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The Best Of British - The RCA Years 1959-1960

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Title: Elvis - The Best Of British - The RCA Years 1959-1960
Label: Follow That Dream (FTD Books)
Catalog number: 506020-975089 , Sony Music
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Release date: 09/2015
Playing time: 66:44
Recording type: Studio
Location:: Various
Date:  Various
   
Track listing: 
UK Chart Topping Singles        
01 I Got Stung       02:01
02 One Night       02:49
03 (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I       02:59
04  I Need Your Love Tonight       02:15
05 It's Now Or Never (O Sole Mio)       03:32
06 Are You Lonesome Tonight?       03:12
           
More Of Elvis Introductions        
07 My Wish Came True       02:52
08 A Big Hunk O' Love       02:25
09 It Feels So Right       02:42
10 Soldier Boy       03:48
11 I Will Be Home Again       03:11
12 Like A Baby       03:23
13 Such A Night       03:20
14 Fame And Fortune       03:05
15 Doin' The Best I Can       03:42
         
Magical Movie Moments        
16 G.I. Blues - (Short) Movie Trailer       00:25
17 Pocketful Of Rainbows (Duet with "Juliet Prowse")       02:40
18 What's She Really Like (Shower song)       00:21
19 Tonight's All Right For Love (German single version)       02:12
20 G.I. Blues - UK Radio Advert No 1       00:16
21 Frankfort Special (Train version)       02:29
22 G.I. Blues - UK Radio Advert No 2       00:17
23 Wooden Heart (Puppet show version)       02:07
24 G.I. Blues - UK Radio Advert No 3       00:16
25 Shoppin' Around (Live nightclub version)       01:50
26 G.I. Blues - UK Radio Advert No 4       00:27
27 Big Boots - (slow 2nd version - take 6)       01:11
28 G.I. Blues - (Long) Movie Trailer       02:40
           
Songwriter Demo Recordings        
29 Pocketful Of Rainbows - Vocal: Jimmy Breedlove       02:05
30 I Gotta Know - Vocal: Paul Evans       02:12
           
         
Notes:   510 page hardcover book (30.5cm x 25.5cm) including 1 CD.

Press note:
Elvis: The Best Of British, The RCA Years 1959-1960 concluding volume of the trilogy "Elvis: The Best of British".
This time the focus is on the RCA recordings of 1959 -1960 and, consistent with the previous volumes, contains over 500 pages. Discover exactly how Elvis, on his triumphant return from army service, reinvented his career at the top of the entertainment world when RCA declared 'Elvis is Back!' before the movie G.I. Blues changed his life forever.

His story is graphically told through the music with over FIFTY iconic songs, originally released on the British RCA label, having been extensively researched.
Over 1100 rare or previously unpublished photographs, charts and unique memorabilia, create a visually enhanced record of a superstar with unsurpassed acclaim.

Read about the management strategy to keep Elvis' name in the public eye whilst he was away, which not only succeeded in retaining his image of more than just a singer, but as the pulse at the heart of a generation.

With its wealth of invaluable information, this book includes:

  • Every known photograph and press cutting of Elvis in Scotland, his only time on British soil!
  • Photographs from the pivotal meeting with Hal Wallis in a German restaurant where Elvis' future movie career was mapped out!
  • The New York Elvis songwriter who was thrown into the East River by mobsters and the British composer who appeared on a ?10 bank note!


This book includes a 30 track CD featuring many performances officially released for the first time.
Hear Elvis personally introduce his British chart toppers during this two year period along with other classic tracks, rare movie versions and audio movie promotions. Add to that, exciting songwriter demos as Elvis first heard them and you will own a unique CD to treasure.

Elvis: The Best Of British, The RCA Years 1959-1960 charts the fascinating facts about Private Presley's RCA UK releases during these two years and Colonel Parker's plan to engineer Elvis' move away from rock 'n' roll to attract a new generation of fans whilst still retaining his crown as 'The King'.