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As director of RCA's Elvis catalogue, Jorgensen is one of the key figures behind the Elvis Presley CD box sets RCA has issued in recent years. This book makes a worthy companion to those historic releases. All of the King's known recordings?including rehearsals, live recordings and recordings made in the privacy of his hotel rooms?are approached with the same reverence that his studio sessions inspire, providing a framework for a narrative of Elvis's life. Indeed, eminent Presley biographer Guralnik (Last Train to Memphis) writes that, given Jorgensen's attention to detail, the author is "either a madman or a great detective." While so many Presley books are written by authors who never seem to overcome their poetic sense of awe regarding the King, Jorgensen, being an RCA executive, couches the story of Presley's life in the gritty details of the artist's work and gets past the myths, giving readers a glimpse of what it might have been like to be Elvis. Hence, his is a truly insightful book. 150 photos in color and b&w. Editor, Calvert D. Morgan.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
This is a very informative references book about Elvis. I was wanting to find a good book on Elvis Presley and this was the best one that I saw. Read morePublished on April 19 2004 by BADASSGIRLHEAD
This is an amazing and exhaustive look at Elvis' recording sessions. Lots of great detail and anecdotes as well as references to in-studio comments by Elvis, producers and... Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2004 by AC
This is a must have book for any Elvis fan. Unfortunately, the paperback version is a poor cousin of the original hardback. Read morePublished on Sept. 19 2003
Not JUST a complete sessionography, but as detailed and thorough account of Elvis' life as exists in print form. Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2002
I loved this book. In England we have a term for the obsessive fan with an unhealthy fascination for trivia. Read morePublished on May 23 2000 by Jules
This book is for people who really care about the making of Elvis's music. The authors go into detail about the origin of songs and how they were recorded. Read morePublished on Dec 2 1999 by Richard J. Silverberg