joi, 1 noiembrie 2018

Elvis Presley - Elvis is Back! (Full album 1960)

“Elvis Is Back!” is the fourth studio album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley. It was released by RCA Victor in mono and stereo in April 1960. Recorded over two sessions in March and April, the album marked Presley's return to recording after his discharge from the U.S. Army. It was Presley's first album of new material since “Elvis' Christmas Album” (1957).
In 1957, as Presley's fame was soaring, he received a draft notice from the Memphis Draft Board, but was given a deferment so he could finish his latest film production, King Creole. During Presley's two-year military service in Germany, RCA Victor and Paramount Pictures progressively released material he had completed prior to enlistment. During his last months in the Army, Presley experimented with new sounds and worked on further improving his performance. He also prepared material for his first session in Nashville, which was scheduled to take place upon his return. Presley returned to the United States on March 2, 1960. The singer reunited with his original band The Blue Moon Boys, excepting bassist Bill Black. The first session was held on March 20–21 and the second session was held on April 3–4, completing the album.
“Elvis Is Back!” topped the UK Albums Chart and reached number two in Billboard's Top LP's. Initially, the release received mixed reviews, but over subsequent years its critical reception became progressively more positive. “Elvis is Back!” was certified Gold on July 15, 1999, by the Recording Industry Association of America.

“Elvis is Back!” este al patrulea album de studio al cantaretului si muzicianului American Elvis Presley. A fost lansat de RCA Victor in mono si stereo in aprilie 1960.
Inregistrat in peste doua sesiuni sesiuni in martie si aprilie, albumul a marcat intoarcerea lui Elvis la inregistrari dupa lasarea la vatra din armata Statelor Unite. A fost primul album cu material nou dupa “Elvis Christmas Album” din 1957.
In 1957, cum faima lui Elvis palea, a primit o notificare de la Memphis Draft Board, dar I s-a acordat o amanare, astfel incat a putut termina ultimul film, King Creole. In timpul serviciului military in Germania, RCA Victor si Paramount Pictures au lansat progresiv material pe care Elvis il completase anterior inrolarii. In timpul ultimelor luni in armata, Presley a experimentat noi sunete si a lucrat la imbunatatirile viitoare ale performantei lui. A pregatit de asemenea si material pentru pentru sesiunea din Nashville, care fusese programata sa aiba loc la intoarcerea lui. Presley s-a intors in Statele Unite pe 2 martie 1960. S-a reunit cu trupa lui originala The Blue Moon Boys, mai putin basistul Bill Black. Prima sesiune s-a tinut pe 20-21 martie si a doua pe 3-4 aprilie, completand albumul.
“Elvis is Back!” a atins varful topurilor din chart-ul Marii Britanii si a obtinut locul doi in Billboard’s Top LP’s. Initial, lansarea a primit recenzii mixte, dar in anii ulteriori, recenziile au devenit in mod progresiv mai pozitive.
“Elvis is Back!” a fost certificat cu aur pe 15 iulie 1999 de catre Asociatia Industriei de Inregistrari din America.

List of tracks
1.Make Me Know It » 0:00
2. Fever » 2:00
3. The Girl of My Best Friend » 5:34
4. I Will Be Home Again » 7:58
5. Dirty, Dirty Feeling » 10:33
6. Thrill of Your Love » 12:07
7. Soldier Boy » 15:09
8. Such a Night » 18:15
9. It Feels So Right » 21:15
10. The Girl Next Door Went A’Walking » 23:26
11. Like a Baby » 25:40
12. Reconsider Baby » 28:20

Elvis Presley – vocals, acoustic guitar
Scotty Moore - electric guitar
Hank Garland – electric guitar, electric bass
Floyd Cramer – piano
Bob Moore – double bass
D. J. Fontana – drums
Buddy Harman – drums
The Jordanaires – backing vocals
Boots Randolph – saxophone
Charlie Hodge – backing vocals (on "I Will Be Home Again")