Elvis Presley’s new box set, “Young Man With The Big Beat,” is in stores now! This 5CD collection includes exclusive studio and live recordings, outtakes and interviews, all housed in a 12-inch square box with an amazing 80-page book featuring a day-by-day timeline of Elvis in 1956. Music critics have hailed the set:
“This five-CD box from RCA/Legacy chronicles Presley’s big year in slow motion. All 39 singles released in ’56 are here, including overlooked gems like ‘I Was the One’ and ‘So Glad You’re Mine.’ There also are previously unreleased live performances in Las Vegas (New Frontier Hotel), Little Rock, Ark., and Shreveport, La. But Presley’s annus mirabilis wasn’t a cakewalk. A disc of outtakes—including 12 ‘Lawdy, Miss Clawdy’ attempts—illustrates the creative struggle.”
– The Wall Street Journal
“Given how few interviews he did throughout his career and his not having been a letter writer, we don’t have a lot of Elvis in his own words, so the interviews are especially welcome. He speaks admiringly of Frank Sinatra and recalls a cherished car. The boy from the housing projects is happy that his mother can now go into a store and buy whatever she wants. He’s tough-skinned and open-minded about people not liking his music. It’s the ugly potshots at his fans that he won’t accept. The human being emerging from the interview tapes seems like a pretty decent guy.” – Goldmine Magazine
“It started with the music–with Elvis’s remarkable feel for blues, gospel, rhythm and blues, pop and country and the wild, unbridled energy of the singing and playing–and exploded, when the music moved through his body onstage, with a fury well suited to the Atomic Age. …The heart of the five CD set is the two discs of Original Masters (the first two albums plus the non-album singles). Three other CDs flesh out the story of a landmark year in American music.”
– The Bluegrass Special
Buy your copy today at Elvis1956.com!