In the mid-seventies, Elvis decided that his next recording project would be on his home turf – Memphis, TN. The most desirable studio in town was the red-hot STAX – the launching pad of such greats as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave and Isaac Hayes.
The Stax material has never been positioned as a whole body of work. With the Elvis At Stax release, all of this material is collected for the first time. Along with some of the funky outtakes, it creates a fresh new package that, while it doesn't have the known hits, tells a great story.
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Founded by David Gates and James Griffin, Bread was one of the most popular Pop groups of the early '70s. The band proved on their eponymous debut album (1969) that they were excellent songwriters and craftsmen of their instruments.
Although the album did not contain a hit single at the time of release ("It Don't Matter To Me" later became a hit but only after their second album release On The Waters) it set the course for the group's fame and fortune.
Coup De Grace (1981) was the zenith of Mink DeVille's career. Working together with famed producer Jack Nitzsche proved to be a wise step: his influence on its sound made the album a timeless classic.
Willy DeVille's unique balladeering style is perfectly framed in a timeless Rock & Roll fashion, not unlike Springsteen but with a soulful twist. Combining Punk, Rock, New Wave, '50s R&B and Doo-Wop, Mink DeVille's unique sound has beautifully blossomed on Coup De Grace and will likely live on as their best album.
This one has been long in the making. The original Core LP contained all 12 songs on 2 sides; for best audio we've decided to give Core a double LP treatment, the 4th side containing a beautiful etch of the album's cover art.
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The album contains a variety of cover versions (by artists such as Allen Toussaint and Memphis Soul legend Ann Peebles) interspersed with his own original compositions. If only there were more of the latter, as sadly George did not live to see the '80s.