Elvis Presley – Elvis Is Back! (1960/2012) DSF DSD64

Elvis Presley – Elvis Is Back! (1960/2012)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 32:26 minutes | 1,29 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Digital Booklet | © RCA Records

Although they have common recording origins, two of the three singles, “It’s Now or Never” and “Are You Lonesome Tonight,” were very quirky by the standards of Elvis songs at the time — the former inspired by Elvis’s admiration for Tony Martin’s 1949 hit “There’s No Tomorrow,” while the latter was recorded at the request of Col. Parker as a favor to his wife. They add to the diversity of sounds on this record, which shows a mature Elvis Presley. “Dirty, Dirty Feeling” and “It Feels So Right” showed he could still rock out and challenge authority and propriety, while “Reconsider Baby” and “Like a Baby” offer some of his best blues performances; but “The Thrill of Your Love” (a very gospel-tinged number), “Soldier Boy,” “Girl of My Best Friend,” and “Girl Next Door Went a’ Walking,” also displayed the rich, deep vocalizing that would challenge critics’ expectations of Elvis Presley playing rhythm guitar throughout. He also comes off better than on any of his other albums since arriving at RCA, as a musician as much as a “star” (he’d always had a lot more to say about running his sessions than the critics who loathed his RCA years indicated). ~~AllMusic Review by Bruce Eder


1 Make Me Know It 2:02
2 Fever 3:22
3 The Girl Of My Best Friend 2:21
4 I Will Be Home Again 2:33
5 Dirty, Dirty Feeling 1:34
6 Thrill Of Your Love 3:00
7 Soldier Boy 3:04
8 Such A Night 3:00
9 It Feels So Right 2:09
10 The Girl Next Door 2:12
11 Like A Baby 2:38
12 Reconsider Baby 3:40

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”)

Recorded: March–April 1960, RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original analog master tapes to vinyl and PCM. The DSD was sourced from the PCM. George listened to all of the different A/D converters he had before he chose which to use, and he felt the George Massenburg GML 20 bit A/D produced the best and most synergistic sound for the project.




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