Elvis Presley: From Elvis In Memphis - Hybrid UltraDisc UHR DSD256 SACD, Limited, Numbered, Remastered

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1x Hybrid SACD, Limited, Numbered, Remastered, Paper Hardcover Pack, Playable on SACD player or standard CD player. Original Master Recording. Sourced From The Original Analog Master Tapes For Audiophile Sonics. Mastered by Rob LoVerde @ Mobile Fidel
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UltraDisc UHR
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MoFi - Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Cat#:
18.4.2023 in US
Original Release:
1969 Label RCA Victor Cat# LSP-4155
Elvis Presley
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The Most Cohesive, Passionate, and Emotionally Invested Album of Elvis Presley's Career: Sourced from the Original Master Tapes for Superb Sound.

From Elvis in Memphis retains the distinction of being the most cohesive, passionate, mature, and emotionally invested record Elvis Presley ever made. Named one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone, the white-soul landmark features backing by "The "Memphis Boys" and teems with rhythm-heavy country, gospel, R&B, and blues. Lauded for its natural, open sonics, the 1969 set now comes across with remarkable clarity, presence, and warmth courtesy of a premium restoration befitting a king.

Sourced from the original master tapes and housed in mini-LP gatefold packaging, Mobile Fidelity's numbered-edition hybrid SACD of From Elvis in Memphis unearths the ravishing inner detail, sticky rhythms, and brilliant arrangements of Chips Moman's inspired production. This reissue unlocks the spirit and gestalt of the recording and takes you inside American Sound Studio. It also brings you up close and personal with Presley's singing – widely considered by many to represent the finest of his career – located dead-center amidst the instrumental hurricane. Equally impressive are the contributions of the aforementioned Boys, and how their Southern-brewed playing – a balance of leisure with swiftness, grandiosity with concision, freedom with control – dovetails with Presley's vernacular.

Sharing much in common with the full, rich, orchestrated Stax Records sound, From Elvis in Memphis oozes with choice nuances and distinctive flourishes that on this SACD not only arise with previously unheard transparency and sharpness, but complement and serve the whole. Take the specific tonalities and blending of violas, cellos, and horns that communicate mood and serve as counterpoints. Or lively performances of the backing quintet, and how the piano and Hammond organ trace the lines of the melodies and Presley's lead. Listen to the uplifting support provided by the cadre of backing vocalists (more than a dozen credited), unrivaled in Presley's canon and a precursor to the approach he'd soon adopt in Las Vegas.

Of course, From Elvis in Memphis precedes the icon's transition into his glitzy jumpsuit phase – and follows his move away from the soundtrack work that consumed nearly a decade of his creative life and prompted a rebirth that began in 1968. As the bridge between eras, the record seizes on Presley's rejuvenated attitude and commitment to quality, facets that drip from the fervency with which he delivers every word. For the same reasons, and for the fact it traces back to Presley's original roots and hip-shaking guise, the album further remains a cornerstone of American music history.

Writing about the work's 40th anniversary for Rolling Stone, James Hunter correctly observed: "From Elvis in Memphis represented the full-on immersion in the Memphis idea of Elvis Presley, the American singer second only to Frank Sinatra for the ability to conjure a particular sonic universe with his merest vocal utterance. And from the album's first song, in which a bluesy Elvis espies a woman 'Wearin' That Loved On Look,' to its last, in which a more straight-up-pop Elvis regrets the injustices of life 'In the Ghetto,' his fully engaged, newly energized voice finds its most logical album setting in years."

Incredibly, Presley and company completed more than two dozen cuts for From Elvis in Memphis. One, "Suspicious Minds," turned into the vocalist's final chart-topping single and lingers as one of his most beloved rock n' roll numbers. Even though it never formally appeared on the record, the non-album song is included on here as a bonus track and attains newfound depth, energy, and swagger. Coupled with the other dozen tracks – including the sultry "Power of My Love," balladic take of Dallas Frazier's "True Love Travels on a Gravel Road," and driving cover of Hank Snow's "I'm Moving On" – it makes for an unforgettable listening experience.

A quick note about “Wearin’ That Loved On Look”: If you listen to MoFi’s UD1S or SACD reissue of From Elvis in Memphis, you may hear a few clicks (or ticks) approximately 1:05 into the opening song. Rest assured. Those are not defects. Rather, they are sonic artifacts — possibly switch transients caused by the recording console at American Sound Studios — present on the original master tapes. The sounds are now more evident thanks to our superb mastering. When it comes to bringing you closer to the music and the truth of what happens in the recording studio, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab remains unsurpassed.

The disc is housed in a single pocket mini-LP style cardboard gatefold sleeve. Comes without a booklet.

Limited edition of 3,000.

Made in Austria. (Disc is incorrectly listed as being made in Germany on the release.)
Cardboard sleeve and paperwork made in U.S.A.
Packaged in the U.S.A.

© 2023 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Inc.
Originally released in 1969.


  1. Wearin' That Loved On Look
  2. Only the Strong Survive
  3. I'll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms)
  4. Long Black Limousine
  5. It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'
  6. I'm Movin' On
  7. Power of My Love
  8. Gentle on My Mind
  9. After Loving You
  10. True Love Travels on a Gravel Road
  11. Any Day Now
  12. In the Ghetto

Bonus Track

13.Suspicious Minds

Recording information:

Title: From Elvis In Memphis
Artist: Elvis Presley
Genre: Pop-Rock
Media: 1x UltraDisc UHR Hybrid SACD Stereo DSD256, Limited, Numbered, Remastered, . Playable on SACD player or standard CD player. Original Master Recording. Sourced From The Original Analog Master Tapes For Audiophile Sonics. Mastered by Rob LoVerde @ Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab on The Gain HD System.
Label: MoFi - Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Cat#: UDSACD2215
Released: 18.4.2023 in US
Original release: 1969 by RCA Victor LSP-4155
EAN: 0821797221566
Discogs rel.#: 26885648

SACD recordings carry 2 year warranty if treated properly. No returns of used product.