Sunday, May 12, 2019

The Complete US Elvis Presley Singles Collection

With the appearance of the Mono Masters box, only now has it been possible to put together this set. So here it is: every single ever released by The King, both "A"s and "B"s all in the original vinyl mixes. I did exclude a few that I thought didn't fit in, such as when RCA put out every track from the first LP, or some gospel singles that were recorded and released many years apart.

As I like to do, every track is tagged with either it's label or picture sleeve, and if the flip side had different art, it was also tagged separately. All at 320, seven volumes 184 tracks with artwork and a tracklist included in vol 7. These are all mono (bar Charro) until the end of 1971. Honestly, I don't hear much difference between the mono and stereo mixes, but at least these are authentic.

I like these single collections because (IMO) they strike the balance between the familiar, the rare and has a way of telling the whole story with enough detail to stay interesting. Every time I put one of these together, I always wonder why it hasn't ever been done earlier. After all, who has had more posthumous releases than Elvis?

'Disc 1 (1954-58)' Yandex    Zippy

'Disc 2 (1958-63)' Yandex   Zippy

'Disc 3 (1963-66)' Yandex   Zippy

'Disc 4 (1966-69)' Yandex   Zippy

'Disc 5 (1969-71)' Yandex   Zippy

'Disc 6 (1972-74)' Yandex   Zippy

'Disc 7 (1975-78) + Art' Yandex   Zippy

13 comments:

Jobe said...

Thanks for this enormous undertaking. Is it me though I find nothing to download on parts 2,3,4,6. Thanks again

Legendary Ganja Smoking Monk said...

2, 3, 4, 6 Are Blank Frank!!

Carlos Henrique Xavier Endo said...

Files 2 to 6 are lost in the Internet.

Dave said...

As usual, my mouth is agape. Thank you! (And looking forward to the reemergence of 2,3,4 and 6.)

BlankFrank said...

Thanks all for your comments. Links are now fixed and working fine!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this wonderful collection and to include the year of release is a bonus your efforts are commendable

Regards
Geoff

Silvio said...

Man...I wish I could say a lot...but all that comes to mind is a big THANK YOU...

Silvio

lemonflag said...

Thanks

tsi&hrjs said...

A huge thanx for this!

Would you have the time and interest in doing this for B.B. King? Some of his early singles are tough to find.

tsi&hrjs

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Thank you so much for compiling this set. Looks great!

Hessa

zipper said...

Lovely jubbly....many thanks Blank Frank.

Man from Mordor said...

This is a truly magnificent collection and I am very pleased to have it. Your brilliant hard work is much appreciated.

LonChes said...

Muchas gracias!!
This is awesome.