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'The Beat Is Back' CD (Kansas City, MO, April 21st, 1976)

Expected soon is our new 2CD set titled 'The Beat Is Back' (label E.P. Collector, catalogue number EPC 2016-06), recorded live from the audience in Kansas City, MO, April 21st, 1976. As per the March 1976 tour, the April tour was a short one - Elvis played just 8 shows in 7 days - but only 3 days after tour closing in Spokane, Elvis started his last-ever season in Lake Tahoe.

Kurt Russell Recalls His Encounter With Elvis Presley

When Kurt Russell first started his career, he appeared in a number of television shows and supporting roles in a couple of movies. Not many people realize this, but when Kurt Russell was 10 years old, he was able to act alongside the King himself, Elvis Presley in 'It Happened at the World's Fair'. 'It was my first brush with a real celebrity. I've never seen anything having to do with a real celebrity before. I didn't really know who Elvis Presley was. I was a 10 year old kid. I knew Elvis Presley was a name that everybody knew. If I'd seen him, I didn't know it. I wasn't into music and I didn't listen to music that much. So the first time he came on the set, a car went on the set, round 100's of women just broke through there and jumped on his car. We were all staring and I was thinking what's going on there.
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Interview with Barbara Gray who reveals a 55 year old secret

If you're a fan of Elvis Presley, you certainly know the photograph entitled 'The Kiss'. The famous June 30, 1956 black-and-white photo features 'The King' smooching with a mysterious and unidentified woman. The photo became iconic; but even the photographer, Alfred Wertheimer, didn't know who the girl was. Her name, if not her image, remained unknown for years. Who she was remained a mystery. Until now ...
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Review : Elvis : New Years Eve 1976 FTD CD

If this is ultimately Elvis' good-bye benediction, it's a testament worth hearing again and again. All you need is love. At least the hardcore Elvis fan can enjoy, for the first time ever, a complete December 31, 1976 version of 'Can't Help Falling In Love'. In the final analysis, if you do not possess a copy of this legendary Presley event, the FTD set is a reasonable, if not definitive, place to find it.
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Record Review : The Complete Louisiana Hayride Archives 1954-1956 RSD 2 LP

Memphis Recording Service (MRS) released 'The Complete Louisiana Hayride Archives 1954-1956' as a limited edition 1000 copies only double vinyl LP Record for 'Record Store Day' (RSD) April 16, 2016. The first thing that immediately strikes you with this latest package from MRS is the high-quality that MRS releases have now become famous for. 'The Complete Louisiana Hayride Archives 1954-1956' is a gorgeous 24 page Gatefold with many rare and unreleased photographs. It contains extensive linear notes, with informative and historical facts on Elvis' time with the Louisiana Hayride. This double LP focus' on one of the earliest parts of Elvis' career ... perhaps one of the most important parts of Elvis' career. As fine a release as the CD version was, it just can't compete with a 12 inch by 12 inch 24 page booklet!

Elvis On Tour : The Standing Room Only Tapes 4 CD Set

Elvis On Tour : The Standing Room Only Tapes is a new exclusive Magnetic 4 CD set featuring The Standing Room Only Tapes rehearsals recorded in March and April 1972. These rehearsals are presented here in their best sound quality available, and for the very first time reunited in a single box-set with a nice booklet featuring related pictures, paperwork and memorabilia.
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'Elvis on Television 1956-1960 Hardback Book (in Slipcase) from Boxcar

'Elvis on Television 1956-1960' celebrates Elvis' first appearance on national television. Released by Boxcar Enterprises this is a LIMITED EDITION 400-page hardcover book (with slipcase), a comprehensive illustration of Elvis Presley's early television appearances. Supported by a fully comprehensive text, (by Gordon Minto) collected here are scores of historical documents, memorabilia and hundreds of rare photographs - many of which have never before been published. This book will captivate the reader throughout, and is the most detailed document on the history of Elvis on Television from 1956-60. The Book is expected to be released June 20th 2016.
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Hilton Showroom Volume 3 | Opening Night At Lake tahoe | Still Stirring Passions

AudiRec proudly presents: ELVIS – HILTON SHOWROOM VOLUME 3 – a brandnew CD which will be released shortly. It includes an audience recording of the complete and so far unreleased performance from December 6, 1975 (Dinner Show). With this CD release Elvis Collectors should now be able to own every single show from Elvis' second to last Las Vegas engagement on 'real' factory-pressed CD's.

Songwriter Layng Martine recalls writing 'Way Down', Elvis' last hit

'Way Down' song-writer, Layng Martine Jr. remembers being in seventh grade and hearing one of Elvis Presley's earliest singles on the radio. 'It changed my entire life', he says. Two decades later, the Nashville songwriter wrote a hit for Elvis - which ended up being the final single released before his death in 1977. He remembered writing the song, and learning of Elvis' death, in a conversation with Bart Herbison of Nashville Songwriters Association International.
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Record Review : Elvis, Showroom Internationale 'Record Store Day' 2 LP

'Legacy Records' Elvis Presley 'Record Store Day' release for 2014 was, 'Showroom Internationale', a special numbered 2 x LP deluxe gatefold (picture below) pressed on 180G vinyl and is one of the best 'RSD' offerings so far. This show was recorded on August 12, 1970 at the Dinner Show concert when Elvis was filming the documentary 'That's the Way It Is'. This is Elvis performing at an absolute peak of his vocal prowess. The sound quality on this 17-track double LP is as stellar as is the selection here making this a must-have!

'Elvis On Television 1956-1960 The Complete Soundtrack Recordings' 2CD set (MRS)

Continuing celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of Elvis' first appearance on national television, Memphis Recording Service will release a 2CD/100-page set titled 'Elvis On Television 1956-1960 The Complete Soundtrack Recordings' on June 26th 2016. The recordings contain the complete archival recordings of Elvis Presley's television appearances from 1956-60. For the first time ever, these tracks been painstakingly remastered and restored. Fans who have enjoyed our previous mastered works will be pleased to know that our restoration techniques have now been applied these historical television soundtrack recordings. The quality of these recordings are now far superior than ever released before. The recordings contain all song tracks, comedy sketch routines and interviews including the extended Wink Martindale dialogue with Dewey Phillips. The 100-page book is a chronological photo journey following Elvis from the very first in 1956, to his appearance on The Frank Sinatra show in 1960. It contains liner notes accompanied by many rare and new unpublished photographs. Accompanies 'Elvis on Television 1956-1960' Book.
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Elvis in Florida 1955

ElvisScotty and Bill played the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach, Florida, for the first time on May 7, 1955 while on a tour with Hank Snow that had started in New Orleans on May 1st, and was for nearly three weeks touring with almost every day a show. According to writer Peter Guralnick, they met Mae Boren Axton, publicist for the Florida leg of the tour, at the first Florida date, in Daytona Beach. Mae would later co-write 'Heartbreak Hotel' with Tommy Durden which would be Elvis' first recording with RCA and ultimately his first Gold record. On the recent MRS boxset 'Elvis: Live In The 50's' is an interview with Mae Axton and Elvis.

Video : We Remember The King (Johnny Cash / Class Of '55)

View an all star tribute to Elvis Presley. 'We Remember The King', Johnny Cash singing lead vocal and backed by Roy OrbisonJerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. (Not a bad group hey!! From the 1986 reunion 'Class Of '55'. The 'Class Of '55' was a CD release in 1986, however it was also filmed by Dick Clark and broadcast on US TV in 1989, the album billed as a 'Rock 'N' Roll Homecoming' also remembered Elvis in other songs, but stands in its own right as a classic album full of solid performances.
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Sony Legacy planning 40th anniversary Graceland Sessions Release

In a recent interview, Sony Legacy senior vice president, A&R John Jackson revealed that Sony Legacy are already planning some releases for 2017, the 40th anniversary of Presley's death. 'We've got some interesting ideas', he admits. 'The 40th anniversary of some of the last (1976) recordings he made is coming up, so we're toying with the idea of how to best present those. NOW, we can reveal that some members of Elvis' TCB Band are at work in Memphis. They worked in secret on a special project in the recording studio 'Sam Phillips Recording', located on Madison Avenue. Also the people from Sony Music Entertainment were present, and Ernst Jorgensen, the major driving force behind the many products of 'Follow That Dream (FTD)'.
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'Elvis Presley : The Album Collection': How the 60-Disc Box Set Was Assembled

March 23 marked the 60th anniversary of the self-titled debut RCA album from Elvis Presley. To commemorate that occasion, Legacy Recordings released the most comprehensive Presley collection yet. Titled Elvis Presley - The Album Collection, the 60-disc set spans the entire run of his 21 years with the label. Sony Legacy senior vice president, A&R John Jackson talked to Billboard concerning the thought process of assembling the set. 'The way we decided to approach this package -- because we have done similar things for other artists, such as Johnny Cash and Ronnie Milsap -- was to recreate the original albums. Now, the definition of what an original album is on Elvis becomes tricky because there's been so many collections and compilations of things that were released during his lifetime, and of course, a gazillion since then. What we decided to do was hone it down to what would be considered a new album with some new material on it that was released during his lifetime -- the first place that a song appeared on a long playing record while he was alive', Jackson said ...
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Released : The Elvis Presley Movie Album : Original Mono Masters CD

Elvis One proudly presents The Elvis Presley Movie Album : Original Mono Masters CD containing 34 masters from Elvis Presley as original released in mono on his albums, EPs and singles from 1956 to 1962. Many of the later released versions on CD are different to the versions as original released, like the master of 'I Want To Break Free' (as appeared on the 'Jailhouse Rock' EP), 'Dixieland Rock' (as appeared on the 'King Creole' EP), the extended master of 'Tonight's All Right For Love' (released on a German vinyl single), the album master of 'Didja' Ever', and the original mono masters of 'A Whistling Tune', 'Home Is Where The Heart Is', 'I Got Lucky' and 'King Of The Whole Wide World' (as appeared on the 'Kid Galahad' EP). All these songs as original released, including all Elvis' movie songs released on singles from 1956 to 1962 now for the first time together on one great new CD! Click to Click to view the video view the video.
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Released : 'Elvis 25' Special Deluxe Edition 2 CD and single CD Regular Special Edition

Elvis One proudly presents 'Elvis 25'. This special edition from The Bootleg Series is available as a Special Deluxe Edition (2 CDs) and a single CD Regular Special EditionThe Special Deluxe Edition contains all masters from March 20-21 and April 3-5 1960 in original Mono and Stereo sound. As well as outtakes and alternate versions from these legendary studio sessions PLUS Elvis at 'The Frank Sinatra – Timex Show' March 26, 1960, including Elvis' duet with Frank Sinatra 'Witchcraft / Love Me Tender' (unedited – with reprise.) Also including is a 16 pages booklet with photos and recording information.
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'The Complete Louisiana Hayride Archives 1954-1956' 2 LP Vinyl for RSD

Memphis Recording Service (MRS) have released 'The Complete Louisiana Hayride Archives 1954-1956' as a limited edition 1000 copies only double vinyl LP Record for 'Record Store Day' (RSD). This Limited Edition 180 gram 2 LP set contains for the first time ever, the complete archival live recordings of the Louisiana Hayride by Elvis Presley from 1954-1956 on vinyl. All of the 33 tracks herein are re-mastered using the most sophisticated technology and include recently discovered material, including a live version of 'I Forgot to Remember to Forget' and a brand new song 'Little Mama', released for the first time ever on vinyl. The bonus 24 page booklet has many rare and unreleased photographs. It contains extensive linear notes, with informative and historical facts on Elvis' time with the Louisiana Hayride.
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Freddy Bienstock : Music Publishing and Elvis Presley

Although Freddy Bienstock is not a household name, he is famous to many as the music publisher and plugger for Elvis Presley. But still, even to Elvis fans, he is something of a mystery figure. We know about James BurtonScotty MooreRed West and Colonel Parker, but who can tell you much about Freddy Bienstock? And yet look in the index of any Elvis Presley biography and you will find references to him. He runs through Peter Guralnick's definitive biographies, and, quite clearly, he is an essential component in the Elvis story. Just how important becomes clear when he said, quite matter of factly, 'For the first 12 years of Elvis' career with RCA, he wouldn't look at a song unless I had seen it first'.
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Elvis' Humor: Girls, Guns & Guitars

'Elvis Humor' is a biography of Elvis' top 290 comic moments. The King of rock and roll is for the first time revealed as the King of humor. Girls, guns, guitars, morgues, one-way mirrors, fleets of gifts, duping the U.S. President, chimpanzee sex, charade assassins, and water pistol fights are the deepest insights into the real Elvis. Presley had a thoughtful, comprehensive sense of humor, as detailed in the first chapter 'The Psychology of Elvis' Humor'. The best comic moments of his life follow.
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Review : Elvis : Hot August Night : August 25, 1969 : Midnight Show

Elvis was in fine form on this 'Hot August Night' of the 25th of August 1969, a performance perhaps never to be beaten. For those that only read the summery of reviews, I can be quite clear, this concert is without doubt the best live recording released to-date of Elvis Presley in 1969, and is one of the best concerts Elvis Presley ever performed - both in sound quality and performance! Why? I could say, listen to it and you will agree, but I offer you an interesting fact, it was from this concert that RCA chose to use seven (7) of the tracks to make up the original 12 track 'Elvis In Person' album in 1969. This is 58% of the albums tracks. And this is from the good number of concerts recorded of which several have been released on CD by FTD. So crystal clear stereo sound and a great performance.
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Kurt Russell and Elvis Presley

Kurt Russell began his film career at the age of 10 in an uncredited part as in Elvis Presley's It Happened At The World's Fair. A favorite scene in the movie is when a ten-year-old Kurt Russell is paid by Elvis' character to kick him in the shins.  Little did anyone dream that years later the same Kurt Russell would play Elvis in the made for TV move 'Elvis' and receive an Outstanding Lead Actor Emmy nomination for his portrayal.
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FTD are re-pressing the following 'Sold Out' Titles

FTD are pleased to announce that the following items are being re-pressed. It's hoped that some will be available for the new release ship out. The MOST notable are, Sold OutHot August Night and The On Stage Season. The other titles; FTD 94 Elvis (Fool), FTD 125 Elvis (2nd Album), FTD 131 Flaming Star, FTD 134 King Creole, FTD 137 Live A Little, Love A Little, and FTD 128 The Return To Vegas. in vinyl, FTD advise that all catalogue Vinyl is sold out except the latest release, FTD 312 'He Touched Me : The Recording Sessions'. (ALL these titles can be ordered from ElvisPresleyShop.com).
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Follow That Dream (FTD) will issue 3 new releases in May

Follow That Dream (FTD) will issue 3 new releases in May. There are 2 double CD releases, 'ELVIS - NBC-TV Special' (2-CD) in the Classic Album (7") Series, 'Las Vegas 1975' double soundboard CD in the FTD Soundboard Concert (5") Series, and a special limited edition vinyl release, 'King Creole - The Mono Monitor Mixes'. (1x LP 180 gram Clear Vinyl Hand Numbered Limited Edition). Pre-order now.
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Charlie, Bring Me The Request Box!

Out shortly will be Straight Arrow's 5-CD box release 'Charlie, Bring Me The Request Box!' (SA/SB 2016-01-02), featuring the complete Elvis Presley August 1975 Summer Festival. It was shortest ever Elvis Las Vegas season-after just 5 concerts, the rest of the season was cancelled due to health issues.
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'ELVIS - NBC-TV Special' 2-CD from FTD

Follow That Dream (FTD) will release in May, 'ELVIS - NBC-TV Special' (2-CD Classic Album (7") Series).
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'Las Vegas 1975' double soundboard CD from FTD

Follow That Dream (FTD) will releases in May, 'Las Vegas 1975' a double soundboard CD in the FTD Soundboard Concert (5") Series, along with two other titles.
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John Lee Hooker talks about Elvis Presley and sings his song 'Tupelo'

Tupelo is a city in the state of Mississippi, which is best known for being the birthplace of Elvis Presley. John Lee Hooker recorded the original version of the song, 'Tupelo' in 1959, which chronicles a flood in Tupelo, 20 years previously. Said Hooker: 'People never forgot it. So when I grew up and got famous, I wrote about it and it brought back memories to a lot of people'. Inspired by John Lee Hooker's song, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds reworked it as 'Tupelo,' combining imagery of the flood with memories of Elvis Presley. It was released on the Bad Seeds 1985 album The Firstborn is Dead. Here Johm Lee Hooker talks about Elvis, and sings the song 'Tupelo'.
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Elvis Presley Magnolia Gardens August 7, 1955

In the afternoon, Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, and Bill Black performed in Houston at the Magnolia Gardens (afternoon show), 12044 Beach Street, Houston, Texas. There was actually an ad for this appearance at the time, were in the audience that day and Jim and Lois Robertson were trying out a new 8mm home movie camera with color. They didn't really know of Elvis at the time and Lois Robertson only seemed to recall about 20 to 25 people in attendance. She filmed parts of the performance and after the color film was developed the Robertsons watched it once or twice, then put it away.
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Elvis Presley In Hawaii 1957 : Complete Footage with overdubbed Audio

View color film of Elvis Presley live in Hawaii 1957, complete footage with overdubbed audio.
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Rick Springfield on meeting Elvis in 1972

I met Elvis on a plane, in 1972. My manager, actually, at the time, was Steve Binder, who directed the Elvis comeback special for NBC. So I was going back and forth from Australia because I didn't have a permanent visa, so I had to fly back and get another visitor's visa and fly back to America. I was doing that for a while. I got on the plane one time and I was in the back of the bus but I walked past the first-class section - it was stopping in Hawaii because he was going to Hawaii - and there was Elvis ...
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Elvis thrilled Tulsa teens at fairgrounds April 18, 1956

If you were a teenage girl living in the Tulsa area on April 18, 1956, chances are you were screaming your head off at the fairgrounds Pavilion. 'Presley Leaves 'Em Limp - 8,000 Squeal at 1st Show', read the headline in the Tulsa World the next day. Elvis was a 21-year-old singer and former truck driver who performed two 'frenetic' Tulsa shows, 60 years ago next month. Most of the tickets were $1 each.
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Trailer : Elvis Encore Performance Volume V Hardcover Book from JAT

Elvis Encore Performance Volume V. This special series of photo journals started in 1990 with Volume I and continues with the 2016 release of Volume V. A hardback book which contains over 125 images, reviews, and documents following Elvis through much of his March/April 1957 tour. Many images from Chicago will finally stem from the original negatives and are stunning. More unpublished photos are shown throughout the book featuring both concert and candid images. View the Trailer.
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Blue Miami and Too Big For Texas - are you ready for Clambake?

Blue Miami and Too Big For Texas - are you ready for Clambake? This new release will give you a deep inside look upon the making of Elvis' 25th movie Clambake. This beautifully designed hardcover book with over 400 pages contains more than 600 pictures. Most of them never published before and in fantastic colors. Get a glimpse behind the scenes through well researched information about the movie and the actors, anecdotes from the set, the movie's recording sessions, the Clambake discography plus a large selection of memorabilia from around the world. The book also contains a reproduction of the original movie script.
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Review : The Jungle Room Sessions CD

'The Jungle Room Sessions', the 4th volume from the Follow That Dream label. And let it be said loud and clear from the start, that it was indeed worth the wait as this is a magnificent album and by far the best Follow That Dream release so far. The album contains all the songs recorded by Elvis in his final two studio recording sessions, which took place in the so called Jungle Room at Graceland (hence the title) on February 2-7 and on October 29-30, 1976, which were originally released on the albums From Elvis Presley Boulevard and Moody Blue. Sixteen complete songs plus one instrumental track plus a little, or perhaps more like a very big surprise! Of the sixteen complete tracks, thirteen are previously unreleased, alternate takes, and as such without overdubs, which in this case makes a very big difference.
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'Definitive Rare Elvis Live Collection 4 CD box-set

Coming soon: 'Definitive Rare Elvis Live Collection' a limited numbered edition 4 CD box-set with only 400 copies made. Contains 2x CD Soundboard Recordings and 2x CD Audience Recordings.
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'Elvis '70 Bringing Him Back Again' Hardcover Book from JAT

'Elvis '70 Bringing Him Back Again' is a new book which picks up where the best selling 'Elvis In the Dome' ends from March 1970 to January 1st 1971. This journal will feature newly discovered and unbelievable photos from 'Elvis That's the Way It Is' and from the June Nashville recording sessions, also unreleased concert photos exclusive to this book from September to November.
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'Still Wielding The Old Magic!' CD | DVD | Double Vinyl Soundboard Box Set

VV records, presents a 400 copy only CD, DVD and double Vinyl LP box set, : 'Still Wielding The Old Magic!', a limited edition box set housed in a deluxe 350 grams gatefold sleeve that includes: - a double vinyl edition of the album with the remastered show from Richmond April 10, 1972  - a CD with an unreleased show from Buffalo April 5, 1972 - a DVD with the remastered show from Hampton Road April 09, 1972.

Live In The 50's : The Complete Tour Recordings 2 LP Vinyl Record for RSD

Memphis Recording Service (MRS) will release 'Live In The 50's - The Complete Tour Recordings' as a limited edition 1000 copies only double vinyl LP Record for 'Record Store Day' (RSD) in April. This limited edition 180 gram 2 LP set contains for the first time ever, the complete archival live tour recordings of the 1950's by Elvis Presley. All of the 34 tracks are re-mastered using the most sophisticated technology and includes a bonus track of recently discovered material. The bonus 24 page gatefold photo album has many rare and unreleased photographs and every show listing (including the Louisiana Hayride) of the 1950's.
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Such A Night In Pearl Harbor 2 LP Vinyl Record from MRS for RSD

Memphis Recording Service (MRS) will release 'Such A Night In Pearl Harbor' as a limited edition 1000 copies only double vinyl LP Record for 'Record Store Day' (RSD) in April. At the same time MRS will release, also for 'Record Store Day' 'The Complete Louisiana Hayride Archives 1954-1956' double LP and 'Live In The 50's - The Complete Tour Recordings' double LP, both also limited to 1000 copies.
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