ELECTRONICALLY REPROCESSED STEREO. What is it and why do so many Elvis fans hate it? And what is “rechanneled stereo” and Duophonic stereo and why does everyone hate them, too? Before addressing these questions, I want to mention a few things about stereo records. Most people—including music historians and record collectors—take stereo for granted, but it has a lengthy and interesting past. READ MORE
THE FIRST DELUXE ELVIS boxed compact-disc set was KING OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL – THE COMPLETE 50’s MASTERS, issued in 1992 to great fanfare. It contained five discs that featured the complete studio recordings of Presley from 1954-1958. More than 100 recordings in genuine, honesttagawd mono seemed like a gift from Heaven!
The set also included an informative booklet with an accurate sessionography and an intelligent biographical essay. READ MORE