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King of Rock & Roll, Elvis
At Sun (RCA/BMG)
1953, an 18 year-old Elvis first walked into the Memphis
Recording Service studios. The songs he recorded for Sam
Phillips in the first few hours of that session are not
precisely known but the opening track here, 'Harbour Lights'
appears to be the earliest recording to have survived.
The last song recorded on that first session, 'That's
Alright', almost wasn't recorded at all. The story is
told in the extensive liner notes by Sam Phillips' son,
Knox. There are 19 of the young Elvis' very first recordings
collected here. Simon Hobbs.
note: it appears the reviewer did not know what to do
with an Elvis sound very foreign to what he was used to!