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Sunrise - EU 1999 - BMG 07863 67675 2

Release: 1999 BMG 07863 67675 2   EU 22 €
Release: 1999 BMG 07863 67675 2   USA 22 €
Release: 1999 BMG 07863 67675 2 / D228154 BMG Direct USA 22 €
Release: 1999 BMG BVCM-34003-4 1st release Japan 45 €
Release: 1999 BMG BVCM-34003-4 2nd release Japan 40 €
Release: 2000 BMG GH-8-28-01   Taiwan / China  
Release: 2004 BMG GSM-05339   China  


Sunrise is a two-disc compilation of Elvis Presley's studio recordings at Sun Studio from 1953 to 1955, released in 1999, RCA 67675-2. This set features all of the surviving master recordings made by Presley and his accompanists, Scotty Moore and Bill Black, occasionally augmented by other musicians, prior to his arrival on RCA Records in 1956.

The first disc presents all eighteen Sun titles from professional recording sessions during the singer's stay at the label. The opening ten tracks comprise the A and b sides of the five officially released Presley singles on the Sun label. Outtakes from sessions at Sun were used to fill in catalogue items for RCA, with five used for Presley's debut LP.

The second disc compiles seven alternate takes from the professional studio sessions. The remaining selections derive from acetates or basic recording equipment.
The first four tracks comprise the pre-professional test recordings made by Elvis alone in July 1953 and January 1954. "Fool Fool Fool" and "Shake, Rattle, and Roll" were recorded by the standard Presley trio at an unknown location in Lubbock, Texas, during January 1955. "It Wouldn't Be The Same Without You," and the final six tracks from a live performance on the Louisiana Hayride, in Shreveport, Louisiana featuring an augmented band in 1955, are released here for the first time. (wikipedia )