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Elvis Presley Box Set Out Next Month; Springsteen Talks About ‘The King’

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Coming on July 28th will be the Elvis Presley box set, called A Boy From Tupelo – The Complete 1953-55 Recordings. Rolling Stone reported the collection features “every known studio take, live performance and radio appearance ‘The King’ made in that three-year span and is packed with previously unreleased recordings, including a newly discovered live performance of ‘I Forgot To Remember To Forget’ from the Louisiana Hayride on October 29th, 1955.” The package features a 120-page book packed with rare photos and new and exclusive pieces on the tracks and the era they came from. As well as being available as a digital download, a single 12-inch vinyl LP, A Boy From Tupelo: The Sun Masters, will be made available featuring all 17 songs Elvis recorded bat Memphis’ Sun Studio.

During his recent keynote address at Austin’s South By Southwest music festival, Bruce Springsteen spoke about the social change that Elvis sparked upon breaking on the national scene in 1956: “Elvis gave us full access to a new language, a new form of communication, a new way of being, a new way of looking, a new way of thinking about sex, about race, about identity, about life. A new way of being an American, a human being, and a new way of hearing music. Once Elvis came across the airwaves, once he was heard and seen in action, you could not put the genie back in the bottle. After that moment, there was yesterday, and there was today — and there was a red-hot rockabilly forging of a new tomorrow before your very eyes.”

Photo Courtesy of Sun Records

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