Elvis On CD │ FTD CDs
|Title:||Elvis - The Best Of British - The RCA Years 1957-1958|
|Label:||Follow That Dream (FTD Books)|
|Catalog number:||506020-975081 , Sony Music|
|Matrix:||IFPI LB45 arvato 55883337/ELVISBOB 21 IFPI 0797|
510 page hardcover book (30.5cm x 25.5cm) including 1 CD.
Note from the author: |
After the important ground work had been done by that most British of record companies His Master's Voice, it was down to the UK branch of the Decca Record Company to continue with the distribution of Elvis Presley Records in Great Britain. When HMV lost the rights to represent RCA Victor's biggest recording star they must have thought that the company's profitability would suffer dramatically.
The full story of the HMV label and the work undertaken to promote Elvis Presley was told in my book, Elvis: The Best Of British. The HMV Years (1956 -1958). This new book covers the years 1957 and 1958 as it continues to tell the fascinating tale of how Decca Records initially established the RCA label and built on the earlier groundbreaking successes of the wonderful Walter Ridley at HMV. (© Trevor Simpson - elvisthebestofbritish.co.uk )
On the CD label is an error. There is printed: "The HMV Years..." instead of "The RCA Years..."
Elvis' answering-machine message (track 33)
is a fake, edited together from The Truth About Me interview outtakes of August
22, 1956. (source: ElvisInfoNet)