. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You


Reviews :

« This was rock & roll's first greatest-hits album, and it set the standard for all others to follow. As originally conceived, it was a 14-song collection of most of the King's biggest hits up to that time, released on the eve of his start of military service -- a dearth of material being in the offing, it seemed only logical to assemble these hits. Each of the 14 songs had earned a Gold record award for a million sales, a record unequaled at that time by anyone else in rock & roll. The album wasn't intended as a history lesson, so "Hound Dog" and "Loving You" precede "Heartbreak Hotel" -- the 1997 remastering also tampers with the concept a bit, adding six bonus tracks. Elvis' singing never sounded richer or more expressive, and one can fully appreciate in vivid detail the delicate nuances of his phrasing on songs like "Too Much." On the downside, the remastering has made the sound so clean on some of the harder songs that some of the raw, "dirty" ambience that characterized this stuff on the radio and the original 45s is lacking. Still, Scotty Moore's groundbreaking lead guitar part on "Hound Dog" and the Jordanaires' backup singing never came through more sharply or cleanly, and the all-important rhythm section is almost upfront in the mix. Those who own the first Elvis box from RCA, covering the '50s masters may hesitate to pick up this or the other parts of this latest remastered series, but the sound has been upgraded one more level, and Elvis' Golden Records does give a bite-sized glimpse of where Elvis had come from and where he was going (for better or worse) musically on the eve of heading into the Army. » AllMusic Review by Bruce Eder

"Have we got the lot?" The King of Rock’n’Roll certainly didn't need to ask whether his entourage had collected together all their favourite hits. They had gathered them all together - a collection of "Golden Records", rather like a selection box of favourite chocolates, greedily swallowed down and enjoyed to the full. And how they loved them all - whether 'complete works' collectors or fans. To this very day, this collection from 1958 is quite set apart from the normal 'best of' collections. It shines out like a precious jewel among mere pebbles.

This was the first of four Gold volumes, and it set the standard for those to come. Before any of the immemorable songs came to be included, they had to have sold at least a million copies and won an undeniable and unforgettable reputation as a heart-string plucker. To name a title is more than superfluous. It's quite enough just to listen and enjoy. Whoever wants the ultimate basic Elvis collection can’t go wrong here.


Ratings :

Allmusic : 3.5 / 5 ,  Discogs  4,23 / 5  , Rate Your Music  4,24 / 5

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