Album Title : A Golden Celebration
Catalogue Number : CPM6 - 5172
Year Release : August 1984
Side 1 : The Sun Sessions - Outtakes - Memphis Tennesse 1954 and 1955
Harbor Lights - That's All Right - Blue Moon Of Kentucky - I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine - I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (My Baby's Gone) - I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')
Side 2 : The Dorsey Bros. Stage Show - New York, NY - 1956
Shake Rattle & Roll/Flip, Flop & Fly (Jan 28) - I Got A Woman (Jan 28) - Baby, Let's Play House (Feb 4) - Tutti Frutti (Feb 4) - Blue Suede Shoes (Feb 11) - Heartbreak Hotel (Feb 11)
Side 3 : The Dorsey Bros. Stage Show - New York, NY - 1956
Tutti Frutti (Feb 18) - I Was The One (Feb 18) - Blue Suede Shoes (Mar 17) - Heartbreak Hotel (Mar 17) - Money Honey (Mar 24) - Heartbreak Hotel (Mar 24)
Side 4 : The Milton Berle Show - California - 1956
Heartbreak Hotel (Apr 3 San Diego) - Blue Suede Shoes -Dialogue/Blue Suede Shoes Reprise (Apr 3 San Diego) - Hound Dog/Dialogue (June 5 Hollywood) - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (June 5 Hollywood) - The Steve Allen Show - New York, NY - 1956 - Dialogue/I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (July 1) - Introduction/Hound Dog (July 1)
Side 5 : The Mississippi-Alabama Fair And Dairy Show - Tupelo, MI - Sept 26, 1956
Heartbreak Hotel (Afternoon Show) - Long Tall Sally (Afternoon Show) - Introductions And Presentations/I Was The One (Afternoon Show) - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Afternoon Show) - I Got A Woman (Afternoon Show)
Side 6 : The Mississippi-Alabama Fair And Dairy Show - Tupelo, MI - Sept 26, 1956
Don't Be Cruel (Afternoon Show Conclusion) - Ready Teddy (Afternoon Show Conclusion) - Love Me Tender (Afternoon Show Conclusion) - Hound Dog (Afternoon Show Conclusion) - Vernon And Gladys Presley (Interview) - Nick Adams (Interview) - A Fan (Interview) - Elvis (Interview)
Side 7 : The Mississippi-Alabama Fair And Dairy Show - Tupelo, MI - Sept 26, 1956
Love Me Tender (Evening Show) - I Was The One (Evening Show) - I Got A Woman (Evening Show) - Don't Be Cruel (Evening Show) - Blue Suede Shoes (Evening Show) - Baby, Let's Play House (Evening Show) - Hound Dog/Announcements (Evening Show)
Side 8 : The Ed Sullivan Show - California And New York - 1956
Don't Be Cruel (Sept 9 Hollywood) - Love Me Tender (Sept 9 Hollywood) - Reddy Teddy (Sept 9 Hollywood) - Hound Dog (Sept 9 Hollywood) - Don't Be Cruel (Oct 28 New York) - Love Me Tender (Oct 28 New York) - Love Me (Oct 28 New York) - Hound Dog (Oct 28 New York)
Side 9 : The Ed Sullivan Show - New York - January 6, 1957
Hound Dog - Love Me Tender - Heartbreak Hotel - Don't Be Cruel - Too Much - When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again - Peace In The Valley
Side 10 : Elvis At Home - Germany - 1958-60
Danny Boy - Soldier Boy - The Fool - Earth Angel - He's Only A Prayer Away
Side 11 : Collector's Treasures - Discovered At Graceland - Date Unknown
Excerpt From An Interview For TV Guide - My Heart Cries For You - Dark Moon - Write To Me From Naples - Suppose
Side 12 : Elvis - Burbank, CA - June 27, 1968
Blue Suede Shoes - Tiger Man - That's All Right - Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Baby What You Want Me To Do Monologue - Love Me - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Baby What You Want Me To Do (Reprise) - Monologue/Blue Christmas/Monologue - One Night - Tryin' To Get To You
Brief History :
There had been Elvis Presley boxes before A Golden Celebration, but those were primarily made up of previously available material. Originally intended to celebrate what would have been Elvis' 50th birthday, A Golden Celebration was six LPs' worth of music, most of it not previously available in any easy-to-find (or legitimate) form, and devoted almost entirely to the early years of his career -- the period when Elvis Presley was not only exciting, but changing the way people perceived music.