Elvis Presley: Stereo 57, Essential Elvis Volume 2 - Hybrid SACD

Analogue Productions

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1x Hybrid SACD, Jewel box Pack, Playable on SACD player or standard CD player. Living Stereo Series.
SACD Disc Type:
Analogue Productions Cat#:
2013 in US
Original Release:
1988 Label RCA Victor Cat# PL90250
Elvis Presley
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Now presented in stunning clarity on SACD!

Mastered at Sterling Sound

From the moment Elvis began working with a new song, sound engineer Thorne Norgar had the 15 ips mono tape machine rolling simultaneously with a 2-track protection copy. The machines weren't switched to pause until Elvis was satisfied with the take.

A couple of years before the advent of the stereo LP in mid-1958, major record companies were experimenting with stereophonic recordings, often refered to then as binaural. Studios were using the new Ampex 2-track tape recorders for other purposes, such as for recording session back-ups. But few Elvis fans know how close history came to permanently losing these precious audio glimpses of a young Elvis engrossed in the creative process.

Founded in 1933, Radio Recorders of Los Angeles was the preeminent recording studio of its day, and its director of recording, long-time engineer Thorne Nogar, engineered all of the Elvis sessions from 1955 to 1961. Some of popular music's greatest hits: "Jailhouse Rock," "All Shook Up," "Loving You," and "Teddy Bear," are just a few of the blockbusters that Nogar oversaw Elvis record at the studios, located at 7000 Santa Monica Blvd.

Elvis would be right in the center of everything, at every recording session, Nogar would later recall. "Like with the Jordanaires when he sang, we would set it up with a unidirectional mike, so he would be standing right in front of them, facing them, and they would have their own directional microphone and they would be singing to one another."

The 2-tracks from which this record was pressed could not have sounded better, and there was no one more careful, more experienced and technically skilled to record these historic sessions than Nogar, says Acoustic Sounds' founder and CEO Chad Kassem.



1. I Beg Of You (Take 1)
2. Is It So Strange (Take 1)
3. Have I Told You Lately That I Love (Take 2)
4. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) (Takes 1,2,3)
5. Blueberry Hill (Take 2)
6. Mean Woman Blues (Take 14)
7. There'll Be Peace In The Valley (Takes 2,3)
8. Have I Told You Lately I Love You (Take 6)
9. Blueberry Hill (Take 7)
10. That's When Your Heartaches Begin (Takes 4,5,6)
11. Is It So Strange (Takes 7,11)
12. I Beg Of You (Takes 6,8)
13. Peace In The Valley (Take 7)
14. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (Takes 12,13)
15. I Beg Of You (Take 12)
16. I Believe (Take 4) (Bonus Mono Track)
17. Tell Me Why (Take 5) (Bonus Mono Track)
18. Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do! (Take 9) (Bonus Mono Track)
19. All Shook Up (Take 10) (Bonus Mono Track)
20. Take My Hand, Precious Lord (Take 14) (Bonus Mono Track)

Recording information:

Title: Stereo 57, Essential Elvis Volume 2
Artist: Elvis Presley
Genre: Pop-Rock
Media: 1x Hybrid SACD Stereo , , . Playable on SACD player or standard CD player. Living Stereo Series.
Label: Analogue Productions
Cat#: CAPP057SA
Released: 2013 in US
Original release: 1988 by RCA Victor PL90250
EAN: 0753088105760
Discogs rel.#: 7964991

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