Offered for sale is a still sealed digitally remastered mono pressing of Elvis, the second album by Elvis Presley, complete with the original “obi” banner.
About this copy: This copy of Elvis is a 1984 pressing on the RCA label of an album that was originally released in 1956.
As the record is still sealed, the disc is presumably new and unplayed.
The wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears, or holes. The “obi” is fully intact with no tears.
The “obi” banner reads, “A Collectible – The Definitive Rock Classic Restored To Original Mono Digitally Remastered Quality Pressing On Heavy Virgin Vinyl.”
A bonus photo card is included that lists other Elvis titles that were for sale at the time.
A nice copy of a classic LP that is very difficult to find complete, as the banner was usually discarded after purchase.
Background: Released in October, 1956, Elvis was the second album by Elvis Presley.
The album reached #1 on the U.S. charts and remains one of the most significant releases in rock history.
The album was originally released in mono, but in the late 1950s, a rechanneled stereo version became available for stereo buyers. This version added a lot of reverb and sounded terrible compared to the original mono.
When mono albums were discontinued in 1968, the “fake stereo” version of this album was the only version available for purchase.
In 1984, RCA Records finally reissued the album in the original mono and pressed the records on high-quality virgin vinyl. These releases had a banner, similar to the “obi” found on Japanese releases, that advertised the albums virtues.
If Elvis isn’t quite as important historically as the Elvis Presley album that preceded it, that’s only because it came second — musically, it’s a more confident and bolder work than his debut, and in any other artist’s output it would have been considered a crowning achievement. At the sessions for his first album, the singer and all concerned were treading into unmapped territory and not sure what they were doing or if they were ready for it — by September of 1956, when the three days of sessions behind the Elvis album took place, he was on top, a national phenomenon of a kind that hadn’t been seen in music since Frank Sinatra a dozen years earlier, and he had some more experience recording. And with that confidence came better singing.
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|Year of Release:||1984|