Elvis Presley - Blue Hawaii (180 Gram, gatefold, limited)
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.
Over the next three decades, Elvis Presley would release dozens of hit albums and tons of smash singles, spend time in the Army, star in over 35 top charting films, as well as sell out concert tours around the states and Canada making him the most successful solo artist of all time. In 1961, his career ignited even further thanks to his highly successful Blue Hawaii movie and companion multi-million selling soundtrack album.
Already gaining popularity in thanks to two chart single smashes Can't Help Falling in Love and Rock-A-Hula Baby, this masterwork soundtrack album also included a treasure trove of Elvis Presley tracks that captured a very great time in the musical history of this iconic legend.
As the movie would become a major box office smash, The King kept his audience wanting more as the LP would go on to become the biggest soundtrack album of his career and one of the biggest soundtracks of the sixties.
Even more hits abound with the sensational classic Hawaiian Wedding Song, the blues rocker Beach Boy Blues, and the powerful title track Blue Hawaii. All in all, thirteen huge Presley smash recordings, all on one sensational album. This amazing soundtrack has been out of print on vinyl for several decades... that is until now!
In honor of the Man, the Music, the Legend, the King of Rock and Roll, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the first time limited edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the RCA Records classic Blue Hawaii by Elvis Presley.
As we further continue our exciting Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are pleased to present this masterwork in all its high fidelity glory. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and pressed at R.T.I., Blue Hawaii will be a much anticipated audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!
For this exclusive release, we are also including a first time limited edition gatefold album artwork presentation. We are also enclosing a poly inner sleeve to help keep your limited edition Elvis Blue Hawaii vinyl album in mint shape.
Elvis Presley's... Blue Hawaii... A history making album from a historic legend, an audiophile dream release... first time 180 Gram Audiophile vinyl... is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true... From your friends at Friday Music... Stay tuned for more Elvis Presley original RCA Records audiophile recordings from Friday Music.
1. Blue Hawaii
2. Almost Always True
3. Aloha Oe
4. No More
5. Can't Help Falling in Love
6. Rock-A-Hula Baby
7. Moonlight Swim
2. Ito Eats
3. Slicin' Sand
4. Hawaiian Sunset
5. Beach Boy Blues
6. Island of Love
7. Hawaiian Wedding Song