Elvis Presley Young Man With the Big Beat: The Complete '56 Elvis Presley Masters (5-CD)

Young Man With the Big Beat: The Complete '56
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Format: CD  (5 Discs)
Item:  SNYL 793534

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Released: September 27, 2011
  • Label: Sony Legacy

Entertainment Reviews:

Mojo (Publisher) - p.111
4 stars out of 5 -- "All that's really needed to explain 1956 and the arrival of Elvis is 'Heartbreak Hotel.' Its barebones simplicity, haunting yet threatening, acted like a tsunami as far as popular music was concerned."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.100
4 stars out of 5 -- "YOUNG MAN WITH THE BIG BEAT traces 12 months' worth of lighting the touch paper an watching things explode: the screams getting louder with each gig, the country more in thrall to Elvis' alien presence."
Uncut (magazine) - p.95
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] recently unearthed 10-song concert from Shreveport, Elvis' last Louisiana Hayride show, crackles with a weird mix of innocence, invention, and wonder."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Blue Suede Shoes
  • 2.I'm Counting On You
  • 3.I Got a Woman
  • 4.One - Sided Love Affair
  • 5.I Love You Because
  • 6.Just Because
  • 7.Tutti Frutti
  • 8.Trying To Get To You
  • 9.I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)
  • 10.I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')
  • 11.Blue Moon
  • 12.Money Honey
  • 13.Heartbreak Hotel
  • 14.I Was the One
  • 15.My Baby Left Me
  • 16.Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
  • 17.Shake, Rattle and Roll.

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Rip It Up
  • 2.Love Me
  • 3.When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
  • 4.Long Tall Sally
  • 5.First In Line
  • 6.Paralyzed
  • 7.So Glad You're Mine
  • 8.Old Shep
  • 9.Ready Teddy
  • 10.Anyplace is Paradise
  • 11.How's the World Treating You
  • 12.How Do You Think I Feel
  • 13.I Want You, I Love You, I Need You
  • 14.Hound Dog
  • 15.Don't Be Cruel
  • 16.Any Way You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)
  • 17.Too Much
  • 18.Playing For Keeps
  • 19.Love Me Tender
  • 20.Let Me
  • 21.Poor Boy
  • 22.We're Gonna Move.

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Heartbreak Hotel
  • 2.Long Tall Sally
  • 3.Blue Suede Shoes
  • 4.Money Honey
  • 5.Heartbreak Hotel
  • 6.Long Tall Sally
  • 7.I Was the One
  • 8.Money Honey
  • 9.I Got a Woman
  • 10.Blue Suede Shoes
  • 11.Hound Dog
  • 12.Heartbreak Hotel
  • 13.Long Tall Sally
  • 14.I Was the One
  • 15.Love Me Tender
  • 16.Don't Be Cruel
  • 17.Love Me
  • 18.I Got a Woman
  • 19.When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
  • 20.Paralyzed
  • 21.Hound Dog

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.I Got a Woman [Take Unkown] [Take]
  • 2.Heartbreak Hotel [Take 6] [Take]
  • 3.I'm Counting On You [Take 13] [Take]
  • 4.I Was the One [Take 2] [Take]
  • 5.Lawdy, Miss Clawdy [Take 1] [Take]
  • 6.Lawdy, Miss Clawdy [Take 3] [Take]
  • 7.Lawdy, Miss Clawdy [Take 4] [Take]
  • 8.Lawdy, Miss Clawdy [Take 5] [Take]
  • 9.Lawdy, Miss Clawdy [Take 6] [Take]
  • 10.Lawdy, Miss Clawdy [Takes 7, 8, 9] [Take]
  • 11.Lawdy, Miss Clawdy [Take 10 (Master)] [Take]
  • 12.Lawdy, Miss Clawdy [Takes 11, 12] [Take]
  • 13.Shake, Rattle and Roll [Takes 1, 2] [Take]
  • 14.Shake, Rattle and Roll [Takes 3, 4, 5, 6] [Take]
  • 15.Shake, Rattle and Roll [Take 8] [Take]
  • 16.Shake, Rattle and Roll [Takes 9, 10, 11, 12, 12 (Undubbed Master)] [Tak
  • 17.The Complete Warwick Hotel Interview By Robert Brown, New York, N. Y., M

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.The Complete TV Guide Presents Elvis Interview (Elvis Interviewed By Pa
  • 2.Colonel Parker and Oscar Davis (Interviewed By Paul Wilder Backstage At
  • 3.The Truth About Me (Original Spoken Word 45 Rpm Disc Included In Teen P
  • 4.The Truth About Me Interview (Recorded On the Set of Love Me Tender, Au
  • 5.Victrola Radio Ad 1
  • 6.Victrola Radio Ad 2

Product Description:

Liner Note Authors: Ernst Mikael Jorgensen; Roger Semon.
Recording information: Fox Stage 1, Hollywood (01/10/1956); Hollywood, CA (01/10/1956); Polk Theater, Lakeland, FL (01/10/1956); Radio Recorders, Hollywood (01/10/1956); RCA Studio, Nashville (01/10/1956); RCA Studio, NY (01/10/1956); RCA Studios, Nashville (01/10/1956); RCA Studios, NY (01/10/1956); Sun Studio, Memphis (01/10/1956); The Hirsch Youth Center, Louisiana Fairgrounds, Shrevep (01/10/1956); The New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, NV (01/10/1956); The Robinson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, AR (01/10/1956); The Warwick Hotel, New York, NY (01/10/1956); Fox Stage 1, Hollywood (01/11/1956); Hollywood, CA (01/11/1956); Polk Theater, Lakeland, FL (01/11/1956); Radio Recorders, Hollywood (01/11/1956); RCA Studio, Nashville (01/11/1956); RCA Studio, NY (01/11/1956); RCA Studios, Nashville (01/11/1956); RCA Studios, NY (01/11/1956); Sun Studio, Memphis (01/11/1956); The Hirsch Youth Center, Louisiana Fairgrounds, Shrevep (01/11/1956); The New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, NV (01/11/1956); The Robinson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, AR (01/11/1956); The Warwick Hotel, New York, NY (01/11/1956); Fox Stage 1, Hollywood (01/30/1956-01/31/1956); Hollywood, CA (01/30/1956-01/31/1956); Polk Theater, Lakeland, FL (01/30/1956-01/31/1956); Radio Recorders, Hollywood (01/30/1956-01/31/1956); RCA Studio, Nashville (01/30/1956-01/31/1956); RCA Studio, NY (01/30/1956-01/31/1956); RCA Studios, Nashville (01/30/1956-01/31/1956); RCA Studios, NY (01/30/1956-01/31/1956); Sun Studio, Memphis (01/30/1956-01/31/1956); The Hirsch Youth Center, Louisiana Fairgrounds, Shrevep (01/30/1956-01/31/1956); The New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, NV (01/30/1956-01/31/1956); The Robinson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, AR (01/30/1956-01/31/1956); The Warwick Hotel, New York, NY (01/30/1956-01/31/1956); Fox Stage 1, Hollywood (02/03/1956); Hollywood, CA (02/03/1956); Polk Theater, Lakeland, FL (02/03/1956); Radio Recorders, Hollywood (02/03/1956); RCA Studio, Nashville (02/03/1956); RCA Studio, NY (02/03/1956); RCA Studios, Nashville (02/03/1956); RCA Studios, NY (02/03/1956); Sun Studio, Memphis (02/03/1956); The Hirsch Youth Center, Louisiana Fairgrounds, Shrevep (02/03/1956); The New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, NV (02/03/1956); The Robinson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, AR (02/03/1956); The Warwick Hotel, New York, NY (02/03/1956); Fox Stage 1, Hollywood (03/24/1956); Hollywood, CA (03/24/1956); Polk Theater, Lakeland, FL (03/24/1956); Radio Recorders, Hollywood (03/24/1956); RCA Studio, Nashville (03/24/1956); RCA Studio, NY (03/24/1956); RCA Studios, Nashville (03/24/1956); RCA Studios, NY (03/24/1956); Sun Studio, Memphis (03/24/1956); The Hirsch Youth Center, Louisiana Fairgrounds, Shrevep (03/24/1956); The New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, NV (03/24/1956); The Robinson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, AR (03/24/1956); The Warwick Hotel, New York, NY (03/24/1956); Fox Stage 1, Hollywood (04/14/1956); Hollywood, CA (04/14/1956); Polk Theater, Lakeland, FL (04/14/1956); Radio Recorders, Hollywood (04/14/1956); RCA Studio, Nashville (04/14/1956); RCA Studio, NY (04/14/1956); RCA Studios, Nashville (04/14/1956); RCA Studios, NY (04/14/1956); Sun Studio, Memphis (04/14/1956); The Hirsch Youth Center, Louisiana Fairgrounds, Shrevep (04/14/1956); The New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, NV (04/14/1956); The Robinson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, AR (04/14/1956); The Warwick Hotel, New York, NY (04/14/1956); Fox Stage 1, Hollywood (05/06/1956); Hollywood, CA (05/06/1956); Polk Theater, Lakeland, FL (05/06/1956); Radio Recorders, Hollywood (05/06/1956); RCA Studio, Nashville (05/06/1956); RCA Studio, NY (05/06/1956); RCA Studios, Nashville (05/06/1956); RCA Studios, NY (05/06/1956); Sun Studio, Memphis (05/06/1956); The Hirsch Youth Center, Louisiana Fairgrounds, Shrevep (05/06/1956); The New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, NV (05/06/1956); The Robinson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, AR (05/06/1956); The Warwick Hotel, New York, NY (05/06/1956); Fox Stage 1, Hollywood (05/16/1956); Hollywood, CA (05/16/1956); Polk Theater, Lakeland, FL (05/16/1956); Radio Recorders, Hollywood (05/16/1956); RCA Studio, Nashville (05/16/1956); RCA Studio, NY (05/16/1956); RCA Studios, Nashville (05/16/1956); RCA Studios, NY (05/16/1956).
Photographers: Alfred Wertheimer; Gordon Gillingham.
In 1996, RCA released Elvis 56, a single-disc compilation of 21 masters and one alternate take Presley recorded during 1956, the year he became a phenomenon. Fifteen years later, RCA/Legacy bested that set with Young Man with the Beat: The Complete '56 Elvis Presley Masters, a deluxe five-disc box encompassing two discs of studio recordings, a disc of live recordings, a disc of outtakes, and a disc of interviews. Arriving just a few years after quintuple-disc box The King of Rock & Roll: The Complete '50s Masters, the 1996 disc almost seemed unnecessary, as it covered the same ground only not as thoroughly, and Young Man with the Big Beat doesn't quite escape that criticism, either, as it appears just a year after the gargantuan Complete Elvis Presley Masters box, but the intent of the two boxes is wildly different. Where the 30-disc Complete Elvis Presley Masters boxed up his entire career, Young Man with the Big Beat puts a pivotal year under a microscope, examining it from every angle, and adds a gorgeous hardcover book and memorabilia replicas, in addition to the five discs of music. Music-wise, there is not too much new: only an unearthed performance at the Hirsch Youth Center in Shreveport, Louisiana from December, added to the end of the live disc which contains the least-heard music here. All the live cuts are of marginal audio quality -- they come from rough sources and there's only so much cleaning to be done -- but there is electricity to the performances, including the cuts from the New Frontier Hotel in Vegas, and that kineticism is palpable throughout the set, including the disc of outtakes that all have been circulated before, whether on the King of Rock & Roll box or various hardcore, fan-targeted Follow That Dream compilations. Surprises aren't really in store here, but delving so deeply into one area does reveal a few connective threads and mild revelations -- Elvis' taste for corn was surfacing this early on, and by the end of the year, the wild hepcat of Sun already was somewhat tamed, showing a flair for cool-handed crooning -- and by offering so much pure rock & roll in one concentrated yet exhaustive setting, the set does manage to re-create a portion of the wild excitement Elvis sparked in 1956. So, Young Man with the Beat winds up existing in that netherworld between a hefty historical document and nostalgic time machine; it's appealing on both fronts, but in order to find it rewarding, you need to already have some strong degree of devotion either to the King or to the year of his coronation. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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