Pre-order Release Date 1/4/2019
Elvis Aaron Presley was born during The Great Depression into a poor family in Mississippi. They moved to Memphis during the early fifties, and as a struggling young truck driver, he cut some demos at Sun Studios as a gift for his beloved mother Gladys. These initial songs, of which he had only paid a few dollars to record, would become the catalyst that would kick-start the beginnings of a soon to be worldwide superstar unlike the world has ever known. The folks at RCA Victor knew that this young fellow named Elvis was destined for superstardom. They quickly bought out his contract and signed the legend to a long term deal, and his first RCA single Heartbreak Hotel forever etched “The King Of Rock And Roll” trademark to his name.
In 1958 after several chart topping albums and a bevy of number one singles, more incredible fame followed as the "King Creole" movie starring Elvis Presley became a box office smash. The soundtrack album also was a blockbuster as it topped the charts, making this his sixth smash album in a row!
Both the "King Creole" movie and soundtrack LP truly proved once again that his career was unlike any other in music history. Filled with more hits than a New Orleans jukebox, the "King Creole" album takes off with several smashes in a row, including the classic title track rocker "King Creole" featuring Scotty Moore’s trail blazing guitar work and the chart topping single "Hard Headed Woman."
More soundtrack treasures follow with the beautiful ballad "Young Dreams" and the rockin’ blues of his huge classic "Trouble", both which truly made the album a treasure trove of hits.
The album also features the stellar bayou rock blues of "Crawfish" which amazingly sounds like some of the classic southern rock sounds to grace the radio throughout the sixties and seventies. In total, the album showcases 11 important Elvis Presley recordings which have truly gone on to become international classics.
In honor of the Man, the Music, the Legend, the King Of Rock And Roll, Friday Music is very pleased to announce the first time super limited edition 180 Gram Translucent Red Audiophile Vinyl release of the RCA Victor classic "King Creole" by Elvis Presley.
As another classic installment in our exciting Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are very pleased to present this masterwork in all its high fidelity glory. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and manufactured at R.T.I., "King Creole" will be a much anticipated audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!
For this exclusive presentation, we are also including striking gatefold artwork which includes the groundbreaking original LP cover elements as well as more rare visuals from this historic Elvis Presley era.
We are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined inner sleeve to help keep your Elvis vinyl in mint shape.
Elvis Presley’s… "King Creole" …A history making rock soundtrack album from a historic legend, an original mono audiophile dream release…first time audiophile red vinyl…From your friends at Friday Music…Stay tuned for more Elvis Presley original RCA Records now on Friday Music audiophile vinyl.
CELEBRATE THE KING OF ROCK & ROLL'S BIRTHDAY WITH FRIDAY MUSIC!!!
60 YEARS OF HIS HISTORIC SOUNDTRACK ALBUM KING CREOLE!
NOW ON FIRST TIME 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE SUPER LIMITED EDITION TRANSLUCENT RED VINYL
MASTERED IMPECCABLY BY JOE REAGOSO (ELVIS PRESLEY/ JOHNNY CASH)
NUMBER ONE BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE
FEATURING HIT SONGS: "HARD HEADED WOMAN" "TROUBLE" "CRAWFISH" "AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU" & "KING CREOLE"
FEATURED MUSICIANS: ELVIS PRESLEY, THE JORDANAIRES, SCOTTY MOORE, TINY TIMBRELL, NEAL MATTHEWS, DUDLEY BROOKS, BILL BLACK & D.J. FONTANA.