Limited edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl 55th Anniversary release of the RCA Victor holiday classic Elvis' Christmas Album by Elvis Presley in all its high fidelity glory. Mastered impeccably from the original monophonic RCA Victor Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray and manufactured at R.T.I., Elvis' Christmas Album includes the original gatefold artwork which includes the ground breaking original gatefold LP cover elements as well a super rare LP booklet with the classic 1957 images from his historic Jailhouse Rock film. We are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined inner sleeve to help keep your Elvis vinyl in mint shape.
Elvis Presley's ... Elvis' Christmas Album ... A history making holiday album from a historic legend, an original monophonic audiophile dream release ... artwork not seen in years ... is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true ... From your friends at Friday Music ... Stay tuned for more Elvis Presley original RCA Record audiophile recordings from Friday Music.
This holiday classic takes off with the rockin' Santa Claus Is Back In Town and followed by the soulful groove of White Christmas. More Elvis favorites follow with his brilliant interpretation of the melancholy ballad I'll Be Home For Christmas and the blues rocker number one single smash Blue Christmas. The album also features a nice helping of gospel standards which Elvis made his own with favorites like (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley and It Is No Secret (What God Can Do), the timeless Silent Night, and of course the heartfelt O Little Town Of Bethlehem. In total, the album showcases twelve important Elvis Presley recordings which have truly gone on to become definitive classics by any measure of popular music.
180 gram vinyl is considered audiophile grade and most new releases and re-releases available today come out in this format. The record is thicker and heavier so it may be less prone to warping over time. Some claim sonic benefits on 180 gram's like better stereo imaging, less noise, wider bandwidth, etc. Another factor is 'virgin' vinyl (often a feature hand in hand with 180 ggam and heavier LPs) which uses no recycled plastic which can contain impurities leading to a noisier record.
Elvis Aaron Presley was born during the Great Depression into a poor family in Mississippi. They moved to Memphis during the early fifties, and as a struggling young truck driver, he cut some demos at Sun Studios as a gift for his beloved mother Gladys. These initial songs, of which he had only paid a few dollars to record, would become the catalyst that would kick start the beginnings of a soon to be worldwide superstar unlike the world has ever known.
The folks at RCA Victor knew that this young fellow named Elvis was destined for superstardom. They quickly bought out his contract and signed the legend to a long-term deal, and his first RCA single Heartbreak Hotel forever etched 'The King Of Rock And Roll' trademark to his name.
From the remainder of the 1950s, Elvis would release several more hit albums and number one singles, star in a couple of box office smash films, and prior to spending time in the Army, he recorded his fourth album and what would become one of the most memorable and best loved Christmas LP's of all time, Elvis' Christmas Album.
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