Offered for sale is a still sealed digitally remastered mono pressing of Elvis’ Golden Records Vol 2. by Elvis Presley, complete with the original “obi” banner.
This album is also known as 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong: Elvis’ Golden Records Vol. 2.
About this copy: This copy of Elvis’ Golden Records Vol 2 is a 1984 pressing on the RCA label of an album that was originally released in 1959.
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” banner reads, “A Collectible – The Definitive Rock Classic Restored To Original Mono Digitally Remastered Quality Pressing On Heavy Virgin Vinyl.”
The “obi” is fully intact with no tears. There is a sticker on the wrap indicating that it was imported from the United States, as this particular copy was originally sold in Canada, though it is a U.S. pressing.
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 March, 1958, Elvis’ Golden Records was the first compilation album by Elvis Presley.
The album reached #31 on the U.S. charts and has sold more than one million copies.
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.
The release of this album, seen in its proper historical context, is an indicator of just how bright Elvis Presley’s star shone in the late ’50s. His first hits collection was issued in March 1958, on the eve of his going into the Army; his second was the first “volume two” greatest-hits album ever issued on a rock & roll star, appearing weeks ahead of his leaving the Army in March 1960. Anyone who buys the notion that Elvis was “tamed” during his first years at RCA will find revelation in “A Big Hunk of Love,” “I Need Your Love Tonight,” and “I Got Stung,” some of the greatest pieces of hard rock & roll that the King ever cut — and all were recorded in the midst of Elvis’ stay in the Army, in a hastily arranged session in Nashville during June 1958. By this time, his voice was becoming one of the finest instruments in rock & roll, his idolization of Dean Martin and other popular singers paying off with a degree of control and articulation that his rivals could only envy, and it’s all laid out here on what are still some pretty hard-rocking sides.
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