A Date With Elvis : 180 gram 12" Vinyl LP Album : Exclusively remastered 180 gram audiophile vinyl pressing.Deluxe gatefold cover and great sound! 'Good products are worth their weight in gold when times are a little harsh – and this album was certainly a genially placed stopgap. In 1959, at the time when RCA launched this record on the market, the label’s shining rock star was out of the country doing his military service in good old Germany. In order to comfort all his fans during his forced absence, the record bosses produced an album with a smartly uniformed Elvis on the cover, smiling widely to let his faithful followers know that he’d be back soon. There was a special calendar too, so that his fans could count off the days until his return. This marketing ploy was extremely successful. The record became a highly desirable collector’s item and even years later illegal dollars still flowed from pirate copies.
The RCA producers kept mum about when and where the tracks were recorded. But who cares about that when listening to Elvis giving the 'blue grass' classic 'Blue Moon Of Kentucky' his unmistakable, rockabilly sound? The other titles, all of them performed by a well-proven ensemble of rock-’n’-roll musicians, are filled with the honest, powerful language of the young – or from today’s viewpoint, old – Elvis. Which takes us back full circle to the date. What better way is there to celebrate the 50th birthday of rock-’n’-roll than with this early album by its 'King'?'
Exclusively remastered 180 gram audiophile vinyl pressing.
180 gram vinyl is considered audiophile grade and most new releases and re-releases available today come out in this format. The record is thicker and heavier so it may be less prone to warping over time. Some claim sonic benefits on 180 gram's like better stereo imaging, less noise, wider bandwidth, etc. Another factor is 'virgin' vinyl (often a feature hand in hand with 180 ggam and heavier LPs) which uses no recycled plastic which can contain impurities leading to a noisier record.
01. Blue Moon Of Kentucky
02. Milkcow Blues Boogie
03. Baby, Let's Play House
04. I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
05. Tutti Frutti
06. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)
07. I Got A Woman
08. Good Rockin' Tonight
09. Is It So Strange
10. We're Gonna Move
11. Blue Moon
12. Just Because
13. One-Sided Love Affair
14. Let Me