Elvis Presley: Stereo 57

Album cover art for upc 753088105760
Label: APO
Catalog: CAPP 057 SA
Format: SACD / CD Hybrid

Elvis Presley

(SACD Hybrid/ Stereo/ DSD)

From the moment Elvis Presley began working on 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 referred to then as binaural. These January 1957 2-track recordings date from sessions at which Presley produced material for two EPs and the soundtrack for the film "Loving You." They're the only known recordings surviving from the pre-stereo era. On this disc, restored and remastered for SACD by Sterling Sound, listeners can hear Presley at work, refining band arrangements and working through the nuances of his vocal performance. For serious Elvis fans and anyone else interested in the creative process, this recording is indispensable.

Price: $42.98