Thursday, February 18

off duty with private presley

Maybe a little early for Father's Day, let's go with early birthday... but the Memphis Recording Service will release Off Duty With Private Presley next week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s discharge from the army in 1960.

There are official recordings made during Elvis’ time off-duty whilst in the army (A Big Hunk O’ Love, A Fool Such As I, I Got Stung...) also 30 unreleased tracks privately recorded by Elvis while stationed in the US and Germany. Plus a big old 100 page picture/info book focussing on Elvis' time in the US Army from his induction in 1958, to his discharge in 1960. It also details the recording sessions (both private and commercial) made during this time. Partner this with Tupelo Welcomes Home Elvis Presley and go yard...