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"Elvis A Boy from Tupelo - The Complete 1953-55 Recordings" Book and CD

June 05, 2012

As part of the classic album series, the "Elvis A Boy from Tupelo - The Complete 1953-55 Recordings" book and CD from the Follow That Dream Collectors Series is now available for pre-order at ShopElvis.

This includes, for the first time in one collection, every known Elvis Presley Sun Studio master and outtake, plus two private records Elvis paid for with his own money, as well as thrilling radio and concert performances from the period. This 3 CD package features 10 previously-unreleased cuts.

The accompanying book is, in essence, a fully-illustrated travelogue. It thoughtfully details the birth of Elvis' career through facts, anecdotes, documentation, many rare photos, and a succinct narrative.

Independence Day 1954 is when this uniquely American saga begins, less than 24 hours before his first professional recording session, and it ends in December 1955, when the rights to Elvis' SUN tapes officially expire, and the singer leaves Sam Phillips to record for RCA.

All audio has been re-mastered and restored as best we could, but disc 3 has pretty rough audio.

The book is 512 pages in 12" by 12" format and includes more than 500 photos of which about 200 are previously unpublished. If you are not an expert in this period of Elvis' career, a lot more photos will be new to you. Many familiar photos will be seen in best ever quality, but since this is a historical document, there will also be many images of less quality, included for their rarity value and support of the story. The book also includes, for the first time, Steve Sholes' original notes on the Sun tapes.

The "Elvis A Boy from Tupelo - The Complete 1953-55 Recordings" book and CD is currently available for pre-order and will ship out in early July. Save 10% when you buy any 2 pre-ordered releases and select other releases with the ShopElvis bundle.