FTD Book: Elvis - The Best of British, The HMV Years 1956-1958

by Trevor Simpson (2013) hardcover, 435 pages - in English

This is the story of every song by Elvis released on the British HMV label.

The book contains over 1000 rare and unpublished photographs, the illustrations connected to the songs, the recordings and the promotion of Elvis by HMV in Britain.

Included, and officially gathered together for the FIRST TIME on two exclusive CDs, is every Elvis track released by HMV. Added to these are bonus songwriter demos and Elvis outtakes to complete the audio story upon which the foundation of the global popular music culture and industry was built.


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CD 1: The HMV Singles (‘A’ and ‘B’ Sides)

1. Heartbreak Hotel
2. I Was The One
3. Blue Suede Shoes
4. Tutti Frutti
5. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
6. My Baby Left Me
7. Hound Dog
8. Don’t Be Cruel
9. Blue Moon
10. I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine
11. Love Me Tender
12. Anyway You Want Me (That’s How I Will Be)
13. Mystery Train
14. Love Me
15. Rip It Up
16. Baby Let’s Play House
17. Too Much
18. Playing For Keeps
19. All Shook Up
20. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin
21. Paralyzed
22. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
23. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
24. Tryin’ To Get To You
25. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone
26. How Do You Think I Feel
27. I Forgot To Remember To Forget (export issue)
28. Heartbreak Hotel (Songwriter Demo*) - Glenn Reeves
29. Paralyzed - (Songwriter Demo) - Otis Blackwell


CD 2: HMV EP & Album Tracks not issued as singles.

1. Let Me

2. Poor Boy
3. We’re Gonna Move
4. Blue Moon Of Kentucky
5. Good Rockin’ Tonight
6. Milk Cow Blues
7. Just Because
8. I Got A Woman
9. I’m Counting On You
10. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)
11. Money Honey
12. One Sided Love Affair
13. Shake, Rattle And Roll
14. That’s All Right
15. Any Place Is Paradise
16. First In Line
17. How’s The World Treating You
18. Long Tall Sally
19. Old Shep
20. Ready Teddy
21. So Glad You’re Mine
22. I'm Counting On You - (Demo*) Vocal: Lou Dinning
23. Love Me Tender (End Title Version)
24. Let Me (Solo)
25. We're Gonna Move (Take 9 - Stereo)
26. Poor Boy (Stereo)
27. Love Me Tender (Stereo)
28. Love Me Tender (Movie Trailer)
29. The Truth About Me
30. Elvis Says Goodbye.