The CD set contains more than 3 hours of all the recordings Elvis made while off duty in Germany as a soldier in the US army during 1958 -1960 and includes tracks from a recently discovered tape of over an hour of unheard personal recordings. The original tapes were damaged and with noise, hiss and distortion, have now all been painstakingly cleaned, repaired and restored using the most sophisticated technology. These home recordings contained, include early renditions of songs he would go on to record formally years later. These truly historical recordings are now a making for a complete and enjoyable listening experience.
The book included contains rare unpublished photographs and documents, with a comprehensive text discussing each of Elvis’ RCA studio (non-film) recording sessions held during 1957-58, before focusing on the private recordings he made in Germany. A BONUS CD included features restored and remastered tracks of those essential RCA studio masters from the 1957- ‘58 period.
CD 11. Press Interview (Brooklyn Army Terminal)2. Elvis Presley Newsreel Interview (1958)3. Pat Hernon Interviews Elvis In the U.S.S. Randall4. I'm Beginning to Forget You5. I Can’t Help It (End Only)/Mona Lisa6. I Can’t Help It/Guitar7. Danny Boy/Danny Boy (Incomplete)8. Loving You9. Guitar/ I'm Beginning to Forget You10. Dialogue/ I'm Beginning to Forget You11. Dialogue /Santa Claus Is Back in Town/ Dialogue /Loving You/Dialogue12. Dialogue /Loving You (One Line)/Dialogue13. I'm Beginning to Forget You (Reprise)14. I'm Beginning to Forget You (Elvis Reprise)
CD 21. He Knows Just What I Am need/Working on The Building2. He Knows Just What I Need (LFS x 2)3. He Knows Just What I Need (complete 1)4. He Knows Just What I Need (complete 2)5. He Knows Just What I Need (rehearsing/LFS x2)6. He Knows Just What I Need (complete3)7. He Knows Just What I Need (LFS/Rehearsal)8. He Knows Just What I Need (FS/Complete)9. Cool Water 10. Like A Baby 11. His Hand in Mine (complete/ending)12. Young Love (Red West singing) 13. Her Hand in Mine14. Return to Me/Her Hand in Mine (rehearsing ending)15. Her Hand in Mine (complete 2) 16. Her Hand in Mine (complete 3/cut)17. Just A Closer Walk with Thee/If I Didn't Care/Are You Sincere 18. Are You Lonesome Tonight? / Once Upon A Time19. Stand by Me (Damaged Sections)20. Just A Closer Walk with Thee/Take My Hand, Precious Lord 21. Oh Lonesome Me
CD 31. I Asked the Lord2. Apron Strings3. Soldier Boy/Such A Night (One Line)/ Soldier Boy4 I Asked the Lord (Reprise)5. Piano/Earth Angel6. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Fast)7. Que Sera/Hound Dog/Piano/At the Hop8. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Slow)9. Apron Strings (Reprise)10. It’s Been So Long Darling11. Earth Angel (Intro)/I Will Be True12. There’s No Tomorrow13 I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Slow 2)/Que Sera/Hound Dog14. I Asked the Lord (Reprise 2)15. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Fast Reprise)16. Apron Strings (Reprise 2)17. The Titles Will Tell18. At the Hop/Give Me My Oil Lamp/Que Sera/Hound Dog/Piano19. Send Me Some Lovin'20. The Fool (Take 1)21. The Fool (Take 2FS, 3FS, 4)
CD4 – BONUS DISCTHE ESSENTIAL RCA STUDIO MASTERS 1957 1. All Shook Up (with Studio Chat & Count in)2. (There'll Be) Peace in The Valley (For Me)3. That's When Your Heartaches Begin4. I Believe5. Take My Hand Precious Lord6. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)7. Blueberry Hill8. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You9. Is It So Strange10. Don't Leave Me Now (with Studio Chat & Count in)11. I Beg of You12. One Night (With You)13. True Love14. I Need You So15. Blue Christmas16. My Wish Came True17. White Christmas (with Studio Chat & Count in)18. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)19. Silent Night20. Don’t’21. Oh Little Town of Bethlehem22. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)23. Santa Claus Is Back in Town24. I'll Be Home for ChristmasTHE ESSENTIAL RCA STUDIO MASTERS 1958 25. Doncha' Think It's Time [Single master]26. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck 27. I Need Your Love Tonight 28. A Big Hunk O' Love29. (Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such As I30. I Got Stung 31. Doncha' Think It's Time [LP master]32. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (Undubbed Version)
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