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Sonny
07-23-2005, 03:14 PM
Short introduction: Elvis Presley was the obvious title for his first album release, back in 1956, right after he signed up with RCA. The famous cover shot was taken at the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory on January 31, 1955. For those years it could be called an "arty" design. The color design was almost punk, before punk was invented. It was RCA's first pop album that raised millions and it's 10 weeks topping album charts made it the first rock and roll album to reach the number 1 position.
The original album had 12 tracks. This being the updated version, has 6 additional tracks.

Tracklist:

01. Heartbreak Hotel
02. I Was The One
03. Blue Suede Shoes
04. I'm Counting On You
05. I Got A Woman
06. One-Sided Love Affair
07. I Love You Because
08. Just Because
09. Tutti Frutti
10. Trying To Get To You
11. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)
12. I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')

13. Blue Moon
14. Money Honey
15. Shake, Rattle And Roll
16. My Baby Left Me
17. Lawdy Miss Clawdy
18. I Want You, I Need You, I Love

Recorded: 1954-1956
Original album release: 1956
CD released: 1999
Essential: yes

Score:
Contents: 9
Sound: 8+
Artwork: 9

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