RCA/Legacy Celebrates Elvis Presley's 81st Birthday With 60-CD Box Set Retrospective
January 6, 2016 at 12:43 PM (PT)
In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the release of ELVIS PRESLEY’s first album for RCA RECORDS (and what would've been his 81st birthday on JANUARY 8th), SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT's LEGACY RECORDINGS will release "ELVIS PRESLEY - The Album Collection," a monumental 60-CD limited edition box set anthology, on MARCH 18th.
The album is available for pre-order now here.
"ELVIS PRESLEY," the singer's first album for RCA VICTOR, was released on MARCH 23rd, 1956, with its successor, "ELVIS," following in OCTOBER 1956. Both albums reached #1 on the U.S. charts and achieved RIAA Platinum status.
"ELVIS PRESLEY - The Album Collection" includes titles recorded and released by RCA during the artist’s lifelong association with the label. The deluxe set features his fabled SUN SESSIONS (recorded 1954 and 1955 at SUN STUDIO in MEMPHIS, prior to PRESLEY's signing with RCA), his first RCA sessions (JANUARY 10th, 1956), and significant official ELVIS album releases including studio, soundtrack and live titles in addition to compilations featuring unreleased songs or tracks new to the LP format.
The original album packaging has been meticulously restored for each of the discs included in the box set. Details include gatefold/die cut sleeves, original RCA VICTOR inserts and stickers, CD labels replicating original Side 1 labels and more, with a 300-page fully illustrated hard cover book featuring insightful commentary penned by PRESLEY scholar JOHN JACKSON, discographies and recording session details (dates, locations, personnel, etc.) and more.
As an added bonus, the package includes three CDs of essential rare tracks, each volume devoted to one of the decades -- the '50s, '60s '70s.