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MRS will release a 2CD/100page book compilation titled ‘MEMPHIS RECORDING SERVICE: THE COMPLETE WORKS 1953 – 1955’ on the 25th November 2016.

The 100-page book chronicles Elvis’ short recording career there, from its humble beginnings (his personal acetate recordings from July 1953 and January 1954) through to the
final Sun sessions in 1955. The full and comprehensive text is complemented by rare photographs and unseen pieces of documentation.

The 2CD’s contain the complete archival studio recordings from 1953- 1955:  Elvis’ personal acetates, the Sun masters, along with rare session outtakes. The tracks have been
painstakingly remastered and restored.

There are many highlights on this new release. All of the newly remastered tracks now sound much clearer and crisper. For instance, ‘That’s All Right’ has been taken from the
‘Mother’ master of the original Sun 45rpm. Also, for the first time on CD, ‘I Forgot to Remember to Forget’ appears without the false bass RCA added to it in the 1980s when
tampering with the master tapes.

The remastering of Elvis’ first acetate recordings –
‘My Happiness’ and ‘That’s When Your Heartaches Begin’ (from July 1953) – has also well exceeded the sound quality
ever achieved before on these primitive recordings. Furthermore, on the outtakes of ‘Blue Moon’, the painstaking audio restoration has removed the overload and studio hum
present on previous issues, and made them sound much better than ever before.  Indeed, all previous erroneous mastering faults and miscalculations have been rectified on this
release, making it the best collection of these seminal recordings thus far.
MEMPHIS RECORDING SERVICE: THE COMPLETE WORKS 1953 - 1955
October 14, 2016  -  The Memphis Recording Service  /  Elvis Express Radio
MEMPHIS RECORDING SERVICE going back to it's earliest projects, Elvis' historic, legendary SUN Studios.
All remastered and restored to their original state. Available as a 2 CD set + 100 page book. Also a limited edition double 12" vinyl set.
TRACKLIST -  'MEMPHIS RECORDING SERVICE: THE COMPLETE WORKS 1953 - 1955
CD1
01. My Happiness (Acetate – Personal Recording)
02. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin (Acetate – Personal Recording)
03. Ill’ Never Stand in Your Way (Acetate – Personal Recording)
04. It Wouldn’t Be the Same Without You (Acetate – Personal Recording)
05. Harbor Lights (Take 3M)
06. I Love You Because
07. That’s All Right (Sun 45rpm Master)
08. Blue Moon of Kentucky
09. Blue Moon (Take 9M)
10. Tomorrow Night
11. I’ll Never Let You Go
12. I Don’t Care if the Sun Don’t Shine (Take 2FS Take 3M)
13. Just Because
14. Good Rockin’ Tonight
15. Milkcow Blues Boogie
16. You’re a Heartbreaker
17. I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone (Take 5M Slow Version)
18. Baby Lets Play House
19. I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone
20. I Forgot to Remember to Forget (RCA false bass removed - First time on CD)
21. Mystery Train
22. Trying to Get to You
23. When It Rains It Really Pours

BONUS TRACKS
24. Shake Rattle and Roll (Acetate–January 6th 1955 Radio Station KDVA Lubbock, TX)
25. Fool, Fool, Fool (Acetate–January 6th 1955 Radio Station KDVA Lubbock, TX)
26. Shake Rattle and Roll Acetate (January 19th 1955 Radio Station WJOI Florence, AL)
27. Mystery Train (HMV 78RPM)

CD2
OUTTAKES & SESSIONS
01. Harbor Lights (Takes 1FS & 2FS & 4)
02. Harbor Lights (Takes 5FS & 6FS & 7 & 8END)
03. I Love You Because (Takes 1FS & 2)
04. I Love You Because (Take 3)
05. I Love You Because (Takes 4FS & 5)
06. That’s All Right (Takes 1-3)
07. Blue Moon of Kentucky (Outtake Part -Slow Tempo Version)
08. Blue Moon (Takes 1FS & 2FS & 3FS & 4)
09. Blue Moon (Take 5)
10. Blue Moon (Takes 6FS & 7FS & 8)
11. I’ll Never Let You Go (Alternate Incomplete Take)
12. I Don’t Care if the Sun Don’t Shine (Mack David)
13. I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone (Take 1)
14. I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone (Take 2)
15. I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone (Takes 3 & 4FS)
16. I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone (Takes 6 & 7END)
17. When It Rains It Really Pours (Takes 1END & 2REH)
18. When It Rains It Really Pours (Takes 3FS & 4FS)
19. When It Rains It Really Pours (Takes 6FS, 7FS & 8LFS)
20. How Do You Think I Feel (Guitar Tape Slap-back Rehearsal’s)
LIMITED EDITION VINYL EDITION
MRS will also release a few weeks after the CD release, a 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl version titled ‘ MEMPHIS RECORDING SERVICE: MASTERS & SESSIONS 1953 – 1955’ with a bonus
4 page photo insert on the 16th December 2016.
Tracklist
SIDE A
SUN SINGLE MASTERS
01. That’s All Right (Sun 45rpm Master)
02. Blue Moon of Kentucky
03. Good Rockin’ Tonight
04. I Don’t Care if the Sun Don’t Shine
05. Milkcow Blues Boogie
06. You’re a Heartbreaker
07. Baby, Let’s Play House
08. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone
09. Mystery Train
10. I Forgot to Remember to Forget

SIDE B
SUN MASTERS
01. Harbor Lights
02. I Love You Because
03. Blue Moon
04. Tomorrow Night
05. I’ll Never Let You Go
06. Just Because
07. I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone (Slow Version)
08. Tryin’ to Get to You
09. When It Rains It Really Pours

SIDE C
PERSONAL RECORDING ACETATES
01. My Happiness (Acetate – Personal Recording August 1953)
02. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin (Acetate – Personal Recording August 1953)
03. Ill’ Never Stand in Your Way (Acetate – Personal Recording 6th January 1954)
04. It Wouldn’t Be the Same Without You (Acetate – Personal Recording 6th January 1954)

SUN TRIAL SESSIONS
05. Harbor Lights (Takes 1FS & 2FS & 4)
06. I Love You Because (Takes 1FS & 2)
07. That’s All Right (Takes 1-3)

BONUS TRACKS (RADIO STATION ACETATES)
08. Shake Rattle and Roll (6th January 1955 Radio Station KDVA Lubbock, TX
09. Fool, Fool, Fool (6th January 1955 Radio Station KDVA Lubbock, TX)

SIDE D
SUN OUTTAKES & SESSIONS
01. Blue Moon of Kentucky (Outake Part -Slow Tempo Version)
02. Blue Moon (Takes 1FS & 2FS & 3FS & 4)
03. Blue Moon (Take 5)
04. Blue Moon) (Takes 6FS & 7FS & 8)
05. I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone (Takes 3 & 4FS)
06. I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone (Takes 6 & 7END)
07. When It Rains It Really Pours (Takes 3FS & 4FS)
08. When It Rains It Really Pours (Takes 6FS, 7FS & 8LFS)