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A BOY FROM TUPELO BUDGET & VINYL EDITIONS
May 31,  2017   -    Tony (News Hound-Dog) Stuchbury  /  Elvis Express Radio
As the 40th Anniversary of Elvis' passing fast approaches, there is still no big release announcement.  

But our News Hound-Dog, Tony Stuchbury noticed via Amazon Germany what looks like a budget release of the excellent FTD box set 'A BOY FROM TUPELO', plus a special vinyl
edition containing the SUN Masters. 'A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-55 Recordings', covered Elvis' highly influential SUN Records era, now looks like it will be given a main
label reissue.

First released on the FTD collectors label back in 2012, the set took more than 10 years to produce and contained a fantastic 512 page book that gave fans the most detailed
day-by-day look at Elvis' activities during his time at Sun Records. Apart from all the detailed information, the book is packed with hundreds of never before seen and rare photos,
along with 3 CDs featuring all known masters, outtakes, acetates, radio and live performances all being superbly remastered. The set only had a limited print run of 5000 and has
become one of the most sort after sets by collectors around the world.

Just weeks after the release of the most complete Sun set ever, a private collector of wire recordings, who was not even an Elvis fan, discovered a previously unreleased and
unknown live recording from the Louisiana Hayride of 'I Forgot To Remember To Forget', making the new Sun set no longer "complete".

So, now with the news that seems to suggest there is to be a Legacy style release, it must surely a no-brainer to include the live 'I Forgot To Remember To Forget' for the first time
officially. We'll just have to see once the track listing is announced.

It seems that a re-issue of 'A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings' was planned back in 2013, but was evidently shelved to make way for the excellent
Sony/Legacy release 'Elvis At Stax'.

ON VINYL
Also advertised on Amazon Germany is a 12" vinyl release of 'A Boy From Tupelo: The SUN Masters', which again we don't yet have a tracklisting for, but at least to be included will
be the 10 songs that make up Elvis' 5 Sun singles along with the masters. This new vinyl album may well include all 19 tracks as included on the 2004 album, 'Elvis At Sun'.

EER will bring you a full tracklisting as we get them.

Release date for both collections is set for July 28, 2017
         

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