- An insanely good sounding copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side, Double Plus (A++) on the second
- If you want to know just how rich, spacious, natural and Tubey Magical an Elvis record can sound, here’s your chance to find out
- Fairly quiet vinyl throughout — Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus – it’s unlikely any early pressing would ever play as well
- Elvis’s early albums are rarely in audiophile playing condition, so finding these later pressings with such good sound has been a real ear opener
This pressing has the glorious sound of 1963 in its grooves. It has the kind of Tubey Magical Midrange that modern records cannot even BEGIN to reproduce. Folks, that sound is gone and it sure isn’t showing signs of coming back. If you love hearing INTO a recording, actually being able to “see” the performers, and feeling as if you are sitting in the studio with the band, this is the record for you. It’s what vintage all analog recordings are known for — this sound.
If you exclusively play modern repressings of vintage recordings, I can say without fear of contradiction that you have never heard this kind of sound on vinyl. Old records have it — not often, and certainly not always — but maybe one out of a hundred new records do, and those are some pretty long odds.
Elvis on Vinyl
Most of the man’s records don’t sound very good on most of the pressings we find, and more often than not the best sounding pressings are just too noisy to be of any real interest to audiophiles. Not so here though, as this was one of the quietest copies we played in our recent shootout.
Copies with rich lower mids and nice extension up top did the best in our shootout, assuming they weren’t veiled or smeary of course. So many things can go wrong on a record! We know, we heard them all.
We know a fair bit about Elvis’s recordings at this point. We’ve searched high and low for his records and played them by the score over the years.
Beyond The Bend
Take Me To The Fair
They Remind Me Too Much Of You
One Broken Heart For Sale
I’m Falling In Love Tonight
Cotton Candy Land
A World Of Our Own
How Would You Like To Be