added: 3 Aug 2010 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
This year to mark what would have been the 75th birthday of Elvis Presley, RCA/Legacy is putting together the ultimate Elvis collection.
'The Complete Elvis Masters' is described as the crown jewel of the Elvis 75 campaign.
The box-set will the limited to 1000 numbered sets.
It will include 30 CDs featuring 711 master recordings in chronological order. There will also be 103 rarities in this collection.
It will also feature a 240-page reference book.
According to the media release, 'Years in the making, The Complete Elvis Presley Masters has been compiled from the original analog master tapes where available, using 24-bit technology for greater sonic resolution and dynamics. Each track has been carefully restored to achieve the best sound reproduction without compromising the audio quality of the original master. The only exceptions are found on the rarities discs, which "derive from a variety of sources," as Jorgensen writes. "First priority has been given to vividness of performance, historical significance and rarity of repertoire."
The Complete Elvis Presley Masters is the newest release in RCA/Legacy's "Elvis 75" campaign, which commemorates the 75th anniversary of Elvis' birth, celebrated on January 8, 2010.