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Elvis Presley
Rocker


 

Rocker - USA 1984 - RCA PCD1-5182
 

Release: 1984 RCA PCD1-5182   CD pressed in Japan USA     35 €
Release: 1985 RCA RPCD-1001   Japan 35 €
Release: 1985 RCA PCD1-5182  CD pressed in Japan USA 22 €
Release: 1985 RCA PCD1-5182  CD pressed in Japan Australia 30 €
Release: 1985 RCA PD 85182  CD pressed in Japan Germany 22 €
Release: 1986RCA RPCD-1001 Japan25 €
Release: 1986 RCA PD 85182  CD pressed in Germany Germany 35 €
Release: 1986 RCA PCD1-5182    USA        22 €
Release: 1987 RCA RPCD-1001 Japan25 €
         
Release: 1987 BMG PCD1-5182   USA 18
Release: 1988 BMG PCD1-5182   USA 20 €
Release: 1989 BMG PCD1-5182   USA 18 €
Release: 1992 BMG PCD1-5182   USA 15 €
Release: 1993 BMG PCD1-5182   USA 15 €
Release: 1994 BMG BVCP-5001   Japan 20 €
Release: 1995 BMG PCD1-5182   USA   15 €
Release: 1995BMG PCD1-5182 CD pressed in USAGermany 18 €
Release: 1996 BMG PCD1-5182   USA   15 €
Release: 1996BMG PCD1-5182 Japan 20 €
Release: 1997BMG PCD1-5182   USA 15 €

 

A&R director Gregg Geller took over stewardship of the Elvis Presley catalog at RCA in time to orchestrate a series of releases marking Presley's 50th birthday (January 8, 1985). This compilation put together 12 of Presley's hottest rock & roll tracks from 1956-1957, including his versions of standards like Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally," and Carl Perkins's "Blue Suede Shoes," Big Mama Thornton's "Hound Dog," and numbers written for him, such as "Jailhouse Rock." Unlike the similar, but ill-fated I Was the One, which attempted to modernize '50s rock tracks with technology and overdubbing, this album was "digitally remastered from original monophonic master tapes," and it sounded great. (AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann )